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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-29-12, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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F-150 Questions - Lift and Rims/Tires

Hello everyone, I am soon to be purchasing a 04 f150 fx4 or a 4x4 edition truck.

I want to put a sky jacker lift but I am unsure about a 3 inch or 6 inch lift. Both would be suspension lifts. Not sure if 30 inch tires could clear it.

Main use would be a daily driver and mudding on the weekends/week during summer. Work is 2 miles away and school is 10 so no worries on gas too much.

If anyone can help, the 3 inch fits my price better than the 6 but if the 30 inch tires won't clear than what is the best size?

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Re: F-150 Questions - Lift and Rims/Tires

From the little bit of research I did, I found guys saying you could fit 33 inch tire's on the truck stock, and that you would only need a lift if you were going bigger then 35 inch tires.

So a 3 inch lift will be no problem with 30 inch tires.

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Re: F-150 Questions - Lift and Rims/Tires

If you lift it, I'd stick with 33" tires to keep proportions in check. However, performance will degrade some with the additional rolling mass unless you upgrade the gears to a 4.56 ratio if you're currently at 3.73.

Be cautious when tire shopping unless you already have a set you plan to use. They're all calculated differently based on manufacturer specs. A 33" tire may only be 32.5" tall, whereas another brand 33" tire may be 33.4" tall. Same goes for 32" tires, etc.

I wouldn't go wider than 10" or you'll have to trim the fender liners so the tires don't rub at full lock. You'll be fine with the stock 30" size in this case.

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