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axle 1 inch forward...

i just had the 2 inch leveling shackles put on my truck.. it looks nice i have a ranchhand front bumber and i realize if i push my axle forward 1 inch ill be able to almost clear 2 inch bigger tires..??? anyone done this i have a 1 inch thick block that relocates teh axle 1 or 1.5 inche forward so that would bring my total lift upfront to 3 inches would i have any steering probles with that much up front??? and if i move my axle forward an inch will my stock driveshaft still work??? any ideas guys

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yes, the front driveshaft will still work. A 3" lift is still relatively small, I wouldn't see any issues with the steering.


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what about traction bar?? isnt that normmaly the first thing you have to replace when going up?

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I have been told and found for my self that you can go up 3 inches and not have to mess witht the trac bar. Any more and then you will probably have to. Just my 2cents
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Wrong..3" will need a adj track bar and longer sway bar links..what size tires are you trying to run?
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while you CAN do it, the axle will be offset to one side fairly noticably-Truck will not track right. Swaybar won't articulate properly. You CAN drink and drive, doesn't make it right.

That sounded a little harsh.

Yes, you need a trak bar drop bracket, and a drop pitman arm to maintain correct steering geometry. Very likely longer shocks as well.

Good luck, lift kits are always....JUST A LITTLE MORE! My 99 started at a 6.5, then 8.5, and finally 12/10 (front/rear). Every time I needed tires I'd buy one size larger-lol.


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ya im doing bushwacker fender cut outs and 37's with 2 inch leving kit lol but ya i tried thaving the head mechanic put the longer shackles on from tires tire discounters but the guy couldnt get the leafesprings to go onto the longer shackls?? any one have this issue or did it themselfs.. if i wasnt home for r&r from afghainstan id just do this myself i dont understand why he had such a hard time???

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