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girlcrazy_4
03-12-2008, 11:00 PM
What is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to lift a 89 f150?

Block the rear...

For the front. Dropdown pitman arm, and drop the shock buckets? Or... longer springs or spacers), pitman arm and longer shocks?

Unless I can get a lift kit for under $400 since that what budget calls for.

FINGERS
03-12-2008, 11:08 PM
do it right that way its safe ,you will be happier than the cheapest way!

Cheeky
03-12-2008, 11:10 PM
drive it up on a honda civic in richmond and take the bus home:dontknow:

girlcrazy_4
03-12-2008, 11:18 PM
Just a bush trail truck, no need to get crazy with it. If I cant lift it cheaply, it'll never get lifted. Not on the list of top priorities at the moment. Just wanting to get this thing up and running to clear some larger tires for May.

Cheeky
03-12-2008, 11:40 PM
Just a bush trail truck, no need to get crazy with it. If I cant lift it cheaply, it'll never get lifted. Not on the list of top priorities at the moment. Just wanting to get this thing up and running to clear some larger tires for May.

bush/trail,get a sawzall and go to town:D

bigyellowbronco
03-12-2008, 11:49 PM
body lift and a sawzall is the cheepest way.....the only way you could lift that ttb is with drop brackets fer the twin beams and bigger coils if you dont do it properly it wont werk

girlcrazy_4
03-13-2008, 12:15 AM
About how much do I need to spend to get about 4-5 inches? It would be nice to have a few extra inches of flex

B
03-13-2008, 12:35 AM
borrow a set of tires about the size u want ... put them on cut everything that hits ... if not enought add a body lift .... cheap fast easy ...

done ...

dirka dave
03-13-2008, 01:14 AM
How about with a forklift...

FINGERS
03-13-2008, 05:49 AM
borrow a set of tires about the size u want ... put them on cut everything that hits ... if not enought add a body lift .... cheap fast easy ...

done ...


Giterdun!




Are ya done yet?
[cheers]

nonhighwayservice
03-13-2008, 09:44 PM
a 3" body lift is about $100...good to go

Legend
03-13-2008, 10:00 PM
1.5 inch coil spacer, block for rear, cut the fenders out put on bigger tires could even weld the rear. You will be very happy with the reliability and toughness of the stock setup, drop brackets suck ass if you going to be hard on it.

UU
03-13-2008, 10:22 PM
borrow a set of tires about the size u want ... put them on cut everything that hits ... if not enought add a body lift .... cheap fast easy ...

done ...

[stupid] er

girlcrazy_4
03-14-2008, 08:37 AM
1.5 inch coil spacer, block for rear, cut the fenders out put on bigger tires could even weld the rear. You will be very happy with the reliability and toughness of the stock setup, drop brackets suck ass if you going to be hard on it.

The coil spacer sounds like an idea as the rear is higher than the front anyways so that will definitely level it out. I'll pick up a body lift and the bumper relocation kit and give it a try.

girlcrazy_4
03-14-2008, 09:59 AM
I ordered Kit# 763 from trail master. Its the 3" body lift. Lordco wants $189... is there anything cheaper? Its only... plastic and some bolts. Anyways it'll be here in the morning.

I was also going to go to the wrecker and pick up f250 or f350 coils for the front and switch them in hoping to level it out. Which ones do I need? regarding the suspension, lordco guy said to pick up a camber bolt kit and it'll solve that issue, but I dont seem at all worried about it.

Troy
03-14-2008, 08:00 PM
lordco guy said to pick up a camber bolt kit and it'll solve that issue, but I dont seem at all worried about it.

ya they are caster adjuster sleeves for balljoint style front axles

you gotta pull the old ones out on the top balljoint and put the new ones in, they angle the knuckle back, keeping your caster where it should be so when you lift it with the spacers your front end isnt tilted too far forward making for shitty steering/wobble/increased tire wear.

fullsizebronco
04-02-2008, 02:16 AM
http://classifieds.castanet.net/showproduct.php?product=212866&cat=fav

and while im at pick a part im going to grab some things to do my shackle flip so maybe you can have my blocks ... or maybe ill keep them but grab you the blocks from pick a part as well i dunno i can also grab the f-350 springs for you and we can have it all in in like a day

girlcrazy_4
04-02-2008, 07:46 AM
the bigger my truck is, the more places I'll be able to follow; but the smaller the trail, the more shit you're gonna have to run over. Yeah blocks would be awesome.

C.W.
04-02-2008, 11:21 AM
Not to thread jack but what can i grab the rear blocks out of? Would the F-250-350 coils help or just stiffen the ride too much?

girlcrazy_4
04-02-2008, 04:21 PM
From what I have gathered from the forum, is the 250 coils will help the stock f150 lift by about 2inches. I assume they are longer and mabye a tad stiffer. I am unsure about f350, but more than likely stiffen it "too much" Flex is definitely nice to have.

C.W.
04-02-2008, 07:35 PM
Would F-250 2wd coils work or does it need to be 4wd coils?

F150HULK
04-03-2008, 12:05 AM
SAS you wont be dispointed

epic3
04-03-2008, 05:39 PM
coil space the front and cut out the fenders you can stuff 35's in there no probs.
I did it with 36's and no spacers but my turning radius sucked

MikeWild
04-03-2008, 05:40 PM
I did it with 36's and no spacers but my turning radius sucked

so did the rest of that truck! :party0010:

fullsizebronco
04-03-2008, 09:13 PM
the bigger my truck is, the more places I'll be able to follow; but the smaller the trail, the more shit you're gonna have to run over. Yeah blocks would be awesome.


hahaha well i better get the bush bumper on then lol not that i care about messing this truck up but just less to worrie about [36]

C.W.
04-03-2008, 09:23 PM
So im not seeing much of an answer on lift blocks or F-250 coils. Which way is the better way to go?

SAS is out for now.

blacker_69
04-03-2008, 10:24 PM
unless your getting and 05 oer newer super duty 4wd coils the older 250/ 350 dont come with coils there leaf sprung. you can get 2 inches out of the front end and still keep it aligned. gimme a pm ive got what you need. including setup fer rear

C.W.
04-03-2008, 11:05 PM
I looked at an early 90's F-250 parts truck today that was on coils it was 4wd with ttb.
pm sent

KINGCRUISER
04-03-2008, 11:12 PM
You just need big tires and a grinder. For the professional looks use self tapers screws and screw stock trim back onto hacked fenders[36]

C.W.
04-03-2008, 11:25 PM
You just need big tires and a grinder. For the professional looks use self tapers screws and screw stock trim back onto hacked fenders[36]
Your just full of it tonight aren't you? :D

KINGCRUISER
04-04-2008, 08:32 AM
Your just full of it tonight aren't you? :D

:dontknow: NO joke man. This shit really works

C.W.
04-04-2008, 11:39 AM
My truck is kind of a daily driver too so i dont really wanna cut much. You know keep the cops and there v.i forms away. :cool: