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Old 05-18-2010, 11:10 AM
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Lift Kit Noob Here

Currently I'm in Afghanistan, so shopping is limited to military internet, which is not much. Here is my Dilema

I have a 2004 F250 Harley Edition, it has stock rims and lift. I'm going to need tires when I get back home but do not like the "tiny"" look that the current stock tires have, BUT, I would like too keep my stock rims. What size lift do you guys recommend. I don't offroad often enough to spend 1200$ on a lift. What are my options and what is your advice on this.

Final outcome is I would like my truck to have a slight lift, front more then the rear, along with aggressive tires, but still road worthy.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:56 PM
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What most do who do not want to have a suspension lift is to install a front leveling kit and then you can mount 35" tires on your stock wheels. I did this for awhile before putting a lift kit on. Mine was an 06, maybe someone can chime in that has an 04.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:44 PM
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a friend of mine has a leveling kit (the hanger type)on his 01 with 35x12.50-16 on 16x10 rims.you could do leveling kit with some 305's or 315's
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:02 PM
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thanks for the advice, from my understanding. there is some difference from an 04 and 05+. also, i was actually looking at a pro comp leveling kit, how much of a difference will the shocks matter. i ask because one kit offers the standard ES9000 and the other offer the mx-6 shocks, the later being about 300$ more. again, thanks for your advice
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:04 PM
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almost forgot another aspect. my harley came with 18x8 wheels if i'm not mistaken. how will this affect tire size, or options even.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:39 PM
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You can still use a front leveling kit and mount 35's on 18's. Just watch the width of the 35" tire you choose. I would not go larger than 11" wide tire inflated if using the stock wheels otherwise they will not wear well or last all that long.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:07 PM
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I have an 04 f350 harley, I was told these rims are offset different which limits how wide of tires you can go without rubbing inside on the leaf springs. 285/65r18 was as wide as I could go. I was wondering if a leveling kit would let me go wider?
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:27 PM
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the biggest thing for me is I'm having my wife do this before i get home, which is in about 3 months, and i want her to be able to go in the shop and say " i want this, this, and that" and not be bullied into buying crap i dont need/want.
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