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  1. Hockeybandit16
    10-14-2009 10:01 AM - permalink
    Hockeybandit16
    Hey, CK, can you tell me what security cameras system you have? (Read about in the truck break in post) Were in the market and that all sounds like what I want...Did you buy it online?
    Thanks!
  2. gmk035
    03-19-2009 10:41 PM - permalink
    gmk035
    Thanks, that is great info. You make a good point about being sure about the height the first time. Maybe I'll take some measurements this weekend and jack it up to different heights to compare. Thanks again for your input, I appreciate it.
  3. capn kirk
    03-18-2009 11:59 PM - permalink
    capn kirk
    are the 33s from when it was at stock height. feel free to ask any questions if i missed anything, my advice to you is be sure you lift it as high as you want and can the first time. you never want to be done and think man i should have done the solid axle swap and 6 inch lift. i am really happy with how mine came out any higher would give me trouble at work or daily driving (still cant use any parking garages really) what ever you run with i hope it works and again let me know if you have any other questions.....o and yea i have the 3 inch rear springs thats probably why running blocks doesnt bother me, when they wear out ill probably see if i can get some 4 inch lift heavy duty rear leafs and lose the blocks doesnt seem like that will be anytime soon though i think previous owner already replaced them once.
  4. capn kirk
    03-18-2009 11:58 PM - permalink
    capn kirk
    holding up well. The only thing i didn't do myself was the camber alignment which was off before i lifted it as well as after so I'm assuming they changed the bushings when they did it. the truck rides just like it did stock seems to handle the same the only difference i ever notice is when i stop at a light i can get more of a rock forward and back if i come to a complete stop quickly. i have loaded the entire bed with dirt and rock multiple times since doing it pulled our 25' sport fisher boat and never had any problems. i just today added a picture i have of it with the 37 inch tires the other two
  5. capn kirk
    03-18-2009 11:57 PM - permalink
    capn kirk
    driveway and afford it) and i actually removed the front sway bar and planned on buying extended links but realized i really didn't need it. if i remember correctly it netted somewhere around four inchs in the front. I added the 3 inch body lift because i decided i wanted to run 37s. i would probably buy skyjacker again everything fit well had no problems and all seems to be well made and has a good reputation and is
  6. capn kirk
    03-18-2009 11:56 PM - permalink
    capn kirk
    the kit i got was about $900 if i remember right it was somewhere around there close to $1000 it came with new front leafs front axle drop brackets (i decided to keep my ifs-made sense for installation and cost reasons and rides better than solid axle and im not a heavy off-roader) and rear blocks (plus assorted hardware), seperately i ordered a 4 inch lift pitman arm. (main reason for the 4 inch lift was i could do it in my
  7. gmk035
    03-18-2009 10:34 PM - permalink
    gmk035
    capn kirk, I just wanted to ask you a couple questions about your lift kit. Did you get a kit with front springs/rear blocks, or springs all around? Do you have 3" rear springs, and were the replacements (if you got the rear springs) as heavy as the stock springs (I didn't want to sacrifice the load capacity)? Do you have IFS, and did the lift kit cause any problems with the steering? Did you need to change the camber bushings? Did you actually get 4" of lift out of the kit? Any problems with the kit? Would you buy Skyjacker again? Are your current pics of the truck with the 4"suspension lift plus 3" body lift with the 37" tires? Sorry, that was more questions than I thought! Thanks in advance for the help, there is nothing better than advice from someone with that's already done it.

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  • About capn kirk
    Interests
    1996 F-250 460
    Super Cab 8' Bed
    3.73 posi-trac frnt/rear
    33x12.50 BFG A/T
    new suspension
    muffler back dual exhaust
    deep tranny pan
    Warn hub kit
    Alpine 9857 Head Unit
    Alpine S-Type frnt spkrs
    Sony 6"x9"s (in boxes)
    Elec. brake controlle
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    VA
    Country
    USA
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-250
    Year
    1996
    Current Mileage
    100,000 - 124,999
    Miles per year
    Rather not say
    Ride
    96 F-250
    Engine type and displacement
    460 gasser
    Major modifications
    Exhaust, 2.5" Lift, 33 tires, Alpine inside
    Tranny type
    Automatic
  • Signature
    2011 F150 xlt ecoboost 4x4 screw 6.5bed added Firestone Ride-Rite airbags w/ hd compressor
    Sold-1996 F-250 460 Super Cab 8' Bed 4x4 [/B]
    3.73 limited slip frnt/rear, 35x12.50 BFG All-Terrain, 4" Skyjacker, 3" body lift, hedman headers 3" single-back turndown before rear axle, K&N Air Filter,rebuilt trans, deep trans pan, Warn manual hubs

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