Lifted 7.3's with 6" +lift or more plz talk about how ur truck rides on long travels! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 48 Old 12-29-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Lifted stroker w/ 6"+ lift or more plz talk about how ur truck rides on long travels!

Looking to get a 6" or 8" lift put on truck with 37's and I am wondering how you guys have done with a similar setup when traveling long distances....?

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Mine rode like a tank. I hated it on long trips. To be fair though I had a Tough Country lift and they are about as cheap as you can go.

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what size was your lift?WHOOPS...I just looked at your truck and saw the 10"..Im lookin at puttin on an 8"...but the crap I seem to need keeps adding up and it aint lookin so fun afetr all..lol..
I was wondering this not only for ride quality but goin through states with different lift laws, I thought may end up bein a pain in azz?

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I friend of mine recently sold his '04 F250 that had an 8" lift on it and 37's forever, and maybe the last year that he owned it he bought all new springs and lifted it 10" and ran 38's. I'm not sure how it was for long trips, but it couldn't have been horrible as he used to tow his Baja down to Florida (from Michigan) and back and would always tow his lifted jeep/quads up north or to the dunes with the truck. I believe he had some custom springs made up by a local shop so that would probably help the ride considerably




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what size was your lift?WHOOPS...I just looked at your truck and saw the 10"..Im lookin at puttin on an 8"...but the crap I seem to need keeps adding up and it aint lookin so fun afetr all..lol..
I was wondering this not only for ride quality but goin through states with different lift laws, I thought may end up bein a pain in azz?

Are you familiar with Icon at all?
Mine started as a 6" and just slowly stretched it out with longer shackles and blocks and add a leaves

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Do you know what name brand of lift he was running? He was was able to tow and run those long distances without issues then that is exactly what I need and want in a lift!!!! Let me know if you can find out plz and thank you

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Ryan,

What kind of lift did you start with and how did you stretch it out with shackles?

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Since the OP wanted specifically for a 7.3, I won't comment more.

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Hell anyone's experience would help...

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Since the OP wanted specifically for a 7.3, I won't comment more.
Lol I was thinking that when I posted my buddies as it was a 6.0 but I figured he was specifying leaf spring front end trucks lol.

As for the lift it was an 8" bds lift I believe but in those pics was after he bought all 4 new 10" lift springs from a local spring shop in our area I believe


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