Lift ideas

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    Hi, I'm new here. I have a 2004 f150 reg can with the small doors in the back for storage. I put 18". 33's on my truck with the riveted fender flares. But I'm wanting a lift on it. I'm not rich by any means. But I want it to look nice. Would a 3" suspension lift with a 2 or 3 inch body lift look ok? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I did forget. I do have a leveling kit on the front already also.s
     
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    What are you using the truck for? Is it 2wd or 4x4? you can add another leaf in the back for a 2.5" lift all-around, or get a 4" suspension lift. A bodylift is going to be a lot of work and may not be worth it.
     
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    I have a 4x4. Honestly it's just for looks. At the most, I might go muffing from time to time. But that's the most. I just like the lifted look. So I should squash the body lift idea? I found some skyjack suspension lifts. But I can't find any 4" ones that brand. They are the only brand with good reviews at that price point. I'm looking to spend around $500 if possible. And thanks for the help.
     
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    If I put the leaf springs on the back, won't that defeat the whole leveling process? I do like the look of the truck being straight and not slanted. Also if I find a 4" suspension lift, will I still be able to put my leveling donuts on the new shocks I get?
     
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    If you want to keep it level, then don't do the AAL; that's just the quickest way to a small lift, and handy if you tow or carry anything in the bed.

    A 4" lift from anyone will actually be a 2+4 lift. 2" in the rear and 4" in the front, so it stays level.

    Here's one from Zone.
    2004-2008 F-150 4WD Zone Offroad 4" Lift Kit F8
     
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    Ok. So what are the other people doing to their trucks that I see when I click images of f150 lifts? They all look like they are lifted level. Sorry for all the questions. I'm sure you can tell I'm not a pro at this. Lol
     
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    A basic lift kit will lift and level your truck at the same time. If you leave your current level on, it will be 2.5" higher in the front vs the back.
     
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    I got it. Do you know of any decent suspension lifts between 4-6 inches for like $900 by chance? I've tried to search of some. But there are so many! I have an 04 f150 non heritage 4x4.
     
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    Most of the are going to be closer to $1200, but there may be some Christmas sales or group buys.

    ICON, Camburg, BDS, and Rancho are the first 4 I can think of to check.

    and the difference between a 4" and 6" is usually $100. Just a taller block in back and spacer up front.
     

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