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5 Things to know Before Buying A Lifted Truck

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If you are going to buy or build a lifted truck you need to watch this video! Today we cover 5 things you need to know before buying a lifted Truck! As we drive the SCA Performance Apex, we show you the difference in a stock F-150 versus a lifted F150. The first thing you need to remember is that when you lift a Ford F-150 you will need to retorque the suspension after about 5,000 miles. 5 things to know before buying a lifted truck PART TWO - https://youtu.be/28a1nMj6tFw Follow me on Instagram! - http://www.Instagram.com/MitchellSWatts Custom Truck Inventory - http://www.alabamaford.com/custom-vehicles.htm Follow Town & Country - http://www.Instagram.com/AlabamaFord Check out our merch! - https://town-country-ford.myshopify.com/discount/Youtube Video Gear We Use… 4K Camera - Panasonic GH5 - http://amzn.to/2pODDzb Panasonic Lens - http://amzn.to/2ra3JAN 4k Camera - DJI Osmo - http://amzn.to/2mFwEex 4K Action Camera - GoPro Hero 5 - http://amzn.to/2nlNqfP Drone - DJI Mavic Pro - http://amzn.to/2n77cdq Audio Gear We Use… Rode Video Mic Pro - http://amzn.to/2mFAHaJ Rode Link Wireless - http://amzn.to/2mFqxHa GoPro Microphone Adapter - http://amzn.to/2n8vfcB This is Town and Country TV! We are dedicated to showing you videos of all types of cars and trucks. We are a Ford Dealership in Birmingham Alabama, but we will never use this channel to try and sell you a car. We use our knowledge of Ford vehicles to show you great videos of the cars and trucks we get to work with! Make sure to subscribe to our channel! You will be glad you did! Subscribe to our Youtube channel --- http://bit.ly/WgHvlH Visit our Youtube Channel --- http://bit.ly/W7j8GJ Facebook --- http://on.fb.me/11ewgme Website --- http://bit.ly/VYa8UR Twitter --- http://bit.ly/1386a5z Town & Country Ford 5041 Ford Parkway, Bessemer, AL 35022 (205) 491-0000
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crackin' TV (9 days ago)
1st thing you should know, it just screams "i have a small penis"😂
King Neal Krazy MB (12 days ago)
Got damn these shits are expensive, good tips if i get one after the army
ForteSpy Productions (14 days ago)
if i do a 6" lift and install 35's, would a 3.7 gear ratio be okay for me?
Renjith G Nair (16 days ago)
Better get official ford one or ford roush one and get peace of mind. Way better than buying these outside brands.
Cory Klein (19 days ago)
swacker68 (1 month ago)
What about a BDS lift?
Town and Country TV (1 month ago)
We love BDS lifts. We use BDS lifts for our lift trucks. TCcustoms!
Ben Boman (1 month ago)
how comfy is the BFG AT KO2 compared to Nitto ridge grappler? I'm having the 35 Nitto trail grappler and it's ok on the road, but just thinking about more comfortable tire next time.
Ken Brenner (1 month ago)
Good points to consider.
Дядя Федя (1 month ago)
People are dumb, leave it factory or Cool rims 1 inch up is acceptable. I don't see a purpose of lifted truck unless you be doing rock climbing competion, or run over junk vehicles at your local State Fair.
superbirdjunior (1 month ago)
It floods everywhere in Florida so half of the trucks here are lifted
Theli (1 month ago)
Either bald, fatty, and short people gets a lift on his her truck and that's a fact. Oh, and don't forget a long beard and those hunting stickers all over the truck, and yes I do have a truck but I don't have to lift it up to feel tall 6'4" I'm already tall enough...
Joe Sanchez (1 month ago)
How much does it cost to retorque a lifted truck
Town and Country TV (1 month ago)
If you buy it from us, it’s free for life.
Matthew J (2 months ago)
I have a 2017 sport 4x4 and it has the 10 speed tranny.?
Josh (2 months ago)
Has anyone experience people being asshole to you after you got a lifted truck ?? Like random people in parking lots? It never happened when I had a lifted truck in 2005 but things are different now and it seems like people assume im a prick or they are dicks just wondering if anyone else has had this happen?
real truth (2 months ago)
he has his seatbelt on its lower slot not as save when you move it up higher
Joshua Mills (2 months ago)
3.31 gear ratio ok for 6 inch lift and 35 inch tires?
