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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-06, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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lifting the new f-150's...

Hey everyone, just looking for a little feedback about lifting the new f-150's (2004 and up)...I have a 2005 supercrew that I want to lift possibly...I'm torn between lifting it and going with bigger tires or just doing the front 2 1/2" lift to level it out and throwing a nice set of 20" rims and tires on it with an exhaust, intake and chip...Just looking for opinions and for people that have experience with the new f-150's...thanks in advance

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Hey bud, it's cheeper to just do a body lift then add larger tires and rims. Just remember, the largest tires you can add to a F150 are 35's. The axles won't handle any larger. Plus, if you do add larger tires, you will have to change out the axle ratio for both front and rear axles (4X4). If you don't, you can overrev your engine and tranny and just about kill your fuel mileage. I have a 02 F150 with 33's and no lift and my fule mileage really sucks. I get around 10mpg in the city and it really gets worse when I tow my boat. Best advise: just add up and consider all the costs first before you do anything.
 
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Hey everyone, just looking for a little feedback about lifting the new f-150's (2004 and up)...I have a 2005 supercrew that I want to lift possibly...I'm torn between lifting it and going with bigger tires or just doing the front 2 1/2" lift to level it out and throwing a nice set of 20" rims and tires on it with an exhaust, intake and chip...Just looking for opinions and for people that have experience with the new f-150's...thanks in advance

i have a 2004 4x4 f-150 5.4. i have a leveling kit, cold air intake, throttle body spacer, and programmer. i have 35's and i also took the stock blocks out of the back to make it squat. i also have 18x8 chrome boss wheels. any questions feel free to ask. thanks. let me know how it works
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single chamber flowmasters sound good on the new fords, thats what i have. 12''x 3'' tips.
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sounds like a sweet ride skyhigh, almost identical to what i am thinking of doin now...i'm looking at a set of 22" rims with the leveling kit, intake, chip, and a magna flow stainless exhaust...
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sounds like a sweet ride skyhigh, almost identical to what i am thinking of doin now...i'm looking at a set of 22" rims with the leveling kit, intake, chip, and a magna flow stainless exhaust...
are u going to do 22's with 35's or bigger tires, if so i do not think that the levling kit will be big enough. i might be wrong but check tire size with 35x12.50x22. that should fit with a leveling kit. i might be wrong but u should check with a 4x4 shop for 22's like that. do a K&N intake with a throttle body spacer that helps.
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how much lift can u get out of a 98 f150 by adjusting the torsion bars? and is that bad for the truck?
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how much lift can u get out of a 98 f150 by adjusting the torsion bars? and is that bad for the truck?
maybe an 1 1/2 to 2 inches, maybe. i would not do that because it messes with your alighnment and makes your suspension too tight. that is my experience with that. i would check into a leveling kit for your truck, if they make it.
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i wouldn't even know where to look for a leveling kit, anyone know any sites?
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i wouldn't even know where to look for a leveling kit, anyone know any sites?
4wheelparts.com. and use the 800# on the site and call them to see if they make one.
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