Originally Posted by ididntdoit5150
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.
Any other questions feel free to ask.