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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, my name is Nathan and I am new to the forums. I own a f-150 STX super cab and couldn't be happier with it. One thing I was thinking about was raising it. My biggest concern is that it is only a rear wheel drive truck, and it might kinda get laughed at or might really bog it down, aswell as put my fuel economy into the ground. I was not thinking like a 7 inch kit, I was thinking more so like a 3 inch and throwing bigger tires on it, or should I just put the bigger tires on it. Whats your oponion? And what would I be looking at in terms of pricing?
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Yes MPG will go down!
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I would go with a small lift and bigger tires but thats me.

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How much would I be looking at for a 3" kit? I have found a wide range of prices.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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why not go with leveling spacers in front to fit bigger tires.


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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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what i did with my fx4 was put a rough country leveling kit in the front($100) and a set of firestone ride rite air bags in the back..it gave me a nice lfit and make it look alot better.
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the Firestone system is only to load level. It don't believe it actually lifts the truck.

I would suggest a front leveling kit.
then some 33"s and bushwacker fender flares.

will look pretty good!

aka I had one like that. but 4x4

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I debated adding a rear block or add-a-leaf to the back to raise it a tad more. but left it.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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actually the ride rite does lift the truck a good 3-4" depending on how much presure you add and it gives you a better ride then putting in the add a leaf becuase and add a leaf will be stiffer all the time while the air bags you adjust to what you want/need
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