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Old 08-18-2009, 10:15 PM
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Cool need some advice

I got a 2003 XLT FX4. I wanna put a 3in lift on it and get dome smaller fenders for it. I have the bushwackers but i want something smaller. What do you recomned I use or go to get the lift kit and fenders?
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:53 AM
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What size tire u gonna run?

If you dont have a wide enough tire it will look like crap

Summit.com sales a body lift for 149
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:37 PM
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what size would you recommend? I wanna put the biggest I can on it
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Delta Tool Box
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WAAG Grille Guard
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:03 PM
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3" body lift u can run 33" tires

With anything larger than stock u will need the right rear axle gears or you mpg and power will go south fast

Since u have the FX4 I will say u have 4.10 gears Ill bet u have the #97 8.8 Open 4.10

4.10 gears in the rear axle are ideal

On your driver door u will see this label look at what number is given under the AXLE marked in red


Then match it up on this chart to see what gears u currently have
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:41 PM
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so whats the biggest stock i can out on?
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Flowmaster 40 with 2.5" pipe
Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
Tailgate Reflectors
WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:18 PM
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i run 32s stock on mine with a crank of the t-bars. for flares you can run OEM flares.
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:22 PM
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ok, what brand you run...im thinkin bfgoodrick all terrain t/a ko
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Flowmaster 40 with 2.5" pipe
Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
Tailgate Reflectors
WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:32 PM
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thats what I run 32x11.5 BFG A/Ts
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:37 PM
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did you install em?
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Flowmaster 40 with 2.5" pipe
Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
Tailgate Reflectors
WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:41 PM
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don't have the tools to mount tires...just had the shop that i bought the tires from do it all.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:48 PM
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they cranked the torsion bars for you?
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Flowmaster 40 with 2.5" pipe
Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
Tailgate Reflectors
WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:01 AM
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No shop will crank them for u

Takes about 10 minutes to do real easy
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:10 AM
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Justin, do you have 15" or 16" tires?
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Flowmaster 40 with 2.5" pipe
Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
Tailgate Reflectors
WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:36 PM
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by 15 or 16 I am guessing you mean wheels. I run 15" as tires are cheaper for them. and as stated above the t-bar twist is really easy. Just a simple socket set will get the job done.
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:48 PM
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how will you know when the t bars are maxed out?
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Flowmaster 40 with 2.5" pipe
Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
Tailgate Reflectors
WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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