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Adding lift height question

I bought my truck about a year and a half ago used and it came with a 6" lift on it. I believe this to be the lift that was installed on it....

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Could never quite figure it out. Anyways I'd like to add an inch or two to the lift to clear bigger tires down the road. Not looking to buy a whole new lift or get into anything pricey, just add a little more to my existing one. I don't know much about suspension lifts so i could use any and all advice.

I was thinking either 1" blocks

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Or 1" add-a-leafs.

Can this be done? Or are these products meant for trucks on stock height, no lift?

If it can be done which is the best route?

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I would recommend RCD 2" hangers and shackles up front.

In the rear you'll either want to go with the Icon 5" rear springs and smaller blocks or an OUO Traction Block setup.

And you'll also need new shocks at all four corners.


Let me know if you have any questions.
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I would recommend RCD 2" hangers and shackles up front.

In the rear you'll either want to go with the Icon 5" rear springs and smaller blocks or an OUO Traction Block setup.

And you'll also need new shocks at all four corners.


Let me know if you have any questions.
Let's say....hypothetically of course....i don't know what half of that stuff you just said is.

So from what i understood, I'll need 4 new shocks, new leaf springs in the back, and two inch blocks all around? Making a total of 7" of lift correct? Would i use the same process to obtain 8" of lift?

Also, my truck lifted now doesn't appear to be level to me, would doing this level it out? It's like it sits 1" lower up front.

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The Hanger and shackle are what secure the leaf springs to the frame.
These would be for the front only, on top of your 6" springs that you have now..... giving you a 8" lift.


In the rear you'd do the 5" rear springs, with a F-350 (approx 3 5/8") blocks in the rear.

That would give you a fairly level stance.
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I thought U-Bolts secure the leafs to the frame

And so in total, I'd need 2" hangar/shackle up front, new 5" rear leaf springs, and a 3" block in the rear? Would i need to do anything else such as extend brake lines or anything like that?

After all this is said and done, left over I'd have my current 6" rear leaf springs, and the 6" blocks it's sitting on now in the rear right?

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The U-bolts secure the leaf springs to the axles.


You can get extended length SS lines. Or you can relocate the stock lines.

If you have a 6" block in the rear right now then you would have stock springs in the rear right now.

If you had aftermarket springs with a smaller block, you could just go to a larger block as long as you don't go over 6" block total.

In the front, blocks aren't used as they are dangerous and illegal in many areas.

At the 8" lift height it is recommended to have your front driveshaft lengthened. Prevents from getting vibrations in 4x4 due to insufficient spline engagement.
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