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Old 10-08-2009, 06:41 PM
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Want to go from 8" to 12"

Currently have an 8", would like to go to a 12" or bigger. I fig i could just add a 4.5" shackle kit, but not sure what else i would need...longer trac bar or pitman arm? I currently dont have a carrier bearing drop kit, im sure i would need one of those as well.

Would this be an ok setup? Is this a common thing to do?

I have also thought about going with OUOs traction bar blocks and getting their 16" conversion up front, but this will prob happen next year sometime after I get back from overseas.

Just need sort of a list of what i'm going to need if you guys can help me out.

thx

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:41 AM
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I'm assuming you have a 99-04 as you mentioned a shackle kit for the front.

To go to 8" to 12.5" up front you'd need:
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 1999-2004 FSD 4.5" Front Spring Hanger Kit - Front Suspension Location - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics Late 1999-2004 FSD 10.5"-12.5" Box Kit - Front Suspension Box Kit - Truck Toyz Store
Icon Vehicle Dynamics Late 1999-2004 FSD Cross-Over Steering Kit - Steering Components - Truck Toyz Store

Of course you'd also need shocks.

For the rear, it depends on what you currently have. You may be able to use a block if you currently have all spring and no block at all. Or the OUO Traction Blocks.
And shocks in the rear as well.

For the front shaft I'd recommend indexing the t-case:
Attitude Performance Indexing Ring - Driveline Accessories - Truck Toyz Store
Custom Transmission Crossmember - Driveline Accessories - Truck Toyz Store

In the rear you'll most likely end up going with a custom two piece driveline with a CV to get ride of the vibrations. We offer these as well.



Of course a complete OUO 12", 14" or 16" is also an option


Let me know if you have any questions.
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thx for the reply....man that added up pretty quick. i think if i'm going to spend that much again, i might as well go with an all new set up.
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