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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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'97-'03 F150 Suspension Lift Ideas Needed

So I started thinking about getting a '97-'03 4x4 truck with an 8ft bed.

I want something for overall truck performance: hunting, fun in the snow, hauling plywood/drywall, amazing load capacity for an F150, etc...

I'm thinking about using 33" tires and 3" body lift.
I'll coat the entire truck in spray can bed liner. I want it to look mean!

My question is, what kind of wheel back spacing is needed?
Can this be done with cheep steel wheels? Stock wheels?
I also have a budget in mind to maintain...

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Re: '97-'03 F150 Suspension Lift Ideas Needed

The stock wheels should be able to mount 33s no problem. The problem with those 97-03 F-150s is that they used a 5x135mm bolt pattern which nobody else in the universe did. As they get older and older, wheel selection gets worse and worse.
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Re: '97-'03 F150 Suspension Lift Ideas Needed

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