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Postby Bewell15 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:57 pm

Hey everyone, I'm a bit new and I need some advise on these old dent sides. So I have a 69 f250 4x4 and it's going to be my daily and off-road toy. I'm trying to decide which setup to go with. Either a 2 inch lift with 35s or 4 inch with 37s. Does anyone have pictures or words of wisdom?

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Re: Lift

Postby hazelnut » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:50 pm

You shouldn't need a lift to run 35's. I had 35-14.5-16 on mine. It was really close but it would clear.

I've got 35-12.5-16 on it now. I've got the front sheet metal off it now but it should clear better than it did before.

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Re: Lift

Postby mikejc » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:53 am

Ya they will fit but not with a ton of room. Easiest way would be to get the skyjacker 4" springs. Though I just put mine in and would say it only lifted it 3 inches or so in the front and an inch in the rear. But that will clear 35s perfectly. A body lift is also an option. I'm doing both

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Re: Lift

Postby smokeyquartz » Mon May 29, 2017 12:56 am

Mike, I also have a Skyjacker suspension that I bought at 4WheelOnline. I've been using their 3-inch system but for my Yukon.

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Re: Lift

Postby idaho_cowboy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:31 am

Advice?
Leave it the heck alone! These Highboy trucks will run a nice tall 33" tire with no sweat, and you don't need any more than that. There is no performance gain to speak of by going higher. 90% of what one of these trucks is good for, it will do just great at stock height. And more value is retained.

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Re: Lift

Postby 1972hiboy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:12 pm

idaho_cowboy wrote:Advice?
Leave it the heck alone! These Highboy trucks will run a nice tall 33" tire with no sweat, and you don't need any more than that. There is no performance gain to speak of by going higher. 90% of what one of these trucks is good for, it will do just great at stock height. And more value is retained.

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:yt: , in my older age i've come to agree with this kind of statement. but if you need to get the big tires kick out of your system then you gotta do what you gotta do. With my 72' I was able to bolt on 9.00xr16s with no sweat. no alterations needed. but ended back with the 33 size tire.
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1973 f350 super c/s 460/c6 22k orig miles
1972 f350 srw crewcab special 390
1972 f250 ranger XLT Camper Special 390
1972 f250 4x4 custom 84k og miles 390
1971 f250 4x4 sport custom 56k og miles. 360
1970 f250 4x4 428 fe hp60 205 d60
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Re: Lift

Postby 1968HIGHBOY » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:39 am

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mine is a 1968 and run super swamper 37x12.5x16.5 radials on stock suspension clears just fine
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Re: Lift

Postby Lone Ranger » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:26 pm

Do you guys have pictures of your trucks? I'm thinking of going 33, mine is stock suspension with basically a 31 inch tire.
1972 f100 4x4 4 inch lift with dump box kit-sold
1969 f250 4x4 highboy in progress.
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Re: Lift

Postby 71PA_Highboy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:19 pm

All stock suspension, running 33s...
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Re: Lift

Postby 1972hiboy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 pm

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1973 f350 super c/s 460/c6 22k orig miles
1972 f350 srw crewcab special 390
1972 f250 ranger XLT Camper Special 390
1972 f250 4x4 custom 84k og miles 390
1971 f250 4x4 sport custom 56k og miles. 360
1970 f250 4x4 428 fe hp60 205 d60
Dont eat yellow snow.....

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Re: Lift

Postby Lone Ranger » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:15 pm

Great looking trucks!
1972 f100 4x4 4 inch lift with dump box kit-sold
1969 f250 4x4 highboy in progress.
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