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'99 F-250 7.3L Lift

Heya guys!

I'm interested in doing a four inch lift on my truck. It has a regular cab, and an eight foot box. I have an 1100 pound welder in the box. Will a four inch lift increase the tendency for the truck to tip over, and will it affect my gas mileage? Will it affect the steering dynamics in any way?

Could you recommend any brand names and model numbers for good lift kits?

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Heya guys!

I'm interested in doing a four inch lift on my truck. It has a regular cab, and an eight foot box. I have an 1100 pound welder in the box. Will a four inch lift increase the tendency for the truck to tip over, and will it affect my gas mileage? Will it affect the steering dynamics in any way?

Could you recommend any brand names and model numbers for good lift kits?

Thanks!
-Welder Dude.
Higher center of gravity = more likely to tip over.

Taller truck= less aerodynamic = less mpg

The higher quality your lift components are, the more likely you truck will ride and drive closer to stock. If you plan on spending under $2k on a lift, plan on having a truck that drives like chit. Spend $4-6k on a quality lift and you will be driving a Cadillac truck.

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dude,you have leaf spring suspension.dont pay more than a grand.i dont care what kind of springs you put under that rig. its gonna ride like a lumber wagon.very stiff empty.its a truck.it only rides good when its loaded.thats why all the manufacturers changed to different front ends.lighter weight. and provides much better ride.but i think you loose the integrity.just go with lift from,rancho,rough country,tuff country,superlift.thats all you need.just make sure you are replacing front springs and not adding some type of block.
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