Uptown Gregory (2 months ago)
Thanks. Just got my first p/u and wanting to do a lift.
Nathan B (2 months ago)
BDS lifts are the best.
BizzyB Car M.D. (3 months ago)
The title should be what to look out for when buying a new lifted f150.
Angel F (3 months ago)
I am thinking about getting a lifted truck and watching videos on YouTube all week to get more information to see if it’s a great idea.
Brian dobesh (3 months ago)
Looking at buying 33 inch tires and rims package any suggestions
Boogie2001 (3 months ago)
What about 3.31 gear ration with 3.5 ECO with a 6” kit? Those are the specs on my 18 limited. I wont be doing much towing over 5K and even that will be occasional. Any issues to consider? Great video btw!
Bear (3 months ago)
Any experience with air lift suspension?
Danny T (3 months ago)
Is it every 5000 miles that the lift should be torqued and if not how often should a lift be torqued?
Frank Perez (4 months ago)
I am installing a set of 5100 Bilstein shocks and going with 35x12.5x20 my question is do I need to re gear since I’m not going with an actual lift? 2017 Ford F-150 5.0
Planet Fade (4 months ago)
Frank Perez Not really ...
Frank Mazzaferro (4 months ago)
what about the lifetime of the axles with a 3.5" lift for a 4x4 truck? also what would you recommend for reliability the 3.5" lift or just a regular levelling kit
Frank Mazzaferro (3 months ago)
@sergiu gujumit no answer
sergiu gujumit (3 months ago)
Frank Mazzaferro any answer?
Darwin Nagamine (4 months ago)
Be cause lift suspension don’t need to be touch when you lift your truck
Darwin Nagamine (4 months ago)
You don’t have to torc your lift suspension at all once you get the lift suspension and torc it you don’t need to torc it at all once is on you don’t have to touch or torc anything
James Harris (4 months ago)
I have a 2015 3.5 and I'm looking at at a 4 inch lift and 35s. I have 3.55s and occasionally tow a 20 foot boat. Is it worth the upgrade to 3.73s or 4.10s?
Lawrence Davis (5 months ago)
Gently used V8 or gently used Eco-boost? Having a hard time trying to decide.
Frank John (5 months ago)
That infamous white Ford Bronco
TB SB (5 months ago)
BDS is the lift system you want/need.
GUNRUNNER420 (6 months ago)
It's a fraction of the cost to go ahead and get a fx4 loaded or a platinum and fo get and install your own lift and tires for a fraction of the cost. I bought a 2019 ram long horn Laramie and put a procomp stage 1 ..1600 for lift. 1000 to install . 2k for rims and tires . 4600 out the door compared to financing and 10 to 15000k.. The manufacture of the vehicle by law still have to keep the warranty on the truck! Procomp also has a power train warranty no questions asked !
Stuart N (5 months ago)
not everyone knows about the whole “law” that manufacturers have to follow to keep vehicles under warranty.
RILLA MAN (6 months ago)
That’s good to know. I love lifted trucks, but I rather buy it already done. And since I know I’ll never pull anything, my tires will last a very long time. I love F-150’s.
Steven Walsh (6 months ago)
Also think long and hard (heh) about the type of lift you want. Keep in mind that lifts of certain heights or certian styles of lifts will require other work to be done to the vehicle, or may damage the vehicle if not prepared for properly. some examples: -at least in my experience, lifting above 2.5" without any mechanism for correcting front axle CV angles or upper control arm (UCA) ball joint angles will increase wear and tear and could cause eventual parts failure; this is why 4" and higher lifts usually include differential drop brackets and new steering knuckles, and some 3" lifts will come with improved UCAs -4" and higher lifts with new crossmembers require you to CUT THE TRUCK'S FRAME, i.e. you are stuck with that lift kit unless you can weld your frame back together -you may need to get longer brake lines if you are not comfortable with using the brake line extension brackets (some adjusting of the hard metal lines may be required, which makes me nervous, personally) just a few extra things to think about
Michael Smith (6 months ago)
So just curious, if I wanted to get a job at a dealership, which trade school would you recommend for that?
Porcelain Throne (6 months ago)
Fuel economy is irrelevant if your driving a lifted truck. Lol.
