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Old 03-19-2012, 04:30 PM
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So I did a 3" shackle about a year ago, seemed fine. Now I want to add the
3" hanger up front, simple calculation says I will need 3" for the rear. I know these trucks come with a 3 5/8 block factory so running a 6 5/8 block seems pretty jippo?! or is it acceptable? Also what will be necesary for the front, brake lines, shocks, anything else? I am trying to clear 40x15.5r22 wheels and have the cut outs... Thanks for the help.
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So I did a 3" shackle about a year ago, seemed fine. Now I want to add the
3" hanger up front, simple calculation says I will need 3" for the rear. I know these trucks come with a 3 5/8 block factory so running a 6 5/8 block seems pretty jippo?! or is it acceptable? Also what will be necesary for the front, brake lines, shocks, anything else? I am trying to clear 40x15.5r22 wheels and have the cut outs... Thanks for the help.
a new block or add a leaf or springs. with that tall of a block i would suggest traction bars or you stand a good chance of bllts stretching and tearing stuff up. (read some of the other links below) an add a leaf will get you around 2" and new shocks all the way around, drop pitman arm. idk what it'll do to the caster sure someone will chime in and tell you i would assume it would be off after that.
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So I did a 3" shackle about a year ago, seemed fine. Now I want to add the
3" hanger up front, simple calculation says I will need 3" for the rear. I know these trucks come with a 3 5/8 block factory so running a 6 5/8 block seems pretty jippo?! or is it acceptable? Also what will be necesary for the front, brake lines, shocks, anything else? I am trying to clear 40x15.5r22 wheels and have the cut outs... Thanks for the help.
I think a block almost 7" high is not acceptable, that is also imo. You will need new shocks all around. You will need longer brake lines. Drop pittman arm and maybe an adjustable trac bar if your angles are out of wack. You might wanna look into a stabalizer shock setup if you plan on running 40s..

Also I see your leaf sprung in the front end. You will need some serious backspacing AND wheel spacers or else those wide tires are going to rub against your leaf springs..
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:46 PM
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Am I going to fit these with 6" front and 3" rear with cutouts? Thinking rear springs would be best, 7" lift springs should delete that block and get me level I'm thinking. They came off an 04 wich would be a coil sprung truck? So I guess I will need the spacers depending on offset?
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