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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fallon, Nv
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From what you describe for your goals, a cheap lift isn't going to work. A "cheap lift" is going to be a spring lift in the front and that will limit your articulation. I would recommend a 4" hanger and 4" lift spring for the front (with the appropriate pitman arm and track bar bracket). Out back, a 4.5" shackle flip, an add-a-leaf for another 1.5, and a 4"~5" PMF single traction bar block lift. 4.5+1.5=6.0, then 2+2.5 (factory block)=4.5. This will get you the 8" of rear lift that you are looking for and still allow for axle articulation. Yes it equals 10.5, but I'm not counting the factory block.
After 8 inches you should be looking into a custom high steer cross over, more money.
Don't forget some 4.56s (or 4.88s depending on how hard core you want to go wheeling), more money.
The fact is, for the cost of a 99-04 Super Duty, your could buy an older gasser that already has a lift and big tires on it. I think it's great that you are swinging for the fences, but how do you plan to pay for all of this?
Karl and his 2003 6.0
Barefoot Accelerator Pedal
TRICO Force wiper blades
Yellow Military Aircraft Valve Stem Caps
Offensive "Stick Family" Decal
Big Ol'Honkin 1 1/4" Shank Receiver Hitch
WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!