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Need help with lift!

hey guys. i have a crew cab regular bed FX4 that i am wanting to get lifted very soon. i am looking at the rize 8" kit. however my problem is that i am having a hard time deciding if i want to stretch it out to a 10" like Pahrump did. i know i want to run at least 38"x15.5" Toyo MT's, if not possibly 40's. this setup will be used for some occasional towing but a lot of heavy off roading. my questions are, if i do end up stretching the rize out to a 10" how would i go about that? (front and rear) is just the coil spring and single shock enough or is it actually worth it to go to the dual shock? also are the rize traction bars good? cuz im hearing a lot about the ORU ones.

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you can just put a coil spacer in there (leveling kit) will clear 40 thats what i had on mine now i have 38s same lift
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Only traction bars I would use are Rizes. Your saying that you will off road alot..just what kind..fire roads or? FYI rocks+SD's+big lifts and tires= $$$$$$$ on repairs
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Need to know what style of heavy off-raoding your planning to do.


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The ORU traction blocks like Pahrump's truck has are very nice and are great for towing b/c you keep the factory springs but there pricey

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im sorry to have said heavy off roading. idk if what i am doing would be considered like that. but every few weeks im out in the sand (dunes and whoops and whatnot), but now and then i will also be doing dirt roads rocks and hill climbs. i do as much camping as possible and love to have fun with my truck when i do.

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you can just put a coil spacer in there (leveling kit) will clear 40 thats what i had on mine now i have 38s same lift
would i need to get longer shocks for the front? also what about the rear? would it stay at the 8" and if so how level does the truck sit?

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If you lift it more than 2"...you'll definitely need new shocks
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would i need to get longer shocks for the front? also what about the rear? would it stay at the 8" and if so how level does the truck sit?
The only people that make a 10" spring is Superlift...so use a spacer...either on top or under the spring....I have used both and kinda like the one that goes under the spring, and this is the way my Fabtech 10" spring set came...8" spring, and 2" spacer for under the spring.

You can get the 2" under spring spacers and new bolts to install them off Ebay a guy named Jason from Newton Lifts...hes super cool and easy to deal with...puts out nice stuff..solid billet.

You will probably need new shocks...cause most the time they shocks they sell you for an 8" lift are for a 6-8 to at 10" they would be maxed...if you have not bought shocks yet then buy them for a 10" and they will work perfect for the 8" as well.

One other thing you might need is an adjustable track bar to center the axle...the RIZE 8" kit will drop the bar down and have the axle centered with the 8" but after you bump it 2" it will move it over towards the driver side some....maybe not enough to matter...on mine I needed an adjustable track bar..bought the ICOM for less than $200 from caryt, a vendor here..its a super nice part.

In the rear you can go a few routes....the RIZE spring pack and a bigger block....a BIG block....my favorite...cause IMO you need traction bars at that height anyhow...AND I USE my truck every day towing and hauling heavy loads....so I like the factory capacity..get the OUO Traction Blocks...if you go 10" in the front, then order the 10" OUO setup with a 5* angle and take out your factory block...this will have you sitting very much level.



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