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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #11
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Lifting a 4x2 truck?
yeah, my buddy told me it may not be possible because its not a 4x4. He did say there could be a possibility of "blocks" that can be increased?
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My understanding is that a lift would require new suspension components, so unless you will be installing some with the new tires it will not get lifted any higher.

Edit: You are thinking of a body lift kit which puts little blocks between the body and frame to raise the truck up. You would still have to purchase the kit
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My understanding is that a lift would require new suspension components, so unless you will be installing some with the new tires it will not get lifted any higher.

Edit: You are thinking of a body lift kit which puts little blocks between the body and frame to raise the truck up. You would still have to purchase the kit
Oh, well in that case, I will be getting 2 inch lift with my new tires. Not that I really cared about the lift, but I was hoping I could get some kind of lift while the guy is putting the tires into the rims and put them on the truck.
thanks. I Will take pictures with the new tires... they are huge, almost too big for the truck lol.
265-75-r16 if you guys were wondering
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With my truck in the shop for today getting new tire put on and trying to fix the horn (because I dont wanna mess with the airbag), I decided to look at lifts again because I just got a paycheck with a bonus last friday and I want to use it on a body lift kit.

So, Does anyone have any experience in body kits for f150?
I think I'm gonna get this kit: Ford F150 Body Lift 1997-02 3" - Kits by Performance Accessories
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Oh, well in that case, I will be getting 2 inch lift with my new tires. Not that I really cared about the lift, but I was hoping I could get some kind of lift while the guy is putting the tires into the rims and put them on the truck.
thanks. I Will take pictures with the new tires... they are huge, almost too big for the truck lol.
265-75-r16 if you guys were wondering
Really? 265-75-r16 are the stock sized wheels that came with my frontier lol.
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Really? 265-75-r16 are the stock sized wheels that came with my frontier lol.
Its probably because its a 4x4 frontier right? It seems that all 4x4 trucks have larger tires than 4x2 due to higher body. But i could be wrong. The tires were sold a while ago but they made the truck look small lol
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Summit Racing SUM-7886300 - Summit Racing® 7800000 Body Lift Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com
better deal

I would rather do a suspension lift though if it was me.
2.5" coil spacers and a 2" block set would level out the rake and give you actual ground clearance.

Also I'm surprised those tires barely fit. I have 30" tires on my blazer and they don't even come close to rubbing.

Heres summits lift line up for your truck: http://www.summitracing.com/search/y...ice|Asc&page=4
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Summit Racing SUM-7886300 - Summit Racing® 7800000 Body Lift Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com
better deal

I would rather do a suspension lift though if it was me.
2.5" coil spacers and a 2" block set would level out the rake and give you actual ground clearance.

Also I'm surprised those tires barely fit. I have 30" tires on my blazer and they don't even come close to rubbing.

Heres summits lift line up for your truck: F-150 - FORD - 1997 - SummitRacing.com
Hey, thanks for finding that deal.
Just wondering, would a suspension lift/coil lift work with 2wd trucks? I'm just doing this just because its a cheap thing to make a truck look "cool"
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Hey, thanks for finding that deal.
Just wondering, would a suspension lift/coil lift work with 2wd trucks? I'm just doing this just because its a cheap thing to make a truck look "cool"
Check the compatibility, if it says its for a 2wd it'll fit. People lift 2wd trucks all the time so it shouldn't be a problem.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EXP-22253/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/DYS-KF09106BK/

Those are both for 2wd. That will give you 2.5" of real lift and you shouldn't need anything to account for it.
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Check the compatibility, if it says its for a 2wd it'll fit. People lift 2wd trucks all the time so it shouldn't be a problem.

Pro Comp Suspension Systems 22253 - Pro Comp Lift Block Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Daystar KF09106BK - Daystar Comfort Ride Polyurethane Coil Spacer Lifts - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Those are both for 2wd. That will give you 2.5" of real lift and you shouldn't need anything to account for it.
I may actually just get that because it'll probably be a lot easier and quicker than doing a full body lift.
So lets just say, I add 2.5" to the front, I should get some rears too, will it make a difference in gas or the easy of driving the truck (besides more easily to roll over)
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