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Old 03-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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This summer I will be putting a lift on my 96 and i was jsut looking for some pics of trucks with a 6 inch or 4 inch lift. Right now im leaning towards the 4 inch and 33's, but thought about a 6 and 35s so just wanted some input.
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the six inch is great though with that ifs front end and 35's alignment might be an issue i have heard of ifs and large tires being a nightmare to keep allignment straight. so i would go with the 4inch lift and33x12.5 discovery cooper a/t tires are great for on/off road conditions with a mild tire roar at about 60 and a great price. but thats me. hope this helps......flairside guy
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I like the six inch, the alignment is true but there are a couple of fixes for the alignment issue, fully adjustable camber sleeves are about 30-50 bucks apiece there's a link around here somewhere that talks about aligning our ttb axles. It was sayin a longer pitman arm than the one coming in these kits helps its about two hundred bucks from skyjacker.
heres a six inch and 35's
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nice truck.....
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If you go with the 4 you will wish you got the 6 after a while. I did 11 on my Blazer and after a while I wanted more.
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My 1987 has the Rancho 4" Suspension Lift with the long radius arms with 12.50 X 35 BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires on 10" wide rims.

I had new 11.50 X 32 BF Goodrich tires, the truck looked like it needed taller tires.
I lost 2 mpg with the 35" tires and power loss was very noticeable with the stock 3.54 ratio.

I don't have tire wear problems, but the infamous Ford IFS does have its drawbacks of
wearing on the outer edges of the front tires, even with stock tires and no lift.

Several years ago, I had my front-end checked at an alignment shop and it did not need any adjustments. The technician said the suspension lift was designed correctly.

Neither size tire rubbed while turning.

Hooked-up to a 37' 5th wheel RV trailer with a 2800 lb. tongue weight:
The Heavy-half sagged, but still had 2-3" clearance before touching the 32" tires.

Note: I only moved this 5th wheel RV trailer in my yard, my 4.9L EFI F-150 truck is not capable of actually getting out on the highway and climbing a hill with it hooked up!
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if you run any bigger than 32"s you need to regear it or youll lose a ****load of power, possibly **** the drivetrain up
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Mine is lifted 4" with 33s. I haven't taken many pictures yet, though, because it's a project truck and I just started working on it. This gives you a general idea of the stance:

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thanks for the imput, as far as putting the 4 inch lift can you tell a difference in looks and feel? I want it to look lifted. It will probably be a rough country lift, have any of you ran 31-10.50s on a 4 inch lift. The price is way cheaper but not sure how they would look.
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