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post #1 of 34 Old 01-02-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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4" or 6" LIFT?

I got me a new set of 36X12.50X16.5 Good Years. I need to lift the war wagon to get them under it but I have a few questions:

Can I fit them under there with a 4" Lift or will I need a 6"?
I want front and rear springs not 4" or 6" blocks in the rear, can anyone recommend a good kit?
How high is too high for daily driving?

Thanks for any input!

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I had an 06 4x4 with a 6 inch lift and 35x13.50 tires and i think they were somewhat close to rubbing, i cant remember exactly. I will tell you that if you are doing this on your own and you are worried about there being a clearance issue...definitely go with the bigger lift. I bought a 10 inch lift to replace the 6 and bought 40s because everyone said they would fit. Well they did not fit and I had to go with a shorter and skinnier tire (39.5x13.50). Luckily I was doing this through a 4x4 shop so they just ordered new tires and took back the 40s so it was no big deal. My point being, if you are doing this on your own and the tires are too big for the lift...you are screwed.

6 inch lift, in my opinion, is perfectly fine for a daily driver. When you really think about it, the difference between a 4 and 6 inch lift is so small that you might as well go with a 6 if you are going to go through all the trouble of putting a lift on anyway.

As far as lift kits, they are all similar in my opinion for leaf springs. Im sure others will disagree with me. But if you are looking to buy a new lift kit, let me tell you a secret of how to find the lowest prices. Go to the lift kit website and they will have the box numbers for the specific kit that you want. Copy and paste that in google or the google shopping spot and a bunch of different retailers will pop up. From there it is just finding the warehouse with the lowest prices. I saved probably 500 to 700 dollars on the lift kit I bought by using this technique. And about 500 dollars on the tires I bought. If you are buying used that is a totally different ball game.
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Thanks for the reply. Still can't make up my mind. The 8" & 10" lifts cost the same as the 6" lift. I do have a goose neck trailer I pull sometimes. I was told not to go over a 4" and maybe a 6" will work with pulling a trailer. Any one out there pulling a goose neck with a lift?

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2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
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Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
SCT Livewire Tuner
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I have been wondering the same.. I want the 6" lift, but I pull a 5th wheel every now and then for job relocating.. Hopefully someone will chime in.. I'm running 35x11.50 18's on stock FX4 suspension..



2004 F-250 Crew Cab Lariat FX4... 2007 front clip conversion, 18" Dale Jr Wheels, 35" Nitto Terra Grapplers, Superchips Cortex Tuned and 4" turbo back Magnaflow Exhaust... Sounds Saweeeeet!
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Is the FX4 set higher (stock) than a regular F250?

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2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
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Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
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MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
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If you use it as a "truck" no way I'd put anything over 6" lift.

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

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Does anyone have experience or know of someone with experience with ZONE lift kits? I have been leaning towards the 4" and low and behold I found a ZONE 4" lift with shocks for $810.00 shipped. I would just like to see if anyone has used this kit. I don't have a problem spending $1,200 - $1,500 for a quality kit because I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. I have used Superlift and Skyjacker kits on vehicles in the past. Let me know if you have any input. . . . . . . .

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2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
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Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
SCT Livewire Tuner
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Ford F250 F350 Super Duty suspension lift kits for diesel engine

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Carthage, NC. 28327

2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump
Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
SCT Livewire Tuner
Nitto Terra Grapler 285/75/16s


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i would look else just based on the number of leafs, the lesser amount of leafs , the harsher the ride. look for something with 10-12 leafs total.

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Do you have a kit you could recommend?

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Deer Creek Farm
Carthage, NC. 28327

2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
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Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
SCT Livewire Tuner
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