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Old 05-16-2010, 07:17 PM
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what is a highboy?

can anyone tell me what exactly defines a truck as a highboy, What is the difference between it and a regular truck?
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There are hundreds of threads beaten to death on this subject.

In short a highboy, not a Ford term by the way, is an F-250 with a divorced transfer case from the factory.
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It's got a higher height from the factory I think. I own one and I'm not entirely sure what defines it. I think it's supposed to be a 4x4 and have a divorced transfer case. Someone should chime in and fill you in better than I can.
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Ha, I type too slow Ranger429 beat me.
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I don't even know why I asked the question for years Ive been hearing about Highboy ford and never knew what one was until now! thank you.
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That is a factory highboy. Basically like the other guys said...they were F250's made from '73-'77 that had divorced transfer cases. They sat 4" inches higher than standard height Ford trucks, hence the term "Highboy"
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Step 1) crawl under truck.
step 2) face skyward.
step 3) count drive shafts.
step 4) if total is 3 you have a highboy.
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Step 1) crawl under truck.
step 2) face skyward.
step 3) count drive shafts.
step 4) if total is 3 you have a highboy.
Haha enough said! Well put!
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"They sat 4" inches higher than standard height Ford trucks, hence the term "Highboy"
All 73-mid 77 F250 4x4s are highboys there is no 4" lift as they are the standard truck for the years.
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Well, only half of 77 that is.
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That is a factory highboy. Basically like the other guys said...they were F250's made from '73-'77 that had divorced transfer cases. They sat 4" inches higher than standard height Ford trucks, hence the term "Highboy"
what size tires and rims are you running on that truck?
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what size tires and rims are you running on that truck?
Those are 38x12.50x16.5 Swamper TSLs on 16.5x9 wheels. The truck is sitting at stock ride height and i havent trimmed anything. But im about to take the truck up 6" with deaver springs and put my 40" boggers on these babies...

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Those are 38x12.50x16.5 Swamper TSLs on 16.5x9 wheels. The truck is sitting at stock ride height and i havent trimmed anything. But im about to take the truck up 6" with deaver springs and put my 40" boggers on these babies...

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that is gonna be sick. what you doing with your old tires and wheels?
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btw whats deaver springs?
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that is gonna be sick. what you doing with your old tires and wheels?
Haha im gonna be selling them. The tires are like brand new, atleast 90%. Watch for them in the classifieds

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btw whats deaver springs?
This is Deaver Spring ---> Deaver Suspension

Thinner leaves but more of them in each pack, makes for a softer ride. Kinda pricey though...im still trying to decide if im going to go big or go cheap...ha
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