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DIY 6" lift kit questions?

I have a place in town that will make springs for a 6" lift on my 02 f250 7.3 4x4 w/ towing package. However I need your help to find the rest of the parts I need. I think that my towing package puts 3.5" blocks under the rear. If I have them make the springs for the 6" lift where can I get the rest of the pieces? What all is needed? I know I need shocks and pitman arm and can find them readily but where to find the C/A extensions, rear blocks/bolts ( do I stack them?), etc. Do I need a rear add-a-leaf? Also, I have a single driveshaft.
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im not sure what you mean by c/a extensions but you will need the following:

drop pitman arm
trac bar bracket (or adjustable trac bar)
longer sway bar endlinks
shocks
longer flex hoses for the brakes (or bend the metal tabs for the front ones)
u bolts, nuts and washers for u bolts
possibly different rear blocks depending on what they want

you can buy any of the above from 4wheelparts.com and maybe from national tire and wheel at ntwonline.com. hope this helps

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Unless they are a spring manufacture I wouldn't let a std spring shop make lift springs..usually they just take stock leafs and put them in a press and make multiple bends to get more arch.
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Unless they are a spring manufacture I wouldn't let a std spring shop make lift springs..usually they just take stock leafs and put them in a press and make multiple bends to get more arch.

The springs are coming from ST. Louis spring company, so Im good to go there.
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One way to find out most of the parts you will need is to research some standard lifts and see what all they include and what they recommend you purchase extra. Of course hardly any lifts are all inclusive but it will get you pointed in the right direction. One thing to remember is that with a lift, axle wrap becomes more of an issue so you may want to consider some traction bars too. Just depends on what you plan to do with it.

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