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Question Going from 6 to 8 inch lift.

Is it possible to go from a 6 inch suspension lift to an 8 inch without buying a whole new kit? What would I have to do? I have now decided to keep my lift and go bigger.
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i think you could just put some leveling spacers
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i think you could just put some leveling spacers
Where at?


And if a rim is not "hub centric", can I still put them on my truck which has manual locking hubs?
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Lot more info on your lift, what truck etc. would help...

Yes your rims should fit whether they are hub centric or not
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Lot more info on your lift, what truck etc. would help...

Yes your rims should fit whether they are hub centric or not
oh okay.


Uhm, 2006 f250 with 6 inch procomp 4 link lift.
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Longer coils, swaybar links, adj track bar, taller rear block or springs, brake lines??
Etc.
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Longer coils, swaybar links, adj track bar, taller rear block or springs, brake lines??
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Just looked, the brake lines are fine, I don't have coils on the rear, so can I just get a 6 inch solid block?

As for the front, how can I do that? Can you puta block under the coils in the front or just buy a longer coil?
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Longer front coils..Icon 7" with a TEI spacer, I'd get new Icon 5"rear lift leaf springs not a 6" block
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New springs front and rear. The rest should be good to go. May need new pitman arm and track bar though.


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just add a 2" spacer to the coils. I actually have some from a leveling kit I used on my 6" to get to an 8". They actually replace the rubber isolators at the top of the coils. The stock ones are like 1" thick, these are 3-3.5" thick. here is a pic when I ran them on my coils with a Rough Country 6" 4-link on 6" coils. In the rear I stacked a 5" block with my stock block.


I am now running a Rize 8" 4-link with King Coilovers, so the spacers are available. I have one guy that was interested I will double check with him to make sure he didn't want em if you are interested. I also have the rear blocks as I now am running full 8" rear springs.

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