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Old 04-24-2012, 02:03 AM
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Susension lift kit for 71 f250?

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Im lookin to lift um my truck a little bit so it isnt so low to the ground. Its a 1971 f250 2wd lwb. I want to get anything around a 4 inch suspension lift or a 4 inch body lift. I dont remember where i was searching but i found a 4 inch body lift for $250 but i cant find it for the life of me.

Any body on here have a similar lift kit for under $500? Im on a pretty tight budget so any help will be appritiated. Thanks!


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For a 2wd truck that will soon be a prerunne is a body lift or suspension lift better in the long run?
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I would think suspension lift would be better for a prerunner I've seen them for 65 f100 2wd but idk bout the 250
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With the f100 and 250 the only problem i would see is the year difference. When ford did the new generation in 68 i believe i dont know how the chassis changed. Other than the twin i-beam suspension on my truck.
Besides that i dont think i woul need to worry about what weight the suspension is for. Since i can keep the old leafs.

Im not the greatest with my chassis an suspension understanding so id appriciate and clarity.

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With the f100 and 250 the only problem i would see is the year difference. When ford did the new generation in 68 i believe i dont know how the chassis changed. Other than the twin i-beam suspension on my truck.
Besides that i dont think i woul need to worry about what weight the suspension is for. Since i can keep the old leafs.

Im not the greatest with my chassis an suspension understanding so id appriciate and clarity.

Thanks guys
5th generation is '67-'72. The difference between the '65/'66 chassis is 2" in wheelbase but the rest is the same (parts wise). Prior to '65 they were straight axles up front. 6th generation is '73-'79 & once again the wheelbase stretched another 2". In addition the rear frame section widened out from the 34" of previous years. There is a split where the widening occurred. I do not remember of it was 250's or 4x4's.
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the body lifts are only if your steering box is infront of the front tires, it is in the small print. body lifts are really only good for tire clearance and i would say should only be 1 inch at max. i posted more about lifts if your other thread.
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