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Old 09-24-2010, 01:51 PM
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Ok. I searched through what had to have been 14 pages of threads.I know I've seen before but I couldn't find the "8 to 10 lift" thread. There was 2 of them.

Anyways I am looking to do the same. I currently have an 8" lift on my 2005 CCLB f250. I am unsure of the brand however. I looked for parr numbers and such but vould not find any. I will take some pics and maybe you guys can help figure that out too...It almost looks like a BDS kit but I don't know.

The rear appears to have about 4" of blocks in the back to make the 8". When I bought the truck I thought the rear sat slightly higher. I looked into getting a 1" coil spacer but figured if I'm gonna go up nights well go UP! So I am thinking of going with a 2.5 leveling kit in the front and then for the rear I have been looking at PMF traction blocks. I already have traction bars on the truck but I really like the idea of OUO and PMF traction bars integrated into te block itself. PMF appeals more to me more with the pricing. So I am looking at the 6" traction blocks which is what I believe I'd need since the current blocks measure 4". As for the front I was just thinking to add a leveling kit to get me up the 2 1/2" or so that would level me out.

What else am I going to need to do to achieve this all at once. From what I have read I will be looking at about 1/2" of shim in the carrier bearing and with the track arm how much more adjustment are you guys going out? Last thing is shocks? Am I going to need to replace my shocks with longer ones?

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:08 PM
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You wont be disappointed with PMF traction blocks....Thats the best thing I bought for my truck.Night and day difference
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:37 AM
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So I have read. I am ready to do this. TTT
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:10 PM
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I went from 8" to 10", there are some things that you need to consider. You will need a longer track bar, which I got the icon adjustable which is good to 10" lift. Also, your radius arms will need to be extended or your front axle will be pulled back. The only problem with this is your front coils will bow considerably, and it won't ride as well. Steering will be another fact as the angles will increase, and I'd recommend cross-over steering. Also the front drive shaft can become in contact with your transmission cross member, so you might need an aftermarket. Also you might need a re-indexing ring for the transfer case. If you are going up in the rear, I'd strongly recommend new leaf springs at least 8" lift, throwing a ton of blocks in the rear makes for a terrible ride. Your shocks, although capable if they were made for a 8" lift, tend to get blown when you over extended them. You already mentioned the rear carrier bearing drop. Let me know how everything works out for you.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:32 AM
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Wow I didn't think I'd have to replace that much stuff for 2 inches. How could i tell if id have enough adjustment in my trackbar now? Like how much adjustment out am i needing for this..

However in the rear I will not be throwing in a whole bunch of blocks. I will be purhasing the precision metal fab traction blocks. Its a single 6" block with a traction bar setup.
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So I finally snapped of some pictures of my current front end setup below. I already know I will be getting the pmf bars for the rear so all I'm worries about is the front end. How do I extend my radius arms? I also noticed a slight bow to my current front springs.The spring bows towards the front of the truck ever so slightly. My truck rides great though.





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Old 10-06-2010, 10:38 AM
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What lift kit are you currently running? If you were to throw 2" spacers in the front without getting longer radius arms, I'm not even sure if those coils would stay in place. Probably wouldn't be safe? You could try and get some drop brackets for your current radius arms, that might work, or buy 10" 4 link radius arms from a vender. As for the track bar in front, I'm not sure if it will reach your drop bracket if you go up 2". I'm no expert, but I was told with my truck that I needed another track bar going up to 10", but maybe that was just a sell tactic. Hopefully someone who knows for sure chimes in here.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:10 PM
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To be honest like I posted above I am unsure of the brand of lift. I purchased the truck with the lift on it. Im actually pretty impressed with the ride quality. In looking at trucks this is one o the few lifted that didn't ride like an old safari bus. The coil front end is an improvement over my 2002 thts for sure. I would like to go up to a 10" lift but if it's gonna be too much work the current 8 will suffice.

After looking at the lift I'm assuming a drop bracket would do the trick. What would be the cause of my currently bowed coils the way the truck sits now?
Also where would I look to find a part number on any of the parts. I crawled around for a good 10 min trying to find any numbers.
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