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Old July 14th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #1
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I am officially in the planning process of building my first mud truck. I would like to have a good idea on what I'm putting into this truck before I start off. Right now, I'm looking at putting together an F250 with 9-10 inches of lift, not sure on coilover/4-link or springs. Considering 36" tires with 4.56-5.29 gears. Dana 44 front axle and Dana 60 rear axle. Already have a variety from 351w to 460ci motors sitting in the shop... just to decide on which to use. And can't forget the C6 tranny with the NP205 t-case. This truck will be running more two-tracks with good size mud/water holes. I'm just looking for advice from those with experience on how to really go about this build. Any critiques in the listed parts or just extra things to throw in would be great! thanks.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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I'm not a mud guy, but 9-10 inches of lift and 36" tires would look goofy. Most people who put a 2" leveling kit on an F250 can fit 35" tires with very minor trimming.

Are you looking to run a particular tire size? Do you want to go bigger than 36"s?
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x2 on 9-10" of lift- I'm guessing by your drivetrain/motor choices that it's a pre-superduty F350? those trucks don't really need a ton of lift to fit a decent size tire.
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my 93 fit 36s with no lift, with a 6" lift it easily cleared 42s with room to spare.

My suggestion if running mostly two tracks would be to leave it as low as possible to clear the tries you want to run
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