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Old 01-18-2012, 11:23 PM
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New guy, need lift advice

I recently bought a 2004 f350 ccsb with a 6.0 that came with 38/15.50/20s on it. I have horrible rubbing issues at anything over about one turn either way. I don't know what size of lift my truck has on it (thinking a 4") because it looks pretty "stuffed" in the wheel wells. What would I need to get 6" of lift in the front? Also, does anyone have any rough measurements I could take to figure out roughly how much lift I have? (hub center to top center of wheel well??) thanks for any help in advance. -Sean
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:55 PM
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even with a 6" lift you can only fix a 37" under it without triming..... i have a 6.5 pro comp with 37" nittos and sometimes on hard turns my tires will rub my spring. if you want to keep the 38's i would do a 8" lift...... hope this helps. you have a pic of the truck u could post?
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:32 AM
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Man I have 8 inch fabtech lift and 40's with 2" wheel spacers and still rub a little. I think you will likely need at least 8" to clear those 38's.

On a side note I have been thinking about lowering mine and selling my 40's. Depending on where you are and if you have a 4 inch lift now maybe we can work out a trade.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:59 AM
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I have a picture of it, but it's on my phone and i can't figure out how to post it from my phone. I could email it to one of you guys if you'd post it uP here for me. My truck definitely looks like it sits lower than all the 6" lifts I've seen online.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:27 AM
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I found another member who posted a picture on here of his truck with a 4" and 35s, so I overlapped the pictures of our trucks, scaling them so that the trucks were the same size, and his hub-to-wheelwell distance is about the same, if not more than mine. My tires just look huge and his seem to fit. I am stuck in the 38-40 inch range though because the previous owner had the truck geared to match tire size, and I think he may have gone a touch too far and it is actually geared shorter than stock?... (2000-2100 at about 68 mph) I like the look of 'too much tire' my last truck was a 2000 2wd silverado with 3" lift and 35s, but this truck takes that look a little too far I think.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:06 AM
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got a picture of the truck how it is right now. 38/15.5/20s and who know how much lift, and a whole lot of rubbing. thanks. sean
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:25 PM
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Nothing? I could always take it to 4wheelparts (ugh) and see if they could tell me. Or find someone's truck to compare it to
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Definitely looks like a 4" lift. That is "stuffed"!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:55 AM
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Awesome, thank you. I guess I will buy the 6" kit I found then
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:21 AM
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A 6" kit is still going to rub really bad. Better go with an 8" kit.
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