Alan Simmns (7 months ago)
Wish the NTSB would flat out Ban these Trucks! They are too big ,way more than anyone needs , they Scream “ Look at me I’m a Arrogant human who loves taken up way to much space” If was up to me without proof of the absolute need for a vehicle this big , you can’t buy it🤦‍♂️
Porcelain Throne (6 months ago)
@Alan Simmns I live in the country on a decent size property. I tow loads up to 6000#. I also work in a national wildlife refuge. I agree though I see many a large truck sitting in apartment parking lots in the city. And too pretty to be actually work trucks.
Alan Simmns (6 months ago)
Porcelain Throne , I’m curios besides the typical excuse of “ because I wanted one” what do you or other buyers do to justify an absolute need for a truck this big? don’t say I hunt maybe once a year. I’ll bet 90% of these lifted trucks never leave the pavement! A vehicles main purpose is to get you from point A to B,that’s it.. so in theory a oversized vehicle is just Arrogant..
Porcelain Throne (6 months ago)
Glad it's not up to you.
Daniel Hudson (7 months ago)
So your dealership is promoting distracted driving? MMMM, seems legit to me?
Nathan Webb (7 months ago)
Hits a car in front of him... hides camera and deletes video
Jake thequadrunnersnake (7 months ago)
Trucks a great but I’d rather buy a truck like a king ranch or something more high end then lift it and do lift and tires my self I have 2 lifted trucks one being a obs F-150 actually a 1996 lifted 6inches with 20x12 tis wraped In toyo mt. It’s going to be my show truck/weekend driver only thing is it’s not so fast because it has a old reliable 300 i6 5 speed. My other is a 13 F-150 with a 3.5 6 inch lift with 20x10 fuels wrapped in general grabber at2 which I’m switching to toyo soon as I can I don’t care for the generals. Something else that will help the trucks slapping a programmer on Ive got a mbrp exhaust on mine and I’m about to get a programmer too it helps a lot from what I have heard little quicker boost for better take off esp when towing
runnin_man1k (7 months ago)
Rodney Morris (8 months ago)
This was awesome thank you.
Victor Lin (8 months ago)
I think Ford should just add "height" as an option next to bed length and engine choice haha
ViiV Creations (5 months ago)
never will because trucks are usually bought for workers and they already complain about the bed too high to constantly lift crap in and out all day long
benavrahamyitzchak (8 months ago)
The video is right on time. I was planning to do a 2" lift kit on my F150, 2011. It scares me to screw up my truck.
P T (8 months ago)
Spadookie (8 months ago)
Really? Re torque bolts and rims are the first things you mention?
Tim Mackey (9 months ago)
3.5 with 10 speed and 35 in tires. what gears would you recommend if you tow 5000 lbs frequently?
James sammann (6 months ago)
Gas milage sucks I have 6 inch with 35 I get 12 mpg
Humongous Chungus (9 months ago)
I have a 1996 Ford F-150 regular cab I have a 4inch lift on it and it’s wheels I love there fuel vapors
Chris Harris (9 months ago)
Roll Tide love the Bronco
Town and Country TV (9 months ago)
Roll Tide! And Merry Christmas!
Alex & Erika (10 months ago)
I personally thought this was a great video! 👍
MidWesti (10 months ago)
QUESTION: I am looking at a 2016 Silverado 1500 with the v8 6spd. This truck is at a dealership and has a 6inch lift with 35" tires.. how can I tell if it has the correct gears in it? I think this configuration for this truck calls for a 4.11 or even a 4.56 ratio. But how can I tell if the truck has the new gears of the dealership doesn't know? Please reply asap. Thank you
Darryl McKillop (9 months ago)
Run a Vin check? I do believe it should be listed.
MURR DOG (10 months ago)
Not a problem would never purchase another truck from fraud motor cronies again..etc.
George Sawtooth (8 months ago)
You must be a Toyota fangirl.
markos r (10 months ago)
Fuckin Off Road Disaster
xObeyGuz (10 months ago)
Lower offset* pushes the wheel out not higher
Town and Country TV (10 months ago)
You are correct! But when you push the wheel out, you typically have to have a little more lift to clear the same size tire.
