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Old 10-17-2001, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have only found skyjacker and superlift. Are there any others? Also other people with this type of F250.... what have you done for lifts and how have you set yours up (shorten the wheel base, bob the bed, flat bed, tires, cut wheel wells, 1/4 elip, 3/4 elip....) Just got the F250 and seeing if it is worth making into a trail rig or parting it out. Body is shot so I would like to get rid of the bed and the cab doors.

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Old 10-17-2001, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used a Trail Master 4" lift.
Have had it for 4 yrs. Hasn't sagged yet.
Used their add-a-leaf. TOOO STIFF. I have heard only good things about Skyjacker.
Go with the rear springs instead of add-a-leaf.

I have been toying (no pun intended) with the idea of using the chassis form a full size ford, a home made frame and a Toyota cab. Use 1/4 eli. and maybe F150 Front w/ Wristed radius arms. Shorten the wheelbase down to 105"-110". Flat bed it. Throw on 38" SS. Lincoln Locker. Exo Cage

WHat do you get? One Bad Ass FORDOTA.

PArts are cheap. No custome width axles.
And with F250 It is bulletproof from the Factory
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I ran across a 79 F250 Four Door 4WD at my granparents house(used to be there tow rig) maneged to get it for only 2 dollers. Well after years of hard work and countless dollers froped into it we decided to go with the Sckjackers 4" lift and replaced all 4 springs. I love it, it rides so much better then it used to. Only problem we ran into was a vibration from the back drive shaft but jsut lowwered it a little and it runs good. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-17-2001, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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<STRONG>I have only found skyjacker and superlift. Are there any others? Also other people with this type of F250.... what have you done for lifts and how have you set yours up (shorten the wheel base, bob the bed, flat bed, tires, cut wheel wells, 1/4 elip, 3/4 elip....) Just got the F250 and seeing if it is worth making into a trail rig or parting it out. Body is shot so I would like to get rid of the bed and the cab doors.

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what kind of wheeling do you plan on doing & is this going to be a dedicated trail rig? or is it going to be a driver also? I'll get you details on what I've done to mine soon as I get my other computer running again
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<STRONG>what kind of wheeling do you plan on doing & is this going to be a dedicated trail rig? or is it going to be a driver also? I'll get you details on what I've done to mine soon as I get my other computer running again</STRONG>
This will be a trail rig only (no title for it <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">). I hope to have something that will run rocks but can also do trails/mud. I want trailer it places that have the rocks but when I am around here I would have to run mud and some small rocks so it has to do both but more towards rocks.
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I'll add some more details later, but this is where I've managed to get her so far...





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How'd he do that? I'm jealous. Mine wheels good, but doesn't articulate that good. But then again, it is stock with a Explorer add-a-leaf up front. It is already a high boy, so 35's fit nicely. The add-a-leaf just made it sit level. It's been sitting for a year and i just got it back on the road. I would like to find a lift in the 8 to 10 inch range. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>How'd he do that? I'm jealous.</STRONG>
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<STRONG>I'll add some more details later, but this is where I've managed to get her so far...



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The pictures do not work!! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>The pictures do not work!! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I notice that now, they must have been moved... I upgraded my computer, & now I'm having serious hardware problems, so untill I get my system back up & running I'm really handicapped as far as what I can do... I'm on my g/f's sisters 'puter right now, I'll repost the pics soon as I get my system up & running again.
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<STRONG>I notice that now, they must have been moved... I upgraded my computer, & now I'm having serious hardware problems, so untill I get my system back up & running I'm really handicapped as far as what I can do... I'm on my g/f's sisters 'puter right now, I'll repost the pics soon as I get my system up & running again.</STRONG>

Cool thanks!! I am really starting to think about building my F250!! I want to shorten it like you did but do not know what needs to be done (never done it before). I was also thinking about doing a 3/4 elipc. in the back. What kind of leafs are you using on your F250? Will Chuby Surban leafs work on the F250?

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ok, pics are fixed...

my other computer is still down, having a serious hardware problem, but I'm working on it. All my tech pics are on that box though, I'll probably throw the drive in this box & pull some stuff off soon though.

My front springs are Skyjacker 6" rear springs for a 78-79 F250, & the rear springs are 88up GM rears 63" long. Suburban springs from a 92-up are the same length. I'm sure there's differences in spring rates though, I'm going to try to find out what they are because I would like a little stiffer spring in the rear. If I can't find anything on rates, I'll probably just put an add-a-leaf in the back to stiffen it up a little.
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Did you shorten the F250 yourself? I was looking into doing this. I also wanted to do the rocksliders that you have on the front of the rear springs. Can you make those or can you get them made?
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<STRONG>Did you shorten the F250 yourself? I was looking into doing this. I also wanted to do the rocksliders that you have on the front of the rear springs. Can you make those or can you get them made?</STRONG>
Shorten. yes & no... I first shortened it myself, but when I went to the GM springs, a friend of mine built the mounts. He got alot more fabrication tools than I do.
The sliders are custom though, you'd have to figure those out on your own. Your F250 regular cab frame & my F250 supercab frame don't look very much alike... so I would'nt have a clue where to point you on that one either.
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