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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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How Big of lift?

How big of a lift would i need on my 05 fx4 to fit a set of MT Baja Radial MTZ, LT 375 /60R18?

-tire measues 35.9 inches.
- truck sees very little (bad) offroad usage.

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Im pretty sure all you would need for the F150 is a levelling kit for the front, in order to fit the 35s. Of course bigger, usually does look better


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I would say 6" but if it were me I would go with a 8" Rize kit for that truck they make a nice quality kit http://www.rizeind.com/03products/02...en_ford01.html

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"Front Lift System 04'-06' F150 & 03'-06' Expedition
The front kit consists of bracketry that is modeled in 3D CAD using an artistic design touch, but with form and function foremost in mind. Starting with 1/4" A36 steel the bracketry is CNC cut and formed into a boxed and gusseted configuration, then welded at strategic points to maximize strength. By using these manufacturing methods and combining them with our quad link support struts and integrated skid plate, we at Rize Industries are able to supply drop down bracketry that is both stronger and more visually appealing than that of the competition.

The industry standard of raising the steering point way up on the spindle to address the steering issues on most of the competitions lift kits was not an option for Rize Industries. That method not only puts undo leverage on the rack & pinion system, it also promotes a "heavier" steering feel. Here at Rize Industries we have designed a system that we refer to as L.S.R.S. This unique "Linear Slide Rack Support" system helps isolate the rack from the exaggerated forces that are generated by using larger wheel and tire packages. Not only does our L.S.R.S. help take stress loads off the rack & pinion unit, it allows the steering point on the spindle to remain in the stock location, thereby creating a factory type steering feel.

Combining all this with special bracketry to use the stock coil-overs, or an upgrade to optional aftermarket coil-overs, what you end up is simply the finest F150/Expedition Front Lift Kit on the market, PERIOD, END OF STORY!"

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What SKRWZ said!


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we fit 35's with no clearance problems with just a front leveling kit.


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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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top of the front fender is 38"
top of the rear fender is 40"

currently the tires on the truck measure 31.5"

looking at the 3 inch spacer in the front to bring the front to 41"
either a AAL or block in the rear to bring the back to 42"

and the new MT tires measure 35.9"



will this work?
rubbing?

after christmas i will upgrade all 4 shocks.

is my plan good to go?

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Don't forget whatever way you go if you put bigger tires on your truck re-gearing would do wonders to get that extra weight moving and at the very least a programmer but both would be sweet

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got the programmer already taken care of.
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AAL or blocks in the rear?
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