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S man
02-20-2012, 01:27 AM
I have a 2011 f150 screw that I really want to lift and level. And then add some 33" tires to my stock 18" rims. I was going to go with readylift 3" and do 1.5" in the rear to level. And go with Bfg all terrain T/A KO 305/65/18s. I know they will fit with the lift kit but is there anything I should consider before doing this? Like speedo/ odom recalibration, tsc, re gearing? Here's a pic of my truck. It's 2wd btw. Next truck will def be 4wd.

PlantscapeSolutions
02-20-2012, 02:05 AM
I would just wait until you get a 4x4 to do any mods. Doing any lift and over sized tires on a 4x2 is a waste of money and is going to look a bit redneck.

Leveling is really needed more for 3/4 & 1 ton 4x4 trucks where the back sits up several inches higher.

Swampy
02-20-2012, 03:01 AM
^^^ Agreed. Save your coin for something else.

nepatsfan
02-20-2012, 07:44 AM
2wd f150? why bother?

psdnate
02-20-2012, 09:30 AM
Do it! That will look sweet

eco.lawns
02-20-2012, 09:56 AM
If your lifting it 3" then you will want 35's not 33's. Just do the spring spacer and call it quits. You will need an alignment for sure. Yes your speedo and odo will be wrong. You can fix that with a basic comp chip.

nepatsfan
02-20-2012, 09:59 AM
I would have taken the money you will blow on tires and a lift and put it toward something useful like 4wd

psdnate
02-20-2012, 10:09 AM
If your lifting it 3" then you will want 35's not 33's. Just do the spring spacer and call it quits. You will need an alignment for sure. Yes your speedo and odo will be wrong. You can fix that with a basic comp chip.

35's probably wont fit since it's a 2wd.

PlantscapeSolutions
02-20-2012, 12:18 PM
Your factory wheels aren't bad but if you want to personalize your ride some custom wheels and tires befitting a 4x2 would be a good way to dress up the truck. 4wheelonline.com usually has the best prices on wheels. You could get some slight wider tires (1-1.5" max) and some wheels that are offset about 1" and it would give the truck a more aggressive look that would look perfect for a 4x2. But stick with street tires and fight the urge to put any BFG T/A KO type tires on your truck.

DoetschOutdoor
02-20-2012, 12:40 PM
Have you priced 35" BFG all terrains? They are not cheap by ANY means. Like everybody else said, fight the urge to be one of them guys with a 2wd and big tires that are basically useless. You will still get stuck everywhere and will be out of alot of coin.

Valk
02-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Going from street/all-season's to AT tires will usually lose some MPGs as well.

S man
02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
Okay I hear what everyone's saying. I agree 4wd on my next truck but I can't afford to trade it on a different truck. I keep saying I will go with a 3/4 ton next and will have 4wd.
But right now this is what I have and want to dress it up. I decided 33"s are the max I want on the truck and want it to look like a stock 4wd using readylift. Or just put some 20s with decent tires. Any suggestions on street rim/tires? Snapperman put305 coopers on 20" monster rims. Looks good for 2wd.

T&Tlawncare
02-21-2012, 09:39 PM
first of all 2wd is not the worst thing in the world. listen do yourself a favor go to a f150 forum. you will get better advice about ur truck. u wanna level it, do it!

TheChiefsLawnCare
02-22-2012, 11:39 PM
I want to do the same thing to my truck and its 2wd. I just dont feel like dropping the cash. I want to do a 6in lift and add 35s or whatever size normally goes on that size lift with 20in rims. If you go look at best chevy on vets youll see the look that I would like to achieve but its about 3-4 grand to do the whole process and i can spend that money someplace else as I did with a walker haha. not to mention i just got my sway bar installed and that will have to be adjusted if i get it lifted

TheChiefsLawnCare
02-22-2012, 11:40 PM
btw do what you want its your truck. you dont need 4wd to lift a freaking truck.

S man
02-23-2012, 01:02 AM
btw do what you want its your truck. you dont need 4wd to lift a freaking truck.

Yeah I see those lifted chevys all the time. They look bad ass!

I want my ride to look like this 4wd f150 after the lift level kit. Also 33" tires.

Lifting 6 in will look bad and adding 35s but the cost plus losing mpgs would be too much expense for me. I just want to lose the basic low 2wd look. My truck is basically going to look like a stock leveled 4wd when I'm done.

stuffdeer
02-23-2012, 01:09 PM
I had an 04 F150 CC SB. I ran 33x12.5x18 Toyo MT with no rubbing. If I was you, I'd get a set of 4x4 front coils and throw the tires on and see what it looks like.

nepatsfan
02-23-2012, 06:25 PM
btw do what you want its your truck. you dont need 4wd to lift a freaking truck.

and you can put a plow on a 2wd ranger but what's the point? I have tons of clearance and big tires for off roading but I am gonna get stuck on a paved hill in a rain storm.