UserX (10 months ago)
Better to be geared too low any day of the week. In my opinion there is no such thing. Even stock I prefer 4:10 for the get up and go. Especially in reverse with a manual. It's getting harder to get proper gear ratios with all the EPA mileage demands in modern pickups though. My new Rubicon has 4:10 stock. My new F150 has 3:55. Not horrible!. The 10 speed transmissions though have vastly compensated for the tall gearing. You can always lock out 10th gear and have pretty good pep with 10 speed in sport mode. Drive an Eco Boost 2.7 with 10 speed in Sport mode. You will not believe it.
Henri Nevermind (10 months ago)
Great Information...
Steve Costello (11 months ago)
Fantastic review keep up the good work made everything very clearly understandable
Dustin Clement (11 months ago)
Just to note- “larger offset” doesn’t mean what you think it does. Just something I see a lot in the truck markets. Good video info for newbies though!
DevilsPride666 (11 months ago)
If I lift my truck do I need to buy 5 tires/rims to account for the lift
Mikey Rocks (11 months ago)
What wheels are those on the truck!
Mikey Rocks (11 months ago)
Town and Country TV no I meant the black one same as the one in the thumb nail. 22”s I believe. Thanks for the reply! Awesome vids subbed! New to the truck scene hoping I pickup a few things here and there.
Town and Country TV (11 months ago)
The white truck? If so, those are 20" SCA exclusive wheels
Drew werd (11 months ago)
Dont buy a lifted truck, it wasnt designed for that. Dealers get 300% profit off of that extra and in the end, the owner gets additional unusual wear and repair. Buy an ATV or winch.
Thomas Kinkade (11 months ago)
five things to know before buying a lifted truck 1 Don't 2 Don't 3 Don't 4 Don't 5 Don't
Mak 6 (11 months ago)
The best truck is a stock truck. I have never driven a lifted truck (no matter how good or expensive the lift and wheels are) that actually drives well or at least close to factory. When I was buying my Tundra CrewMax the sales guy was soo annoying with his attempt to add on sales. Kept trying to convince me to buy a lift and wheel package from them. I just told him that if I wanted a truck for heavy off-road I’d just buy a Raptor. As it is, I love my truck for my use. Drives like a caddy in stock form.
Varedz (1 year ago)
I have 2019 F-150 PowerStoke with 4.10 gears over 100hp
stegomon (1 year ago)
I have 3.73 in my bronco II with 31 inch tires......and it is SLOW
lesgreen97 (1 year ago)
What is the overall vehicle height with the 20" wheels, 35" tires, and 6" lift?
Teufel Hunden (9 months ago)
I got this exact kit
Rick Vazquez (1 year ago)
Sorry man. But you got the transmissions wrong. 2017 also has the 10 gear transmission. Not just the 2018.
JR Murillo (1 year ago)
I have 2017 10” lifted on 24x16 and I don’t have any problems jet https://youtu.be/y1McrFg-Ufs
Richy. B00ne (1 year ago)
its actually a negative offset not a "larger", just annotate it in case someone gets confused. Also nice vid ;)
Hey Now (1 year ago)
Lifted by idiots, purchased used by idiots,..who cares
rk3840 (1 year ago)
I thought southern comfort was a drink all this time.
Fayez Sood (1 year ago)
What do you personally recommend as a first new truck under 40k? Thank you.
Chefjjdecker (1 year ago)
Tundra. Your first, and last.
Northwind000 (1 year ago)
I'm not sure why I'm here. Trucks are scary to operate.
Brian Johnson (1 year ago)
Bad advice for lift kits. Not all of the info is accurate. Do your homework
Town and Country TV (1 year ago)
I’m curious... what info was wrong? If I’m wrong, let me know so we can make a follow up video.
OUTLAW - J JAMES (1 year ago)
Wheel diameter has NOTHING to do with offset , it's all about the actual offset measurements based on width , you can get a 22x10 and a 20x10 both with -24 offset same as 20x12 and 22x12 -44 ITS WIDTH NOT DIAMETER ...... and as far as gear ratio goes I have a 2017 ram 2500 on 37s with 4.56 gears and I get 23mpg highway and on stock 3.42 gear i got 17mpg highway because It needed extra fuel to get it moving
Noah T (1 year ago)
1 thing to know before buying a lifted truck: Don’t buy a Ford.
