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Old 02-11-2014, 11:19 AM   #11
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I like lowered trucks, its just not my style. My f150 is leveled up front with 31's on it. About to be 33's. Even tho she is 2wd its my truck and its what makes me happy. next one will be 4wd tho.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #12
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IMO- I never understood why anyone one would spend the money on a truck and then lower it, defeating the purpose/advantage/utility of having a truck. If you wanted a better handling vehicle, then buy a car. Need extra space, buy an SUV, or god forbid a crossover Rav4, CRV, Kia whatever, Hyundai whatever etc. Want better gas mileage by a hybrid, just don't call me to use my truck to help you haul something big or heavy.

I can understand raising a truck for ground clearance or towing, therefore improving the utility of it. Never thought I would lift/level my truck until I bottomed out a few times on back mountain roads hunting and fishing last year. Just installed the Bilstein adjustable fronts (gained almost 1.75"); rears arrive today. I'm going to add larger, more aggressive tires when the stock tires need replacing and am considering RAS.
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I lift my truck to get closer to God
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #14
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Did you lift your f150 or lower it? And why?
I think it has to do with looks for most people. I was very in to imports for a long time and the lower the better. It was all about the looks. I was not racing in my show car, I did have a car I autocrossed and it was low but not as low as my show car. Now that I am in to trucks, the first thing that I wanted was to lift it. I use my truck as a daily and i go off roading it and haul. So for me I had to find that middle ground that worked for all things that I need my truck for.
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IMO- I never understood why anyone one would spend the money on a truck and then lower it, defeating the purpose/advantage/utility of having a truck. If you wanted a better handling vehicle, then buy a car. Need extra space, buy an SUV, or god forbid a crossover Rav4, CRV, Kia whatever, Hyundai whatever etc. Want better gas mileage by a hybrid, just don't call me to use my truck to help you haul something big or heavy.

I can understand raising a truck for ground clearance or towing, therefore improving the utility of it. Never thought I would lift/level my truck until I bottomed out a few times on back mountain roads hunting and fishing last year. Just installed the Bilstein adjustable fronts (gained almost 1.75"); rears arrive today. I'm going to add larger, more aggressive tires when the stock tires need replacing and am considering RAS.
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IMO- I never understood why anyone one would spend the money on a truck and then lower it, defeating the purpose/advantage/utility of having a truck. If you wanted a better handling vehicle, then buy a car. Need extra space, buy an SUV, or god forbid a crossover Rav4, CRV, Kia whatever, Hyundai whatever etc. Want better gas mileage by a hybrid, just don't call me to use my truck to help you haul something big or heavy. I can understand raising a truck for ground clearance or towing, therefore improving the utility of it. Never thought I would lift/level my truck until I bottomed out a few times on back mountain roads hunting and fishing last year. Just installed the Bilstein adjustable fronts (gained almost 1.75"); rears arrive today. I'm going to add larger, more aggressive tires when the stock tires need replacing and am considering RAS.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:12 PM   #18
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I am all about functional trucks. I could care less how others build their trucks but I enjoy the ability to drive anywhere so I lift just enough to fit 34-35" tires to gain enough clearance for most areas as well as approach and departure angles. I am repeating myself (other related threads) but I am done with big lifts since more often than not they are only good on the road and not off-road, top heavy issues.

2nd reason for lift is horrible commuters. They see a truck with beefy tires, mean bumpers, etc.. and will give it a wide berth...lol. Sure I get a few jackasses that slow down on purpose when driving behind them but that is to be expected and I take out my frustrations in the gym.

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IMO- I never understood why anyone one would spend the money on a truck and then lower it, defeating the purpose/advantage/utility of having a truck. If you wanted a better handling vehicle, then buy a car. Need extra space, buy an SUV, or god forbid a crossover Rav4, CRV, Kia whatever, Hyundai whatever etc. Want better gas mileage by a hybrid, just don't call me to use my truck to help you haul something big or heavy.

I can understand raising a truck for ground clearance or towing, therefore improving the utility of it. Never thought I would lift/level my truck until I bottomed out a few times on back mountain roads hunting and fishing last year. Just installed the Bilstein adjustable fronts (gained almost 1.75"); rears arrive today. I'm going to add larger, more aggressive tires when the stock tires need replacing and am considering RAS.
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I personally like the lowered truck but live lifted truck. I actually use my truck as a truck and lowing it just wouldn't cut it. That's why I always lift.

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