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6" lift right for me?

as many of you guys have seen, ive been debating which lift i want for awhile and every time i think i know what i want, i second guess it again.

so im looking at a 6" superlift with radius arm drops, and rear blocks.

im wondering if there is any problems using that big of rear blocks? i mean, thats kinda tall?

who here has 6" kits on a 05-07, and can you express your opinions, and thoughts on them
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So it'll be 6" in the front and 4" in the rear (this levels the truck) Correct?
Your rear stock blocks will be replaced with the new 4" lift ones, and with as much trq as these powerstrokes put out I'd guess you'll have a little too much axle-wrap. You may want to look into the add-a-leaf option to stiffen up the rear a little, rather than all block...

Another route would be some ladder bars, those'll keep the axle from wrappin' up

EDIT: I forgot to note that I use to have a '94 with 6" Superlift, 4" blocks in the rear. There was A LOT of axle-wrap. This takes away from your take-off speed big time, then you can feel it bounce back. Weird sensation, lol

Anyhow, it never broken anything, I was lucky. But it WILL wear out the driveline joint(s), and could potentially cause other problems. I eventually wanted more lift, so I went with Skyjacker 8" up front and full 6" leaf springs in the rear. WORLD OF DIFFERENCE! Absolutely no axle wrap!

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so now if i went with a leaf spring replacement lift, would i have a problem with axle wrap?
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yup, you would still need something to help with that. It should not be too much of an issue until you really get on it, or hook up to something, or go off roading. There are several people who have made their own on here as well.

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but would rear leaf spring have less axle wrap then 2 tall blocks?
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I am not a 100%, but I would think it would be about the same. Because you are going the same distance in the air...ya know what I mean.

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but the leaf spring at the same time is alot solid, and you dont have a block in there spacing it, that has some movement.

im wondering how bad axle wrap would be with the 4" lift, which only adds 2.5" to the rear.
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But you stil have the distance issue. From what I have heard, if you are looking at going taller, people want 2 more inches after they do a 4". I am no expert, so you may want to wait until someone who knows a little more about it shows up.

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But you stil have the distance issue. From what I have heard, if you are looking at going taller, people want 2 more inches after they do a 4". I am no expert, so you may want to wait until someone who knows a little more about it shows up.
i would go with the 6" and get some trac bars... thatll take care of the axle wrap... im going 4" on my truck but if i didnt have to use my truck for work i would def go at least 6"... do what you want right now because youll regret it later
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What is "axle wrap"?

How do you know if you have the "block" or "spring" lift or combination?

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