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Hmmm, how should I do this, Lift kit conundrum

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by White Gardens, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    My 05 F-150, super cab had a massive rake to it.

    Right now I've got my plow set in the bottom holes of the bracket, but the A-frame still goes upwards a tad. Now, it's probably within tolerances as the cutting edge wears down, it will probably be level in a season or two.

    But, I noticed that the plow mount will sometimes barely drag in situations where I have a bad apron on a drive or just other random spots with extreme angles.

    I also noticed that my Timbrens are pretty well smashed with the plow on. It's probably normal, but they do touch when the plow is off the truck and I wonder if I need just a bit of clearance for the suspension when the plow is off the truck.

    Now, I think a 2" lift in the front will do the trick and maybe a shade much. But, my concern is that I do haul stuff in the summer along with pulling a trailer. So do you think a 1" lift or 1.5" lift would be better.

    Or, do a 2" lift and put timbrens on the back?

    The reason I'm thinking of doing this now is that I need to replace the hubs and 4wd actuators on my truck as they aren't functioning. And while I have it apart, I think I'll tackle the lift while I'm at it as I'll probably get it re-aligned when I'm done.

    Just looking for opinions.