I have a lift size question. I have an 88 F150 that I will be puting 33's and a 3" body lift on in the next couple of weeks. Down the road a little I would like to add a suspension lift and 35's. I know the lift law in Michigan is 24" to the frame and 26" to the bumper. What is the highest lift that I can put on it to keep it as close to legal as possible just in case it is ever checked? I know that the body lift will only affect the bumper height but I am working on a custom one that will fill the gap and keep it low. I would like to go with the 6" lift just because.
Also if anyone has any idea of the best gearing to run in that truck. Currently I am running a stock 3:08 with 31's and it is a slight dog on take off. I know that it will only get worse with the bigger tires. It has a 5-speed 300 6 that gets awfull mileage and I know that will get worse too. But hey if I wanted milage I would buy a yugo. Speaking of which I was passed on take off by one the other day . HELP!