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post #1 of 12 Old 11-03-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Lift kit info/ opinions. Lemme hear em guys.

Hey guys,

I've been looking into lifting my truck and I have a few questions. I have done quite a bit of reading but I still have some questions.
I have an 05 f350 4x4 crew cab.
Here's what I wanna do..... I wanna lift the truck either 6 or 8 inches, and either run some 37's or some 40 inch military tires my buddy can get for a hell of a deal.
Here's my questions.. what type of lift will give me the height, and good ride quality at the same time. At what point will I have to replace my radius arms with aftermarket ones. At one point I was looking at a procomp stage 2 setup with the monotube shocks, but I wanna hear what you guys have used, and what you liked and didn't like.

Also, from what I understand, if I were to go anything bigger than 36's id probably have to re-gear to a higher ratio to keep the trans alive, and ill have to tune for the speedo.

Please don't turn this into a flame war I.e. this brand sucks, or this brand sucks, because a friend of a friend who knows a guy said this brand sucks. If you dislike a brand or setup, please explain why.

Please let me know,
Thanks guys I appreciate it,
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6in for 37s. 8in for 40s. Get a lift with 4 link a ditch radius arms for those height lifts. Military tires don't typically ride well...

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Only reason I was curious about the military tires, is that a friend of mine can get me 4 of em for 500 bucks total, and I'm being quoted around 520 a piece for 37's.

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Only reason I was curious about the military tires, is that a friend of mine can get me 4 of em for 500 bucks total, and I'm being quoted around 520 a piece for 37's.
Big tires cost big money, gotta pay to play. That being said military tires do run a hell of alot rougher then street tires so if ride quality is a factor then you should look elsewhere. I have an 8 inch fabtech lift with 44 super swampers and honestly for what it is it rides pretty well except when the tires sit for a few days they get flat sides on them and ride funny for the first few miles. For 40" tires honestly your best bet is super swampers. Unlike other companies like toyo and nitto they regularly make large tires so honestly i think they are cheaper than comparable sized nittos or toyos(depending on style obviously).

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Any of those or a combination of sorts.

Stay away from Military tires if you want a good ride. Lots of guys can source em cheap on here as well.

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which military tires?

Most of those are all set up for 16.5 wheels, so that limits your selection.

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If you're wanting tires that big I'd look into Interco. Nothing that big is going to ride nice and it's going to be expensive no matter what. Just look at the price different between 35's and 37's. It's quite the jump.
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well,
sounds like i shouldn't consider the military tires. What are your recommendations for 37's. I probably won't go bigger than that. Id love to have some super swampers, but theyd probably be too big.

what do yall think about the nitto trail grapplers? I don't drive the truck everyday so I dont need a tire that had a really hard tread pattern, but I want something that will not wear out in like 10k miles.

also, Im getting a set of 20's from another buddy of mine, so I gotta find a tire that will fit a 20 inch rim.

as funny as it sounds, im leaning towards an 8 inch lift, I figure I may as well do it once and not regret nt going as high as I wanted.

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Shame you arent closer I have a set of 36's laying around.

you wont regret going 8, its a perfect height for me.

As for tires, anything in a 15 width will be hard on your steering and bouncy in a 10 ply.

If you go 37x12x20 with the right offset, I think you'd be plenty happy.
As for the tire choice, bias ply will be a tough ride, radials no brainer I would spring for the BFGs.

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