Notices
2004 - 2008 F150 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Ford F150's with 5.4 V8, 4.6 V8 engine

lift questions

 
  #1  
Old 12-07-2010, 07:36 PM
--weezl--
--weezl-- is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 18
--weezl-- is starting off with a positive reputation.
lift questions

long story short, i volunteered to help a girl who i'm trying to get in good with, lift her truck, i can't seem to find any easy way that will give me answers as to what i'm looking for... i did search the forum a little though...

her truck is a 2006 F-150 crewcab shortbox lariat 4x4

she wants to go with a suspension lift, to fit 33" tires, but i am going to convince her to do 35's or bigger, what i'm curious about is what type of suspension and drivetrain there is on these, i'm going to guess coils on IFS and leaf spring solid rear?

lift kits for these are going to be typically longer shocks, and rear springs, and a diff drop kit with longer coils and shocks or a coilover setup for the front?

i don't know for sure how much lift she wants though...
 
  #2  
Old 12-07-2010, 08:08 PM
danorules's Avatar
danorules
danorules is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: manchester,ct
Posts: 4,329
danorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputationdanorules has a superb reputation
the suspension is a strut up front, and leafs out back. now to fit 33" tires you don't really need a lift. i have 285/70/17s (32.6") on my truck with no lift. to fit 35's you can do a 3" level kit up front and add-a-leaf in the rear.that method is fairly easy and inexpensive($200-$300).then you can go for the full bore 6-8" lift, and spend a couple thousand dollars.

it all depends on how "good" you want to get in with her.lol
 
  #3  
Old 12-07-2010, 08:22 PM
--weezl--
--weezl-- is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 18
--weezl-- is starting off with a positive reputation.
well she's paying for the lift... i'm sure as hell not shelling that money out for her, i'm just going to do the install for her... she want's to "do it right" and doesn't seem too worried about money, specifically she said "i would rather spend a few extra and get something good"... she's thinking 4" and 33's but i think that will look dumb (like 3"bl and my 31's on my ranger)
 
  #4  
Old 12-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Coskid's Avatar
Coskid
Coskid is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Henrico, VA
Posts: 3,743
Coskid is a splendid one to beholdCoskid is a splendid one to beholdCoskid is a splendid one to beholdCoskid is a splendid one to beholdCoskid is a splendid one to beholdCoskid is a splendid one to beholdCoskid is a splendid one to behold
If she only wants 4" and 33" then I would say the leveling kit but if she is even considering lifting then go straight to the 6". Will be better overall and she should end up liking it more in the end.
 
  #5  
Old 12-08-2010, 04:27 PM
--weezl--
--weezl-- is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 18
--weezl-- is starting off with a positive reputation.
i'm thinking i'm just going to have to show her pictures of trucks with leveling kits and 6" lifts... seeing what she wants... what size tire fits/looks best on an 06 with 6"? i can't help but think 33"s are going to be small and ghey
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
01f350
6.2L V8
0
12-31-2014 01:14 PM
egreco79
1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
3
02-19-2014 03:00 PM
nobearsyet
1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
4
05-26-2012 06:33 AM
Ken2600
1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
3
07-30-2008 12:45 AM
ruthless69
1978 - 1996 Big Bronco
10
01-20-2006 04:38 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: lift questions


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.