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Old 01-18-2014, 08:05 AM
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Is there a lift on my f250?

I've just bought a 2005 f250 but I'm in Ireland so there are probably less than 5 in the country and no mechanics have any experience with them. It has red "Rancho" shocks front and back, is that just a shock replacement or a lift? I want to get new wheels, I was thinking nitto 35" mud grabbers on 18" rims, any advice on how I can measure the space to see it they will fit without modifications? I'll have to buy them in the US and ship them to Ireland so i can try them before I buy...
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:17 AM
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Rancho shocks were part of the FX4 package
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Welcome to the site!

Looks like the stock 'Rancho' Motorcraft shocks that come on FX4 package. They are junk.

Your truck looks stock ride height to me. Take pics of the coils up front and the blocks in the rear and we can tell ya better.

As for M/T Tires, look at Toyo M/T, they seem to be favored over the Nitto. I really like mine! You will want to put leveling kit or leveling coils and new shocks (Rancho 7000, 9000 or Bilstein shocks on a budget) for the 35" and after market 18's. Members say 17" rims and 35" tires will give you the best ride.

Best of luck!

Good looking truck, BTW!
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Thanks for the reply, I have checked and it turns out that even though my truck wasn't registered till 2005 I have a 2004 truck with leaf springs on the front and back. I've seen some leveling blocks but reviews have said dont use blocks with front springs so I'm looking at getting Procomp 22210 leaf springs. I just want to check a few things, do I just need the springs (http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...2210/overview/)
or do I need a full leveling kit (http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...4012/overview/)

Also if I only need the springs, do I need to buy new U bolts?

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Mick
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If you have factory "Rancho" shocks, they aren't really Rancho shocks. They are regular Ford shocks painted with a sticker slapped on them. Considering your truck is an '04, I would go with the entire package becuase the shocks you currently have probably need to be replaced...and it is always a good thing to put new hardware, U-bolts in this case, under the truck when you can. Good Luck!
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