Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Shwan_89HD's Avatar
Shwan_89HD Shwan_89HD is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Harlingen,TX
Posts: 353
Shwan_89HD is starting off with a positive reputation.
Pics of lifted 2wd?

Hey yall im looking on lifting my 89 F250 2wd bout 6 inches, and i had so much trouble looking for a lift kit for my truck 2wd, all i could find was a 3 inch body lift. BUT luckily i found this awesome site that has a 6 inch skyjacker lift for 2wd! 80-96 Ford F250-F350 2WD 6" Skyjacker Lift Kit @Top Gun Customz Im not a hardcore mudder cause if i was i would have bought a 4wd, but im doing it mainly for looks and the feeling of riding high. I have some 36 in mickey thompson baja claws waiting in my garage until i get the lift cause they definately wont fit stock height im currently running 33s and they rub. If any of yall can share pics of your lifted 2wds and even 4wds. Thanks!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2012, 08:12 PM
Nickk97tml's Avatar
Nickk97tml Nickk97tml is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posts: 594
Nickk97tml has a good reputation on FTE.Nickk97tml has a good reputation on FTE.
NickFelch NICKKELANIUS NICKKELANIUS
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________


Updated Build Thread
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2012, 09:32 PM
GNR22's Avatar
GNR22 GNR22 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Princeton, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,963
GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.
This is my 89 4x4 F250, approximately 7-8 inches of lift in the front, and 5-6 in the rear. 35" BFG's in this picture.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
--Davey
-1989 F250 (RCLB) 4x4, 4speed NP435 tranny, SAS D44HD, 351w, 3.55 (L/S front and rear), F250/350 Hybrid Suspension, Pacesetter Shorty Headers, into 3" Summit Racing Street and Strip Mufflers, 235/85R16 Uniroyal Liberators.
-1994 Thunderbird LX, Moonlight Blue, 4.6L, Automatic, Bone Stock
-2012 Focus SE
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 12:21 AM
AKFORD4x4 AKFORD4x4 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 189
AKFORD4x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GNR22 View Post
This is my 89 4x4 F250, approximately 7-8 inches of lift in the front, and 5-6 in the rear. 35" BFG's in this picture.

Click the image to open in full size.
why have un-equall lift heights from front to back???
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 12:26 AM
GNR22's Avatar
GNR22 GNR22 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Princeton, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,963
GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKFORD4x4 View Post
why have un-equall lift heights from front to back???
The truck isn't level from the factory, so lifting the front more than the rear levels it out.
__________________
--Davey
-1989 F250 (RCLB) 4x4, 4speed NP435 tranny, SAS D44HD, 351w, 3.55 (L/S front and rear), F250/350 Hybrid Suspension, Pacesetter Shorty Headers, into 3" Summit Racing Street and Strip Mufflers, 235/85R16 Uniroyal Liberators.
-1994 Thunderbird LX, Moonlight Blue, 4.6L, Automatic, Bone Stock
-2012 Focus SE
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 12:27 AM
AKFORD4x4 AKFORD4x4 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 189
AKFORD4x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GNR22 View Post
The truck isn't level from the factory, so lifting the front more than the rear levels it out.
I was gonna say it looks level and good in the pic.
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 12:29 AM
GNR22's Avatar
GNR22 GNR22 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Princeton, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,963
GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKFORD4x4 View Post
I was gonna say it looks level and good in the pic.
Well good, that's what i was shooting for. as it sits right now, measured at the top of the fender well, the front is a quarter inch shorter than the rear still, which is unnoticeable.
__________________
--Davey
-1989 F250 (RCLB) 4x4, 4speed NP435 tranny, SAS D44HD, 351w, 3.55 (L/S front and rear), F250/350 Hybrid Suspension, Pacesetter Shorty Headers, into 3" Summit Racing Street and Strip Mufflers, 235/85R16 Uniroyal Liberators.
-1994 Thunderbird LX, Moonlight Blue, 4.6L, Automatic, Bone Stock
-2012 Focus SE
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 12:38 AM
GNR22's Avatar
GNR22 GNR22 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Princeton, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,963
GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.GNR22 has a good reputation on FTE.
IMHO, i agree with you. You really can't wheel with a 2wd. OP said he could hardly find a lift kit for it. There is a reason for it, there's isn't a market for lifted 2wd trucks. I don't understand why people want to jack a truck up just for the look of it. you might as well invest in glue on hood scoops and flame decals. Glue on hood scoops, 10 horsepower, flame decals, 5 horsepower a piece
__________________
--Davey
-1989 F250 (RCLB) 4x4, 4speed NP435 tranny, SAS D44HD, 351w, 3.55 (L/S front and rear), F250/350 Hybrid Suspension, Pacesetter Shorty Headers, into 3" Summit Racing Street and Strip Mufflers, 235/85R16 Uniroyal Liberators.
-1994 Thunderbird LX, Moonlight Blue, 4.6L, Automatic, Bone Stock
-2012 Focus SE

