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8" lift wanting to go to a 10"-12"

Hey guys so ive got a 8" lift running 38 1550 and they was rubbing on leaf when id turn hard so i installed wheel spacers and solved that problem now im wanting to try some michelin xl 14.5 R20 so im wondering what size lift is it going to take to make this work and if i can just add to my already 8" lift. Thanks

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8" procomp 37" M16 Swampers 18x9 xd monsters, MOOG everything BILSTEIN SHOCKS BILSTEIN DUAL STEERING STABILIZER COOLANT FILTRATION, 203 stat 08' mirrors
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We need to know more information. What all is your current lift comprised of? Also, if you need a source for 14.5R20's I have 3 sets currently that are 90%-new condition.

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Well not totally sure because it was already installed when i bought the truck but from what i can tell it just looks like larger leafs in front and big blocks in the back. Im currently deployed but im looking to have stuff lined out for when im back but how much do you want for them

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$1k per set of 4. Without knowing what your lift consists of, its difficult to help.

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My 14.5x34.5 Toyos rubbed the bumper some, so I put a 1.5" spacer between the frame and bumper. Took care of the rub AND gave me enough room to access the front leaf spring bolts when I took out the hanger/add-a-leaf for a Pro-Comp spring lift. It worked out pretty well because it moved the bumper from one mold line to the other.

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Do you have both a suspension lift kit and a body? Or both?
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Suspension only, body lifts went out with communism and big hair in the 90s.

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Probably need some larger hangers in the front. could go with larger blocks with traction bars in the rear. Or just some larger springs depending on if you have 6" or 8" springs. You would also be better off going with an Icon crossover steering kit/box kit. Otherwise it will be a ***** to turn. Probably a attitude performance clocking ring for your transfer case that way you can still use your front driveline. Then a new transmission cross member. Most likely a longer rear driveline if you go to 12". A definite Regear as well!! Do you have longer stainless brake lines?

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