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lift kit question

I have an 02 cc sb thats bone stock i have been thinking about lifting it up maybe 4 inches i have 373 s in the rears and its a auto trans what are some good kits that are out there that will give me a good ride an that i can still tow 10,000 pounds with out an issue also what size tires can i run with my 373s that wont kill my mileage and wont make my truck a dog ?
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Icon, stick with a block lift in the rear, consider traction bars, and 35's are as big as I want to go before looking into gears

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i agree... 35's would be the max before having to change gears....

depending on how much you want to spend there are a lot of diff lift kit companies and diff versions of each kit... if you tell me what your price range just for the lift kit is i can let you know what kit falls in that range...

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how come stick with a block lift in the rear i thought that springs are always better to go with i would like to spend around 1500 on a lift and i dont want any junk is there anything out there in that price range
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Icon is in that price range and sticking with blocks will keep the factory rear leafs and overload springs, if you have them, and would be better for towing. You could do lift leafs in the rear as well, the kit is available in both forms, and add airbags for towing.

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if i do go with the icon kit an use blocks in the rear am i going to have to worry about axel wrap with the block s or i see they make a 4inch hanger kit is that a better option?
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Carrier bearing drop bracket is a must and I would consider traction bars. I'm as familiar with drop bracket lift for the front I personally like spring lift

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besides icon does any one else make a good kit ?
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I really am not sure for the best ride quality maybe rough country I'm not sure though

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