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2003 Ford F150 4WD - Skyjacking The '03 F-150 4x4

Posted in How To on March 4, 2008
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Contributors: Jough Schmall

Due to its style, comfort, performance, and abundance of available aftermarket accessories, the Ford F-150 has always been a popular choice among pickup owners. Ford truck enthusiasts know this truck inside and out and have always had a very personal relationship with their vehicles. It is their reliable daily driver and their play-time vehicle as well. In 1997, after decades of twin I-beam suspension, the F-150 4x4 transitioned into A-arm and torsion-bar front suspension. The rear suspension design remained the same with a solid axle and leaf spring on top of it. This particular body style ran all the way until 2003 and included the '04 Heritage.

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Skyjacker provides drop brackets for the factory brake-line brackets to compensate for the kit.

When another vehicle hit the front end of this '03 Ford F-150 4WD, the truck was in need of some serious work. And since the truck was going into the shop anyway, why not use this opportunity for a revival? Hoping for a bigger and badder look for his truck, the owner turned to Skyjacker for a bolt-on 6-inch suspension lift - no cutting, welding, or grinding. This kit is completely reversible and can be put back to stock if needed, which is a real plus if you own a lease truck that you want a few inches taller and will need to return to stock.

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To comply with the added height, the owner needed new tires and opted for an aggressive set of 35x12.50R20 Mickey Thompson ATZs complete with 20-inch American Eagle Alloy chrome wheels. It's not a wheel size that we would've picked, but hey, to each his own.

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We stopped by for a quick look at what the guys at Rick's Pro Truck in Jackson, Mississippi, were up to and to see how things were progressing. We were able to bang out a few shots and show you another option to up your F-150.

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Skyjacker Suspensions
West Monroe, LA 71294
American Eagle Wheel Corp.
Rick's Pro-Truck

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