Deciding on 3/2 Lift for 08 EL

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  1. Rigpig

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    I got my ReadyLift 3/2 on. I'll post pics when I get rims and tires, it looks like garbage with the stock XLT rims and bald 265s. Like a little kid at Christmas, I tore into the box and threw the lift in without taking measurements of the stock configuration. Eyeballing it looks like the amount of lift is true. I will say that at 6'2", I had to slide down into the Expy in stock form like a car. Now I have to use the running boards like a proper truck.
    It's an extremely easy job, putting the lift on. I've put leveling kits on late model F-150s before, so the front was a cakewalk and took less than an hour. The rear was even easier. Maybe took 2 hours beginning to end for front and rear. I'm extremely happy with the kit. I wish we could get more lift out of these trucks without having to spend $3800, but it is what it is. I would advise getting an alignment done when you are finished, it's a whole lot cheaper than a set of tires.
     
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    Ok, Readylift has been purchased!

    Now I just need to find some time lol.... I'm sure it will look funny with my stock wheels/tires but I think I found a good deal on some 17in raptor wheels with K02 tires 315/70/17.
    Will that tire fit ok with the 3/2 lift?

    Thanks.
     
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    From research I've done, as I was leaning towards Raptor wheels initially, you'll have to trim the ends off of your CV/spindle shafts on the rear. Doesn't take much, and a 4-1/2" grinder with a 5" cutting wheel would make quick work of it. The tires would likely rub on at least the front valance and fixed running boards, so trimming would be in order.
     
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    3/2 lift . bfg 35's. No rub issues. 1500486769417-454811026.jpg
     

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