The 6 inch Fabtech and the 5 inch RCD lifts probably are the two best lifts for the 97-03 F-150's. Both will allow you to fit 35 inch tires (35x12.50, 315/75-16 or 315/70-17) on a 10 inch wide rim. Suspension lifts for late model independant front suspension trucks can be pretty complicated. I wouldn't advise trying it yourself unless you find someone with experience to help you.
2005 Expy, 305/45-22 Falkens on 22x9.5 Eagle 026s.
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2" lift, 33" BFG AT KO's on 17x9 Eagle 197s.
2012 Ram 2500 crewcab diesel. 5" RCX lift, 355/60-20 Nitto Terra Grapplers on 20x9 KMC XD Spys.