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Old 12-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to Lift Cheap

I don't know a ton about these trucks so I'm trying to learn. I know however that the words lift and cheap don't usually go together.

What I have is a 1996 Ford F-250 Extended Cab long bed. 7.3L Powerstroke. 4x4. The rear end just had new hangers and shackles with a brand new 5 leaf pack which I believe is more like the f350 leaves. The front has an add a leaf so 3 up there. Non solid axle. I am running 33's.

What I am wanting to do is get about 2 more inches of lift on it. I know from reading other posts that blocks in the front seem to be a bad idea.

Any ideas on how to get about another 2 inches. And also what will not reach and need to be modified? Steering?

Thanks for all the help!
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I don't know a ton about these trucks so I'm trying to learn. I know however that the words lift and cheap don't usually go together.

What I have is a 1996 Ford F-250 Extended Cab long bed. 7.3L Powerstroke. 4x4. The rear end just had new hangers and shackles with a brand new 5 leaf pack which I believe is more like the f350 leaves. The front has an add a leaf so 3 up there. Non solid axle. I am running 33's.

What I am wanting to do is get about 2 more inches of lift on it. I know from reading other posts that blocks in the front seem to be a bad idea.

Any ideas on how to get about another 2 inches. And also what will not reach and need to be modified? Steering?

Thanks for all the help!
There really isn't a cheap way to lift the F250 due to the front axle. About the only way is to go with lift springs & drop center pivot brackets. You may need longer shocks & brake lines too.
For the rear, if you still have the stock 2" F250 blocks, you could swap those out for 4" F350 blocks.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can add some Add-a-leafs to the front for 2"-3" lift, but it will be a stiff ride.
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You can't...your steering will be messed up and so would be your alinement...save your $$ towards a D60 swap.
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I run Tuff-Country EZ-Ride 2.5" lift in all my F-250's the sit a bit higher then the stock F-350's with out getting out of hand. Ill take a TTB with this kit over a Dana 60 any day the ride is much better then the 60 and great (for a truck) IMO. And im not bias look at my sig i own many of bolth. If you wan"t 10" of lift and 40" tires then a 60 swap is in order!
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Hey I have a 1997 Ford F250 Ext Cab 4x4 Looking to do a leveling kit or small lift any help would be great Thanks
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Save ur money and get rid of that crap 250 front suspension and get the d60 up there it will make life ALOT easier
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Kaquinn...ya really need to drive a OBS with a D60/RS SD spring swap...we can get our trucks with a D60 to ride even better than a SD..been doing it for over 12 years.
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