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Old 08-26-2013, 07:09 PM
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I have an 03' F250 and I want to lift it a few inches to maybe get 35's on it. What would be the cheapest and safest way to do this?


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buy a used kit.
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Maybe an extended Hanger in the front. Or some higher rated code springs.
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I have an 03' F250 and I want to lift it a few inches to maybe get 35's on it. What would be the cheapest and safest way to do this?


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I'd go with a 2" lift shackle and an adjustable track bar.
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Maybe an extended Hanger in the front. Or some higher rated code springs.
An extended front hanger will induce negative caster resulting in handling issues. A longer shackle will increase positive caster without the handling issues.

I would say either higher rate springs or a no kidding 2" lift spring. I have run a 2" front lift with the OEM track bar and it was fine. Over that, you really need to look into a dropped pitman arm and drop bracket for the track bar.

Just an example of what's out there.
http://www.topguncustomz.com/p-2597-...-duty-4x4.aspx

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What would this do to its handling ?
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What would this do to its handling ?
It will make your truck a little taller in the front. OK, that was sarcasm for for not a whole lot will change in handling. Except for the fact it will be taller up front. Lowering front and rear mounts maintains proper caster. Speaking of caster, excessive positive is ALWAYS better than negative.

I ran a small lift on the front of mine for a while, I didn't change shocks, sway bar links, or anything else until I went to my 5 inch lift.

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Sweet thanks for the info in wanting to do 2" hanger kit on the front and f350 block on the rear.
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Has anyone ever had issues with the mini spring packs. I also tow around 8000 lbs.
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