TAJAH WORLD (1 year ago)
I like this guy he know his trucks! ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!
Kuntry King (1 year ago)
Quitajah Colvin RTR!!!
Michael Parsons (1 year ago)
Great video! Question: Do you need to get everything torqued again after a level kit install like you mentioned needing to be done after 5K miles on a lift kit? Also, do you need to have an alignment done after installing a level kit, as recommended after installing a lift kit? Thank you
Ted Snow (1 year ago)
Good Video... very informative!!
biom9 (1 year ago)
Just sold my 06 f150 with 20’s and 34’s. Had both BFG’s and Toyo’s. Toyo’s much better tire. Quieter,mileage, drive ability & especially in south Louisiana much much better in the rain
JDB1978 (1 year ago)
Living out west in the Rockies, if you throw 35' on, better have 4.10 or even a 4.56 if you tow anything.
kuma moore (1 year ago)
Love your presentation, clear and detail - plus ROLL TIDE
scott perry (1 year ago)
Wish you were in Dallas!
Matthew Griffin (1 year ago)
Does this apply to leveling a truck?
Chris Sills (1 year ago)
YouTube and driving!!😂😂😂😂
Carl Bandy (1 year ago)
Super helpful.
Caleb Niederhofer (1 year ago)
I worked at a off-road truck shop , honestly I’m a fan of leveling kits they are easy to remove , install you can easily get one done for 500 with a alignment compared to spending 5k plus on a suspension lift with wheels tires . They maintain factory ride for the most part just my opinion. Lifts these days are all don’t for looks anyways , and never seen see a piece of dirt lol.
Michadr (1 year ago)
What rims are those?
Christian Sulak (1 year ago)
The gear ratio tips are off not to bash the guy but you dont just say yes 3.73 gears because im towing your tire size is huge in this throwing 37s on 3.73 will destroy your ring and pinion . if youre thinking gears look up bleepingjeeps how to select gear ratio
CLINTON KAUTH (1 year ago)
Ford sucks and everyone knows
P T (8 months ago)
Says the guy commenting on a Ford mod video....Pssssht
Ares Reflex (11 months ago)
CLINTON KAUTH yep you're a gay chevy guy or a even more gay dodge guy
Mr0TRANT0 (1 year ago)
35x12.5x20 federal couragias on a 10 f150
JohnnyRebKy (1 year ago)
I learned my lesson years ago. Ball joints wear out all the time. Front ends wear out much faster. After 10 years of driving a truck with 6 inch lift and 35s I was jumping for joy to get back into a factory stock truck!!! Factory drives so much better, lots more power, better gas mileage, no ball joint eating every year.
Hard Working American (8 months ago)
2013 F-150 XLT 4x4 5.0 Leveling kit 305/55r20 20x10 -25mm offset Super 44 exhaust Belongs to my wife 😂😂😂😂😂😂
BlackHawk Services (8 months ago)
UserX (10 months ago)
True everything said. I still like slightly tougher stance and look than stock so 2" leaving kit with Fox shocks/ struts and 33" tires nice compromise. No issues at all compared to real lift.
Taurus (1 year ago)
I want that truck with a 4.11 Gear ratio honestly... screw 3.55 and 3.73
madbear3512 (1 year ago)
If your doing that heavy of lifting and towing go with a f450 not a f150.
itsSaucyJohn (1 year ago)
Would I have to worry about these if I just put a 2 inch leveling kit in the front of a 2015 f150
arethouready (1 year ago)
Southern Comfort and Black Widow packages are all junk gaudy and overpriced on top of that
Lord Odd (1 year ago)
Just bought 3" Lifted dodge ram 1500 hemi 5,7 l V8 in Germany. From a Good Company which documented everything. Runs great. Now big wheels very nice. Greetings. Your Channel helped a lot to find a truck in Germany. Very Good Information From you :)
That_Ford _Guy (1 year ago)
The best lift kit is NO lift kit
GimpGunfighter (1 year ago)
Guys I want to put a 3" lift on my 2005 Toyota Tacoma will I have to do the retorquing if I've only put on a 3" lift or do you only have to do that with the 6? any help will be appreciated!
Victor Rodriguez (1 year ago)
How about general tires?
Duncan Paisley (1 year ago)
Hey Mitchell, What is the offset on a factory F-150 wheel?