View Full Version : Moved to the Darkside!

01-28-2008, 09:57 PM
[cheers] Sold my XJ and just bought a 96 F150 4x4 Reg Cab Longbox. The truck is sweet only 170,000kms, 1 owner, the thing is mint for now! Just interested to see what kinda lifts people are dropping in these trucks? Would like to get some bigger tires ect, any pics for ideas would be great.

01-28-2008, 10:19 PM
skyjacker, bds, fabtech all seem to make good products. Skyjacker has the most options, BDS has probably the bes warranty, and Fabtech is the best quality. 4" and 6" lifts are very common.

01-28-2008, 10:24 PM
ive got the same truck, but 95, mine only had 165 when i bought it :P

I put a 6 inch procomp lift in, and put on my old 33's, but 35s clear easily, I dont recomend the procomp, the drop brackets were a bastard to line up, they did not want to go in at all. But now that its in, it rides great and flexxes great for ifs. whatever lift you get, make sure you get the extended radius arms, more money, but well worth it, better ride, and easier on the frame.

have fun!

01-28-2008, 10:44 PM
33's clear and look good with no lift and if your not afraid of cuttin about 3 inches outta your wheelwels and front bumper than 36's fit easy

01-29-2008, 03:35 PM
33's dont clear stock, i had mine on, 8 inch wide rims, and 10 inch wide rims, both of them would not clear the bumper, if i drove with the bumper on, it would have ripped off... so i took it off until i put my lift in. maybe the older body style had smaller bumpers phil?

01-29-2008, 09:56 PM
what about a 3inch body lift? I don't wanna change the ride on it that much, I do a lot of highway driving, and fishing and camping. Just would like to clear a little bigger tires. Thanks for the input.

01-29-2008, 10:31 PM
3 inch body lift clears 33s easy, can clear 35s too with a tiny trim to the bumper. when i got my truck, the ride was ok, but with the new suspension parts, and the longer arms, she rides so much nicer, as for hi way driving, it drives straight and true for the most part (the tires dont help though)

01-29-2008, 10:41 PM
I wanna see what it costs you to have a solid axle and fit 35's. :D

An F350 has/does both in stock form. :party0010:

01-30-2008, 08:08 AM
I'll probobly start with a 3 inch body lift, less $$$, but my uncle does have a older F250 parts truck with a 9inch and D44 sitting around [36]

02-04-2008, 07:57 PM
i would say solid axel swap first! i didnt and broke alot of stuff
i got 5" lift and 35's i ran 33's with a 2" lift for a while and didnt break anything. i would also recomend not to do the body lift. its really a waste of time and money.

02-12-2008, 10:58 PM
i agree, body lifts are just for show. The technology in suspension these days is acutally astounding compared to what it was even five years ago. A good susp lift will give you just as good ride quality as stock (if right parts are involved) and can clear 35" with a 4" lift. An F250 with a 9" rear end? Are you sure you have a 250? If you do decide to go with an SAS check out CAGE Offroad for longer radius arms, should fit an HPD44 or a modified D60, check out the flex you get with just 4" of lift:


02-13-2008, 12:03 PM
i put in a 3" body lift, so i could fit 33s without trimming and took out the rear sway bar, and it works fine for the most part, i have heard several people say with the rite suspension lift you get a better ride, but im too cheap to buy one, especally for this pos I have now.

03-04-2008, 09:13 PM
I used to have a '92 F-150 ext cab. I started with a 3" body lift, and ran 32's for a while (it was all I had) Then I put in a 4" Trailmaster lift with the drop brackets. Worked out good. Didn't flex much but I didn't care. Ran 35" MT/R's with 7" of lift and they cleared nicely.