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Old 11-23-2010, 08:39 AM
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In that pic I was putting the truck back together after the paint job. I thought that pic just showed the clearence good so I used it for this topic. This is the truck all put back together....



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i think the biggest lift springs i have seen for these trucks were 9" lift springs...add a set of 2-4" lift blocks with the 9" springs...maybe a 2-3" body lift and you got like 12-16"s of lift....should be plenty of room for a set of massive boggers
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VERY NICE! AS FAR AS GOING OVER 9 INCHES OF LIFT? I HOPE ITS NOT YOUR DAILY DRIVER. I HAD A 1 TON WITH 44'S AND 5.38 GEARS. AND NOT NEARLY ENOUGH MOTOR TO MAKE IT ALL WORK.
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[quote=Ronzi;9592491]You will deffinitly need more than 6 inches.
This is my 79 F350 with 6 inch lift and it barely fits the 39.5's

Did you have to do anything with the drive shafts?
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6" lift kit an the bushwacker 3" cut out fender flares clears 44's nicely
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Did you have to do anything with the drive shafts?
Yes, I had to have longer shafts made.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:09 PM
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I run a 4" rancho lift and have fit 38.5 ground hawgs under it with good room to spare. I was able to drive onto the trunk of a buddies demo car and not once rubbed fender with the beastie tires. I was thinking about adding 2" in body for looks.
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well i have a f250 and what i did was take a 10 inch superlift for a 2000 superduty v10 and use the springs out of the kit... now i bet without the hangers they are probly like 7 to 8 inch lift springs the rest is made up of hangers and a block in the rear but i didnt use those... i also have a 3inch body lift.. and what i need to do is get a drop pitman arm with a drop draglink, also have to lengthen my front driveline ( front axle is a high pinon 44) along with some other things. but i would say if you where going 9 inch springs you would need a driveline in the front at least maybe the rear.

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Thanks for all the input here!

Is it as simple as getting a longer driveshaft or are there angels that come into the equasion (spell) gong 9"
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You will need to get new/lengthened drivelines anything over a 4" lift spring. I had a set of 99-04 Superduty 4" front springs in my 79, made the truck sit 5" taller, and everything still worked fine offroad. Can't go any higher than that without driveline work, though.
Put the money/time into a good suspension lift, and don't bother with a body lift.

EDIT: 1979F350/460, missed your last post. Never lifted a truck that high, but from everything I've read/heard, you will have angle issues. Search and ask in the 4x4 forum here for more info.

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and what i need to do is get a drop pitman arm with a drop draglink
Why not just convert to hi-steer and get rid of the bump-steer setup? Search it on here, my buddy Ed (75F350) has all the info, and it costs about the same as a drop pit/drag setup. He hasn't been on here in a long time, so it's all old posts to go off of.
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VERY NICE! AS FAR AS GOING OVER 9 INCHES OF LIFT? I HOPE ITS NOT YOUR DAILY DRIVER. I HAD A 1 TON WITH 44'S AND 5.38 GEARS. AND NOT NEARLY ENOUGH MOTOR TO MAKE IT ALL WORK.
Why couldnt it be your daily driver!!??
Mine was when it was last on the road before I tore the 390 FE out to be replaced with a 428 cj but it still wasnt way underpowered it was fine. What were you running a 351 or 360??

This is when I had it on the road last about 8 months ago


This is how it currently sits with new body and doors this time. Definetely streetable and drives like a dream with the hydro assist steering,4 wheeld discs with a 2000 superduty hydroboost setup for ultimate braking. I would drive it an hour on the highway, wheel it hard all day long then drive it home that night most times I took it wheeling. You just gotta have it built right.


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what i need to do is get a drop pitman arm with a drop draglink, also have to lengthen my front driveline ( front axle is a high pinon 44) along with some other things. but i would say if you where going 9 inch springs you would need a driveline in the front at least maybe the rear.
Dont waste money on a driver side drop pitman steering setup its a waste. You'll be struggling with steering issues until you go crossover. At least do an inverted T setup with draglink attatched to tie rod or get the machined flat top knuckle on pass side to run a crossover arm. With a truck your size its a must.
Then your gonna want hydro assist...mine has it and its one of the best upgrades i did!

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Why not just convert to hi-steer and get rid of the bump-steer setup? Search it on here, my buddy Ed (75F350) has all the info, and it costs about the same as a drop pit/drag setup. He hasn't been on here in a long time, so it's all old posts to go off of.
Where is ED?? Last I heard he ripped of Fordshaneman off on a tcase or linkage or something! Wouldnt of believed it but at the same time he mysteriously stopped posting ...hmmmm????
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I haven't seen him in 3+ years in person, since I moved up North. He didn't respond to the last email I sent him, and I lost his number a few broken phones ago as well. Been wondering where he disappeared to.
I don't believe Ed ripping anyone off for even one second. That is total BS, and there's very likely more to the story. He's been nothing but professional as long as I've known him.
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well i have a f250 and what i did was take a 10 inch superlift for a 2000 superduty v10 and use the springs out of the kit... now i bet without the hangers they are probly like 7 to 8 inch lift springs the rest is made up of hangers and a block in the rear but i didnt use those... i also have a 3inch body lift.. and what i need to do is get a drop pitman arm with a drop draglink, also have to lengthen my front driveline ( front axle is a high pinon 44) along with some other things. but i would say if you where going 9 inch springs you would need a driveline in the front at least maybe the rear.

are there any write ups on using superduty springs in a highboy? is it a direct swap?
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I haven't seen him in 3+ years in person, since I moved up North. He didn't respond to the last email I sent him, and I lost his number a few broken phones ago as well. Been wondering where he disappeared to.
I don't believe Ed ripping anyone off for even one second. That is total BS, and there's very likely more to the story. He's been nothing but professional as long as I've known him.
I hear ya but Fordshaneman has private messaged me many times and says it happened after i didnt believe either. I dont know the details either but I cant really say what happened so i'm gonna shut up now..
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