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Old 08-21-2012, 06:09 PM
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lift kit questions

I am trying to figure out how much of a lift kit I have on my truck currently. I think one of the prior owners hacked together a lift so he could run bigger tires. One of the leaf packs has one more leaf in it and it isnt even part of the actual pack (on the bottom outside of the clamps). Also, the guy removed the sway bar, didnt use a drop pitman arm, but did use a track bar drop bracket. Can someone get me some measurements of their lift kits? Like top of the tire to bottom of the fender and ground to bottom of the fender? Also, how many leaves are in the lift packs? This truck rides like a log wagon and since it seems these packs are fawked (bad bushings too), I might as well get some new ones. I am also thinking about dropping it down a few inches so I can run a 33" tire instead of a 35". My truck is my daily driver and will be used to tow a trailer, so I am hoping it would help the fuel mileage.

Here is the truck ...


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Old 08-22-2012, 03:29 AM
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you need to have center of hub to fender lip for better reference. at least it will be closer.

can you post some pics, you may have a sagging spring and a hillbilly cure for it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:56 AM
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you are right...I will get some pics shortly.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:08 AM
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I have an 04 F350 SRW with a 6 1/2" lift with 37's.

Front, center of hub to fender well= 32.5
Rear = 31


Stock F250 Front= 23.5
Rear = 25

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:23 PM
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Driver side....hub to fender 30.5" Passenger side.....hub to fender 31.5

yes, there is an inch difference.




check out the lack of drop pitman, but there is a drop bracket for the track bar.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:42 PM
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that looks to me like a 6" lift. See how the drop track bar bracket has 2 holes? normally the upper hole is for a 4" and the lower hole is for a 6"
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:46 PM
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that is what I thought. springs are miss matched. compare each leaf from each pack. The first 8 springs from top to bottom look the same, but the rest....not even close. How many leaves are usually in one of these lift springs??

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:53 PM
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That I don't know. I think it's 10
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My 6.5" lift has 6 leafs. The second and third pics of yours that are on the dr side have the bottom leaf from the rear of the truck on it. It is the bottom one in the pics. It shouldnt have that long thick one in there. The pass side looks to be correct. If you need anymore measurements just let me know. I have my truck and an 03 f250 and another 04 f350 SRW at my shop now doing trans swaps in.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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ya, I really thought it was an overload spring as well. I am considering buying a new set of 4" lift springs to replace those and then take out the rear block in the rear. The rear looks like a 2" block and maybe lift springs....no idea though. I know it doesnt have the stock block.
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