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Old 09-21-2009, 07:57 PM
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More lift to clear 37's

Well I went camping and got another flat tire last weekend. Got a nice slit in the tread area. I need new tires soon, so Im probably just going to get new ones instead of trying to fix this tire. Currently have 35" BFG KM2 with what I believe is a 4" inch lift. The front end sits a little lower than the rear so I was thinking of leveling out the truck and running some 37's. And possibly trimming the inner fender liner as well. Its a 2001 so I have leaf springs up front. What are the best options to get another inch or two out of the front? Im thinking of getting the 37x12.5x18 pro comp extreme all terrains. I just measured my wheels and I think I have about 4.5" of backspacing.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:24 PM
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Any ideas or suggestions? I want to decide this week since pro-comps are buy 3 get 1 free until end of this month.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:22 AM
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How about a mini spring pack in the front, or a spring hanger kit, with some larger blocks and or springs in the back.
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With a DR 4.5" hanger kit and X-springs (good for about an inch or so) giving me 5.5" - 6" of lift, I get some rubbing with my 37"s when turning into a driveway and such. This after I have shimmed the bumper out an inch or so, trimmed the valence and pulled back the inner fender liner. I have a 2" mini spring kit that I will add when I get some time. This should eliminate all the rubbing.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:20 AM
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Yea I was thinking about a spring kit for the front or a hanger kit. could I just put blocks up front? As of not I just have springs up front.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:33 AM
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I'll be the 1st to say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to blocks up front!!! Never do this. Most likely illegal as well. Use the mini spring pack. It's the cheapest way to get a small lift up front. Here is the kit I used Link

You may also need to consider longer shocks, track bar bracket, Pitman arm etc. depending on what you have now.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:54 PM
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I'll be the 1st to say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to blocks up front!!! Never do this. Most likely illegal as well. Use the mini spring pack. It's the cheapest way to get a small lift up front. Here is the kit I used Link

You may also need to consider longer shocks, track bar bracket, Pitman arm etc. depending on what you have now.
Ok thats what I needed to know, I didn't think blocks sounded right up front.
How hard is the install on shackle kit or mini spring pack? And how do I know if I need track bar bracket, Pitman arm, ect?
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:03 PM
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I went and got prices for 35x12.5x18 procomp extreme AT today and the best price I found was a little less than $1200 with a tire warranty, at discount tire. So it would probably be another 150 to 200 for 37's and another 200 at least for some more lift.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:07 PM
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How can I tell if the front it lifted? I've looked at the springs and its a 3 spring pack with ford stamped on them. Any chance front it not lifted with my current 35's?
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:29 PM
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Any ideas here guys? I need to decide if Im going to get 35's or 37's in the next few days since pro-comps buy 3 get 1 free deal ends the 30th.
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