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post #1 of 5 Old 11-19-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Clearance Issues

Just bought myself an 04 f250 superduty with a 6 inch lift and 37 inch mud grapplers and im having major clearance issues, the guy i bought it off said all he did was fill it up with diesel and drive it, a little concerning but it runs like a champ so far. Im looking to put 2' wheel spacers so the massive rubber lugs on the inside of the tires clear the front leafs and a 3 inch body lift to clear the fenders. Im wondering if i will need extensions for my floor shifter for 4x4 and/or any other extensions, wiring etc. Been driving lowriders all my life, and first time ive done a lift this big help! lol
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Buy smaller tires or wheels with a different offset. I'm not a fan of anything that spaces. IMO, it can just cause problems down the road. With the time and money you will have wrapped up in a body lift and spacers, you can fix it right. I ran 37x13.50x18's with a 6" lift and no rubbing.
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Buy smaller tires or wheels with a different offset. I'm not a fan of anything that spaces. IMO, it can just cause problems down the road. With the time and money you will have wrapped up in a body lift and spacers, you can fix it right. I ran 37x13.50x18's with a 6" lift and no rubbing.
Agreed 6" of lift is fine for 37" all day long.
Stay away from spacers at all cost. Go with the proper backspace wheel.
Body lifts suck. Opens up too many issues plus it looks horrible at just the bed. Not to mention the bumper work etc etc.


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Buy smaller tires or wheels with a different offset. I'm not a fan of anything that spaces. IMO, it can just cause problems down the road. With the time and money you will have wrapped up in a body lift and spacers, you can fix it right. I ran 37x13.50x18's with a 6" lift and no rubbing.
What make/model tire were those 37x13.50R18?

2011 F-350SD SRW XLT FX4 CCLB: 6.7L PSD, 6R140, 3.55:1 EL, 11500lb GVWR
2009 Tundra SR5 4x2 RCLB 5.7L 4.30:1 (Sold)
Others: 1982 F-250HD 4x2 RCLB 6.9L-IDI // 1988 F-250HD 4x4 SCLB 7.3L-IDI // 1995 F-350HD DRW 4x2 CCLB 7.3L-T444E PSD // 2004 F-350SD SRW 4x4 CCLB 6.0L-VT365 PSD.
VIN details are accurate for the linked truck only, YMMV.
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I would trim the inside of the fender before I threw on a body lift.

I had 38/15.50/18 clear with a 6" lift. Was too close for comfort though went to 7" still running same today.


2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4
ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads
X4 PHP 65 HP Custom Tow Tune
Atlas40 Ficm Tune
CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter
Fass-125 to a Adjustable Pressure Reg.
Turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa Muffler -7" Tip
6.4 starter, DC Power 270 amp alt
Die Hard Platinum AGM all 2/0 Cables
7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs
2008 up Carli/Deaver rear springs
All riding on some Fatty-Daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's
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