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Old 09-11-2010, 09:38 PM
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need some suspension help

I bought this truck a week ago, got a great deal, and now I'm trying to figure out what kind of lift kit it has. Currently it has two sets of lifting blocks on the rear, one two inch and one four inch. The front has shackles that are solid mounted and have a tube welded between them and they extend about 6 inches. By all acount I should have a 6 inch lift however, it has 38s and they easily clear the fenders. The front fender height is 48 inches tall at the center of the wheel arch. I'm trying to get rid of this mixed bag of parts lift and go with a four inch without starting completely over. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:55 PM
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sounds like a rsk in the front.someone added the 2in blocks the factory blocks are 4in.pics would help.

must be a sky rsk.they make one in 5.5in
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:08 PM
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I get some pics tomorrow.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:28 AM
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Here are a few pics. You can see that it has five or six inches of measurable lift, I just don't know what type of springs it has. Also the truck is riding on 38s and the suspension is really stiff.
thanks for any insight.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:39 AM
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hard to tell from pic which rsk,looks like f250 block stacked on f350 block.can you get a good pic from the side?it has lift springs in front.maybe block plus add a leaf in rear.probally 4 in kit plus rsk.or a 3in rsk with 6in lift

i know a guy that has a f350 with a 3in rsk and 6 in lift it sits about like yours he has 38's also

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:50 PM
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I was leaning toward an rsk 5in and a set of 4in spring up front. I don't know what's going on in the rear. It looks like the two blocks you mention and also maybe 2in springs. I'm thinking just keep the rsk up front and swap out to factory leafs, and in the rear just take out the 4in block. Slap some shorter shocks on her and call it day. Also, do you need to lengthen the front shaft for a 4in lift? The guy I bought the truck from didn't even have the front shaft hooked up.
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rsk no,4in lift no.the rsk plus 4in lift yes,6in lift yes.(driveshaft)

you could pull the springs off front,leave rsk.take 2in blocks out of rear and see how it looks.

if you pull springs you could replace them with x-code sd springs,will ride better and then get new shocks,install driveshaft and be good.....pm or call caryt on here he is a vendor/supporter and can get you everything you need,you will want to get the springs local unless you want to pay shipping from nv.you will need to keep the extended brake lines,dropped pitman arm,track bar drop bracket
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
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Good deal, thanks you for the info. Now I can get this truck squared away.
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no problem glad i could help.take a lil work,but you'll get there.quite a few knowledgeable people around here.truck looks pretty good
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If you want to get a much better ride quality and better steering we can help you put SD springs on and get you crossover steering with a new longer adj track bar.

Cary
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