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post #1 of 13 Old 09-15-2009, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Leveled isn't enough

I think I've decided that I should have gotten a 4" lift instead of a leveling kit Anyway, my question is, what can I add to what I have to make it a 4" lift?

Edit: I guess it would help to tell you that my leveling kit consisted of front replacement springs and new shocks....

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in my experiences... a 4" lift.

or a body lift, but that's a lesser option.

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in my experiences... a 4" lift.

or a body lift, but that's a lesser option.
A body lift is out of the question. I guess what I'm asking is can I throw some blocks out back and a hanger kit on the front? Tell me of your experiences so I know what I'm getting myself into.....

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I would add a spring hanger kit to level the front out.

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I would add a spring hanger kit to level the front out.
It's already leveled, I just want a little more

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my experiences are all with jeeps as I used to work at a jeep dealership. guys go from a 2" up to a 6 or something. Those being coils etc is a bit different. They always needed longer shocks.

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my experiences are all with jeeps as I used to work at a jeep dealership. guys go from a 2" up to a 6 or something. Those being coils etc is a bit different. They always needed longer shocks.
That's another thing, I wonder if my shocks are long enough

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Front:
2" hanger and shackle,
Front Box kit (trac bar bracket, pitman arm, etc...)
Bumpstop spacers
Shocks

Rear:
Blocks
u-bolts
Shocks.


The shocks will depend on what ones you currently have. I know with Bilsteins it would be different as they have a 1-3" shock and then a 3-6" lift shock.
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I thought you said it was leveled with new springs? My old truck had 2inch springs on it. I then added a pro comp spring hanger kit for a total of 4 inches of lift.

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Front:
2" hanger and shackle,
Front Box kit (trac bar bracket, pitman arm, etc...)
Bumpstop spacers
Shocks

Rear:
Blocks
u-bolts
Shocks.


The shocks will depend on what ones you currently have. I know with Bilsteins it would be different as they have a 1-3" shock and then a 3-6" lift shock.
Thanks DC, you answered the question that I forgot to ask So, it's ok to add a hanger and shackle kit to what I have? It's not gonna have anything out of whack or at any funky angles?

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