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Old 05-26-2010, 05:50 AM
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What do I need to go from 6" to 8"?

I have been toying with the idea of going to 8" and getting some wheels and then when I need tires getting 38-15.50's. Would it be a major deal just going up two more inches? I am already an inch high in the back so I should be able to just get longer u-bolts and another inch block in the back. Would the front just need a coil spring spacer? I'm guessing I would probably need an adjustable trac bar. Would I need new shocks? I have the es9000 that come with my truck which suck anyways and I've been wanting Bislteins but I haven't seen bilsteins for an 8" just a 6". Also what offset and width wheels is everyone running in a 20" wheel for the 38-15.50's?
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When I read your title, I thought maybe you could use a pump or get some of those pills from late night TV...

You might be able to get away with running a 2.5" spacer up front. TXFireman1972 is toying with this idea right now... Also, if you already have a lift block for the rear, pull it out and buy a new one that accommodates the size you want to lift it. Do NOT stack blocks... Oh and you will likely be fine with your current shocks.
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Odds are you will need an adjustable track bar but maybe not...we went up from 6" to 8.5" on my brothers truck and his axle is only slightly off center...his 6" lift shocks worked fine.
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When I read your title, I thought maybe you could use a pump or get some of those pills from late night TV... .
I should have known better!
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