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I am thinking of picking up a set of shock (front and rear) to throw in when I am doing the rear spacers.
Has any one had any problems after doing the key and spacer lift with any thing going bad such as u joints or any front end parts?
Also if I did just the lift now and did tires later (when I had some more extra cash) would the truck look to funny with stock tires on it or could I get away with it for a little while?
Question for you all, when you crank your torsion keys do you do it with the truck sitting on the ground or jacked up on stands? I just want to make sure I'm doing this right...?!?!? Thanks!!
I just had my 01 tahoe done last week. we used new torsion keys to lift the fron about 2.5 in and spacers in the reaer for about 1in lift. I also put new skyjackers on it. I am runnin 285 maxxis bighorn mudders , and it rides great!. I kinda thought it would give me a rougher ride, but not the case! Very happy with what I did for the money.looks much beefier now tooo , and is never a bad thing!
What year ford keys?As long as you don't crank the sh*t out of the bars you'll be fine, just maintain flat cv angles if possible. The main issue with cranking on these stock 1/2 ton trucks is the low spring rate which requires different torsion keys with a higher index to achieve the desired amount of lift. Go find some stock f-150 keys and have an alignment shop install them and re-align the truck, then go buy some longer front shocks and enjoy having a truck 2" taller.