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I am wondering how much higher the OEM suspension makes the 4WD dually sit as opposed to an OEM 2WD dually.

I would appreciate seeing pics of any lifted 2WD Super Duty trucks.

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No pics, but I have a procomp 6" lift on an 01 cc 4x2 srw. Sits about 1 inch taller than a leveled stock 4x4 and looks a lot better. Sits perfectly level. kit was like $700 and complete w/ shocks, carrier berring space, leafs, springs, hangers, ...
 

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Thank you for the reply. The reason I ask is because years ago I put aftermarket springs from Valley Spring Works on the truck to bring up the front end and level it out. After a few years they had sagged and collapsed to where I replaced them with OEM springs and put the leveling pucks underneath them to raise the front of the truck level. Since that time I added helper springs to the rear due to a large trailer I sometimes tow. Those helper springs raised the rear to where the front of the truck was low again despite the leveling pucks under the front coils.

My plan now is to remove the pucks and OEM springs and to go instead with a suspension lift up front. At a minimum the front suspension lift should make the truck level. If per chance I raise the front higher than the rear is now I'll then raise the rear to match. If that has to be done it will be only slightly that the rear will need to go up.

I asked the original question because on many of the 4WD trucks that are lifted I don't care for the way the front axle and suspension components are so visible from the front. I feel that from a front view the truck appears to be raised more than practical. Just my opinion. My truck being 2WD doesn't have the axle and 4WD components up front so it will present differently and I was trying to get a feel of how high I want to go. 4" or 6"?

I'm leaning toward 6". I figure that the current leveling pucks have me at 2", getting rid of them and going with a 4" brings me up only an additional 2" from present. I think I would regret not going higher than 2" more than I am now, so I think I'll go with the 6" lift so I end up having the front 4" taller than I am currently.

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If you PM me your contact info I can text you a pic or email it tonite (I am away from the truck.

I recommend the 6 inch since it is the tallest you can get. You will be done spending $ on the lift... I did the pucks, then the valley springs, then just went big. Very happy with the kit. Could not get the %&*&$ pitman arm off so I paid a shop to do the install. It comes with a dropped pitman arm to compensate for the suspension drop brackets and longer springs. You will want 33's which will clear fine but rub the sway bar just a bit at full lock.
 

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If you PM me your contact info I can text you a pic or email it tonite (I am away from the truck.

I recommend the 6 inch since it is the tallest you can get. You will be done spending $ on the lift... I did the pucks, then the valley springs, then just went big. Very happy with the kit. Could not get the %&*&$ pitman arm off so I paid a shop to do the install. It comes with a dropped pitman arm to compensate for the suspension drop brackets and longer springs. You will want 33's which will clear fine but rub the sway bar just a bit at full lock.
Up above I mentioned that I was leaning toward the 6" lift and I explained my reasoning. I spoke with the shop today and they told me that for my truck I actually just have the option of a 4" or 7.5" as it turns out. Just when I had my head wrapped around the height of the 6", I'm now told that if I want to make a noticeable difference beyond the scant 2" that the 4" lift offers over my current 2" pucks, I have to go another 1.5" above the height I wasn't quite comfortable with to begin with.

To compound my vacillation, I'm wondering how I'll fill out the wheel wells. My current tires are 235-85-16 which works out to just under a 32" tire. I'm told that if I want to go taller I'll have to run 315-75-16 tires which are only 34.5", a paltry 2.5" taller tire on a lift that'll make the truck 5.5" taller than it is now. Plus I'll have to use wheel spacers on the duals to accommodate the wider tires. :(
 

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sent the pics, let me know if you don't get them
 

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sent the pics, let me know if you don't get them
Got 'em. Thanks. May I impose on you to send me a pic of the front, looking straight on at the grill?

Things changed again today. I got a call that the 7.5" lift that was described to me yesterday won't fit the truck after all. He told me that he did find a Pro Comp 6" lift that will work, but it's more money :( Anyway, I guess that's what I'll be going with...
 

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I like the way it turned out

 

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