Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

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Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby HSkelton » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:23 am

Hi everyone, I am looking to get a Ford F100 1970 for a classic truck project.
I really love the sinister look of these trucks and want to emphasize it with a lift and beefy tires.
Here is the end result that I am looking for:
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Can anyone tell what is the wheel size and lift on this particular truck?

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Re: Can you advice on a lift and wheel size?

Postby DuckRyder » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:01 pm

That is a dent (73-77 for the round headlights) not a bump (67-72)

I will let the 4x4 guys take it from there though...
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Re: Can you advice on a lift and wheel size?

Postby sargentrs » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:10 pm

No experience on my end but here's a good thread for 4x4 configurations. viewtopic.php?t=45233
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Re: Can you advice on a lift and wheel size?

Postby cep62 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:42 pm

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Welcome to the site.

For a practical daily driver I wouldn't go bigger than a 4 inch lift and 33 inch tires maybe 35-36 if they weren't too wide.
Personally I like around a 2 inch leveling spring up front and 31 inch tires, but I am getting a" little" older.

If the truck you get doesn't have disc brakes '76-'79 F150 will bolt in, get the '78-9 steering components
Then get the poly bushings
If you go with a big lift you'll need a drop Pitman arm and tracking bracket.

Another thing you can do is get a '76-'79 chassis and put your body on it.
You'll get power steering , disc brakes and a two speed transfer case.
But you'll have to deal with a 2 inch longer wheelbase.

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Re: Can you advice on a lift and wheel size?

Postby mikejc » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:46 pm

If you are going for the look in the pic, that looks to be a 4 inch and 33's if I had to guess.

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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby popeyes71 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:37 am

:yt: :yt: That would be my best guess of what's in the picture.
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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby HSkelton » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:05 am

Thanks a lot guys! I didn't get the truck yet, still consider weather it's worth the try. It's been repainted and in overall good condition, but I really want to make it look beefee and trying to do calculation on what will it cost me.

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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby HSkelton » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:13 am

One more thing, do you guys know if I should have any rubbing issues with 10" wide rims? Potentially look at something like these 15"x10" rims" https://www.carid.com/fuel-wheels/anza- ... 95451.html

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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby HSkelton » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:47 am

Ok quick update, I've paid for the truck and going to pick it up on Jan 14, will post more pictures!

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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby cep62 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:03 pm

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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby ezmerf » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:44 am

I think 10's will be ok,maybe with a good offset would help get em away from frame in very deep turn.

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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby Lone Ranger » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:02 pm

I used to have a 72 f100 4x4 that I put a 4 inch rough country lift on. It was pretty straight forward. Took an evening to do the front then I did the back the next morning by myself. The springs were kind of a pain to get in the front lined up right. Here's before and after.
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It looked really dorky with stock tires and a lift. Looked like the axles were hanging way below the bumpers. I put some 32 inch tires on it and it sat right about the same height as a f250 4x4 maybe an inch higher. Not sure if a f100 2wd would sit different than a f100 4wd but I'm sure it would be close.
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I think the lift was like 375$. It did change the feel of the truck, it kinda floated like a boat and steering was a little more loose. I think stronger shocks would have made it feel less "floaty" and soft. I do have a pic of this truck next to my 250 highboy in my build thread first page and you can see they are very close to same height.
1972 f100 4x4 4 inch lift with dump box kit-sold
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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby Lone Ranger » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:13 pm

I wouldn't go any higher than 4 inches. The lift changes angles of steering and it's harder on the front end components. I ended up changing the tie rods and steering connector rod. I was up over a few hundred in new front end parts after installing the lift.
1972 f100 4x4 4 inch lift with dump box kit-sold
1969 f250 4x4 highboy in progress.
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Re: Can you advise on a lift and wheel size?

Postby geradr4 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:05 pm

With a 4" suspension lift kit, you should be able to fit 35's easily. A 6" lift is not too bad though you might need longer brake hoses and driveshafts.


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