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Old 04-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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4" Lift kit on F350

Hi, I just ordered a 2012 F350. I would like to put a 4" lift kit on the truck....however what is the maximum height I can put the truck to before it won't work with my new 2013 Sabre 365qbok.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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0 lift, and I mean ZERO. No lifted truck is going to tow correctly. Getting a hitch to drop enough to keep the trailer level while towing, will be a nightmare, and may have to be a custom job. While you will have enough truck to pull the trailer safely, the lift will make it unsafe. Now my opinion, and my experience helping those that have tried. Your mileage may vary, as always.

Also since it looks like a new truck is on the way, you will need to drive 500 miles or more before towing, (check the owner's manual). You will also void any and all warranty with a lift kit, and I am assuming the warranty is 3 years and 36,000 miles.
If it were mine, I would wait a while on the lift kit.

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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The new trucks are so tall already, that I have to agree with windrider, no lift is a good idea.
Why do you want a lift kit?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Not sure why to be honest....just trying to look younger than I am perhaps....
It wasn't a definite plan I had made, just a thought that past through my head this morning when some young punk had a bigger truck than me lol, rather stupid I know.
But now that I hear it is a bad plan, I will follow your advice.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Go with a leveling kit like Cognito, it will give you the stance you want and not compromise your ride and towing.
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I tow with a 2008 Dodge 3/4 ton with a 2" leveling kit and 35" tall tires (315/70-17). I have no issues at all with my set up. It sits much higher than a bone stock truck so to say you can't tow with any lift at all is a pretty broad statement. My current travel trailer and my previous travel trailer pulled just fine. A fiver may run into issues with clearance on your bed rails.
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I have a 4in lift in the 99 f250 SD, I tow a work trailer every day, but its a tag. I used to tow a cougar 5er with it, i cant tell you how many times i hit the rear of the bed on the underside of the trailer. Stability is compromised and if you have a blow out the truck drops like 10 inches because of the big tires. If you wanna be all badd a@@ and jack it to Jesus, put air bags in it and run it low to tow...AIR BAG IT.com
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There are several ways to lift a truck, but all will raise the center of gravity and 99% of the ones I've seen also include bigger wheels/tires.

When you put on bigger wheels/tires you change gearing and increase the load on the brakes (longer arm moment) as well. This will change your towing and GCWR figures - how much is only a guess unless you have the resources of Ford or GM.

So things will be closer to their design limit, if not over it. This may be unsafe (or not) but it certainly will impact the lifespan/maintenance of many components.

And every lifted vehicle I know takes a hit in MPG, so I can't imagine what adding 4 or 5 ton trailer would do to that.
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Dude - Get over it!
I just put an Amp Research bed step on my truck. I already put Rampage Stirrup Steps on it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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Hi, I just ordered a 2012 F350. I would like to put a 4" lift kit on the truck....however what is the maximum height I can put the truck to before it won't work with my new 2013 Sabre 365qbok.
I'll bet that you have a tough time getting 6" of clearance between the camper on the truck with the truck at stock height and the camper level. Forget the lift kit.

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