Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - View Profile: James_24_85

James_24_85 is starting off with a positive reputation.

James_24_85 James_24_85 is offline

Senior User

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 6 of 6
    01-10-2010 10:14 PM - permalink
    Very nice truck James! Is that a Westin Bull Bar with PIAA lights?? I've got an '06 F-150 XLT Scab Longbed with a cap and want to put on bigger tires/wheels. They are 7lug with 4.10 gears and was hoping I could put 35x12.5x20s on it...maybe with a leveling kit? Do you think I will have clearance issues? How do I know what offset, etc. to get so I don't have issues b/c I'm new to replacing tires like this?? Also, is it hard or $$ to do 3" leveling kit, will that give me more clearance, or any issues itself??
    Thanks for your seemed knowledgeable about all this.
  2. marlin39d
    05-15-2009 02:06 AM - permalink
    I wouldn't feel too bad about the 4.6 instead of the 5.4 in your truck. I like the 5.4 in my '06 but I also have a '97 F150 with the 4.6 and it's been a really good engine. Not one bit of trouble and it's got close to 140K on it.

    Besides the 5.4 3v is not a "power-house" itself. Love the Ford half tons but they need more power in all the engine options.

    Do us proud over there in Afghanistan!!!
  3. marlin39d
    05-09-2009 02:06 AM - permalink
    Very nice truck. That's my favorite color on an F150. Unfortunately I couldn't find one equipped the way I wanted it in anything but black when I bought mine in late 2006.

    I noticed you stated you are currently in Afghanistan. My son who is at Ft. Bliss, Tx. right now is slated to be deployed to Afghanistan most likely in August 2009.

    What's it like "over there"???
  4. Still Smoking
    05-01-2009 11:49 PM - permalink
    Still Smoking
    No I have a 3 inch leveling kit from Fat Bobs then I bought the add a leaf from him also. Its a Procomp add a leaf. I believe it was 1.5". Watch it though cause they say the 3" is hard on the cv shafts but from what I have seen in pics it dont look like much of a difference then 2.5". If you do find a 3.5 I would stay away from it. Hope this helps
  5. BatteriesNotINCL
    03-20-2009 05:23 AM - permalink
    Oh yeah sorry I'm currently running 33.8" and going up to 34.6 as NITTO doesn't have the "35x12.5x18" size per se. Just keep in mind that each tire will weigh some where near 90lbs and will be wider increasing drag. If you haven't seen a drop with the chrome wheels you have on will with the tires unless you get a programmer to tune your engine for the gears and tire size.
  6. BatteriesNotINCL
    03-20-2009 05:18 AM - permalink
    I mounted my amps along the back wall of the cab. They are a tight fit but they mount cleanly and are almost steal proof. my cap is on the bottom right corner of the back wall. You should pop off the cap of the seat belt mount in the rear seats the bolts are 10mm; make sure you have a firm grip ON THE METAL POLE and pull up. There was a guy who took my advice and ripped his seat. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! South By Southwest is here in Austin,tx so time is not readily available. I'll see if I can email you some pics. Send me an email at [email protected]

About Me

  • About James_24_85
    Culleoka TN
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Country of Residence
    Current Mileage
    150,000 - 199,999
    Miles per year
    1,000 - 4,999
  • Signature
    2000 F250 4x4 CC. Completely stock except for 33" all terains.
    1998 Ranger, lowered custom paint, Daily driver 200,000 miles and counting.
    2004 Jeep wrangler Rubicon, 4" lift 35" bfg M/t's, factory lockers warn bumpers and slides, 9k winch, rhino lined tub, all kicker stero including stealth 10 in the rear seat. This beast is my baby.


Total Posts
Visitor Messages
General Information
  • Last Activity: 01-09-2015 08:58 PM
  • Join Date: 03-01-2009
  • Referrals: 0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 AM.