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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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what size lift ? need help

i have been looking at getting a lift kit for my f250 ext cab for over 2 months
just can't make my mind up . 2.5 or 4 or 6" . i want to put micky thomson mtz
35x12.50r20 .

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i have the 2.5" lift, and i like it very much...still close enough to stock, for towing and all..and my tires are 35x12.50r20 toyos

i had a 6.0 on 6in and 37s before this truck, so i was ready for something different

but any lift will look great


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I like huge tires with little to no lift, as long as they fit.
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If you can fit 35's with a leveling kit I would do it.

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i have 35s with a 3" leveling kit and looks pretty good. though i voted 4" because i would like just a little more room to tuck the tires and for approach/departure angles.

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6" inches chief and get up over the tires. you need clearance and although 4" will clear the tire the first time you get wound up and shove one of the fronts into the fender you'll be hating yourself.
6" and no worries.
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I had a leveling kit for 4 years on my 05. It cleared the tires and looked good. I was happy with it. Then I took it out and put in the ICON 4.5" lift and realized what I was missing! The ride is amazing. Way better than stock or leveled. Better articulation. Zero death wobble! And it isn't much taller than a leveling kit. It is perfectly proportioned in my opinion. Isn't over lifted for the tires. I don't like too much lift. I highly recommend whatever ICON offers for your truck.

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6". I have a 4.5" and it seems to small. Would like to make it a 6" and keep the 35's.

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6". I have a 4.5" and it seems to small. Would like to make it a 6" and keep the 35's.
See , to me 6" is too much for 35's. If you go 6" you need 37's. Gotta keep the right lift/ tire size ratio. And unless you offroad you don't really need 37's. Just my opinion.

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I dont know, I agree with the 37's and 6" looking better but if your going for overall performance offroad i would still go with 6 with 35's. Better flexing.

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