Last edited by Fomoko1; 01-13-2012 at 06:50 PM. Reason: Removing the offending quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 12:54 AM
Hotshot869's Avatar
Hotshot869 Hotshot869 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Shawnee, OK
Posts: 239
Hotshot869 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I can understand leveling out the front end of a 2wd, to make it look better, but jacking it up so and so inches and such is a bit over the top, 1-2 inches total lift, plus level kit i think looks decent. I've done some amazing things with my truck before it burned down, and it was 2wd..You just need to know how to distribute weight in the bed evenly.
__________________
1995 F250, 351W, GT40's C6, 4.10 - Literally Died in a fire.
1989 F350, 7.3L IDI N/T, C6, - Current work in progress.
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 03:45 AM
AKFORD4x4 AKFORD4x4 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 189
AKFORD4x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotshot869 View Post
I can understand leveling out the front end of a 2wd, to make it look better, but jacking it up so and so inches and such is a bit over the top, 1-2 inches total lift, plus level kit i think looks decent. I've done some amazing things with my truck before it burned down, and it was 2wd..You just need to know how to distribute weight in the bed evenly.
I agree with you BUT If I had a dollar for everytime I have heard "My 2wd will go just about anywhere a 4wd will go" Id be friggin rich. WRONG, you could do some "amazing things" FOR A 2WD truck. They do not compare to a 4wd. IF YOU EVER see a 2wd that can go anywhere near the places a 4wd truck can go then it has nothing to do with the truck and it has EVERYTHING to do with how SHATTY the driver of the 4wd is

I have seen complete idiots POUNDING the shiz out of their 2wd trucks trying to go where they should not be going using speed and momentum to get over and through things because with a 2wd thats their only chance, its stupid. Besides a 4wd truck IS A 2WD TRUCK until you decide to lock in the front hubs.
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 03:55 AM
AKFORD4x4 AKFORD4x4 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 189
AKFORD4x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I should throw in a disclaimer. If you are comparing a 600 HP 2wd truck with paddle tires in the sand dunes of GLAMIS that weighs 2200 lbs versus a stock 302 powered 4wd F-150 with 200 hp that weighs 4500 lbs then yeah the 2wd is gonna spank the 4wd.
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 07:17 AM
deljac's Avatar
deljac deljac is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lincoln, Ne
Posts: 724
deljac is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.deljac is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
im not a fan of 2 wheel drive trucks but if he doesnt need 4x4 and just likes the looks of a 4x4 why waste money on a 4x4. and mileage should be better. show us your pics when you lift it.
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 08:38 AM
frederic's Avatar
frederic frederic is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6,207
frederic is a name known to allfrederic is a name known to allfrederic is a name known to allfrederic is a name known to allfrederic is a name known to allfrederic is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKFORD4x4 View Post
IF you want to look like a poser then I have to ask why??? (...)
Well, those of you with stock dana/sterling axles in your 4x4's are posers too.

Because real off-roaders use rockwells or custom fabricate a four-corner independent suspension with frame-mounted pumpkins.

So AkFord4x4, YOU POSER! (big grin)

Teasing aside, we all know the automotive world is full of different people. Some focus on function, some on form, some a mix. Some can 'only' tolerate having a big block feeding a set of oversized glasspacks. Others like to ride high, some like to ride low. Some like solid colors and some like zebra stripes. Some like chrome and others blacken everything out.

While you or I may not see the functional purpose in lifting a 2wd truck you and I can probably appreciate that a lifted truck does look cool if done right. To me, lifting a 2wd truck is a styling change - no different than installing cool mirrors or a Lund viser or a wicked bumper or whatever else we can think of.

Around where I am (northern NJ) I see an awful lot of garage kept, never seen a flake of snow, over-waxed "sissy trucks" - immaculate F350 crewcabs, sometimes dually and diesel too - yet they're used solely as commuter vehicles or grocery getters. Totally not the "right" vehicle for that purpose. But, if someone enjoys driving their F350 crewcab diesel dually to church every Sunday, who am I to pass judgment.

Last edited by Fomoko1; 01-13-2012 at 06:51 PM. Reason: Language in quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 08:53 AM
88dually 88dually is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ocean County, NJ
Posts: 721
88dually is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I thought FTE was about advise, not insults
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 AM
UNTAMND's Avatar
UNTAMND UNTAMND is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 2,937
UNTAMND has a great reputation on FTE.UNTAMND has a great reputation on FTE.UNTAMND has a great reputation on FTE.UNTAMND has a great reputation on FTE.
Haha.
I just see a lifted 2wd cherokee with 32-33s on it.
It was hilarious because on them it's the same setup as 4wd only without a pumpkin. So you could clearly see it was just a strait tube in front.
Funny funny.

Anyway. I kinda like the ford 2wd prerunner look.
Go for it. I just think these trucks look mean with minimal lift and knobby tires
__________________
JR Strout..aim UNTAMND..00psd4x4ccsbLariet37sTwinTurbo
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=untamnd#g/u
90 F150 xlt lariat supercab 4x4 long bed 5.8 auto red interior (stock for now) 61000miles
67 Mustang GTA Fastback 390 UNTAMND.com
Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 AM
Closed Thread

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1988, 1989, 2wd, 6, 89, 93, coil, diesel, f150, f250, ford, inch, kit, lift, lifted, pics, spacers, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup