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Old 07-20-2012, 05:16 AM
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Wanting to fit 37" tyres to 03 F250

Hey guys, im wanting to know how much lift id need to fit 37" tyres on my 03 F250 7.3l dual cab, im from australia if that make any difference between the models, i was thinking a 4" lift as it currently has 33" mickey t claws on it with no scrubbing apart from full lock on full flex

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If you're playing in the Outback, 6" to 7" is what I suggest. I still get minor rubbing at full flex and steering with 7" lift. Removed rear swaybar, and disconnected front (one side)
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If you're playing in the Outback, 6" to 7" is what I suggest. I still get minor rubbing at full flex and steering with 7" lift. Removed rear swaybar, and disconnected front (one side)
Your not running your rear sway bar?

EDIT: I can get my 37s to rub with my 8" kit if I try.
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Funny story about that.

I was in the process of replacing the end links with longer ones. Removed the OEMs and had to use a cutting disc on a grinder for the upper driver's joint.

When I tried to reinstall, it became ovbious that my hands were too large and my tool selection was too small to get between the fuel tank and frame. So as not to be a complete waste of time, I removed the entire swaybar and axle mounting brackets. Ground off all the rust and crap, and refinished all the pieces. That's where it sits now, except I stole the endlink bushings to replace the worn out ones in the front.

So far there haven't been any issues in handling, but I haven't towed anything nor had a top heavy load in the box. I have noticed that the suspension works better on rougher terrain though. I disconnect one side (usually passenger) endlink from the front swaybar when extended playtime off road. I just put the bolt through the bushings and strap out of the way.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:26 AM
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You do not wants way bars for off rd. also ford does not set their axles properly which is one reason why they rub. Depending on actual use determines lift height. Off rd you would want a good 8" but just to look cool you could get by with 6".
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I have a 6" Fabtech and had to do some very minor trimming to the plastic of my inner fender to clear my 37's at full lock.
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depending on spring rate and shock valving, you shouldnt need a sway bar, it is usually part of a comprimise for ride quality and stability.

i ran my 08 dodge with a carli system, and slighty tighter valving, and NO sway bars....front or rear. truck rode awesome and handled just fine. was it a slot car on a track.... NO, but it by no means was unsafe under normal conditions, nor did it feel un safe at speed offroad.
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I tow enough to think that I still need my swaybar. It looks ugly tho lol /hijack.

6" will get you there if you don't plan on doing any offroading.
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For those of you that tow and go 4wheeling and want your sway bars; you should find a quick disconnect setup. This way you can have the extra stability on road but additional articulation off road. sway bars off road is limiting you quite a bit.
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