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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Any problems with a 4 or 6 inch lift

Ih ave a 2011 F350 and was thinking about getting a 4 or 6 inch lift. My last truck a 2006 nissan titan had a 6 inch pro comp lift on it with 35's and from the day I had it installed I noted a loss in the turning radius compared to when this was stock . The off road center warned me there would be a difference .

Has anyone here installed their lift and lost some of the turning radius ? My new truck is the crew cab with the 8 ft bed so I need all the turning radius possible

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Re: Any problems with a 4 or 6 inch lift

I guess it depends mostly on the offset of your wheels, Other problems would be, lower fuel mileage due to the lost aerodynamics of a lifted truck, and larger tires.
Otherwise, I LOVE the looks of them, I just don't like having to climb now to get into them, being older. I used to have a 1990 K1500 long bed extra cab. It had a 6" Explorer Pro Comp on it also, along with a 3" body lift and 12.50 x 35s on it.

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Re: Any problems with a 4 or 6 inch lift

not to be a smartass.... but if you needed turning radious you shouldnt have bought a 23 foot truck... i used to have a 2001 CC LB F250 and you literally needed an entire parking lot to turn around.... the turning is wayyyy better on the newer trucks for sure, but thats a lot of truck to turn. just get the proper wheel/tire combo and your turning should be fine... get a little bit of offset on the wheels if your plannin on running a very wide tire, but keep in mind, the axles on the 2008+ trucks are wider so a zero offset (which would be tucked up in the fenderwell on a pre 08 truck) will actually stick out about an inch of so..... so dont get too much offset of you will have a ton of tire sticking out past the fenders...

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Re: Any problems with a 4 or 6 inch lift

No issues unless you get the wrong offset rims and super wide tires. Best handling riding kits will come 4 link arms..

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Re: Any problems with a 4 or 6 inch lift

We haven't ran into any issues doing a 4-6" lift on the 2011s.

As mentioned, as long as your tires aren't rubbing on something (like radius arms) your turning radius shouldn't be effected.
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