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Advice on lifting my truck

i have an 03 crew cab 4x4 and I'm wanting to lift it. I'm wanting to just add blocks and of coarse longer u bolts. i would like to go 6-8 inches so I'm wondering how big i can go without having to lengthen anything else. And how big of blocks are too big and a bad idea. thanks Kyle
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6 you can do blocks. 8 you have to go with springs.
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Oh, you have to go with springs in the front. Blocks aren't allowed up there. Best bet is to buy a kit. You can get 6" for under a grand.
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you can get roughly 4-5 from a rear shackle flip, run a small block, and BE VERY SAFE. if you run blocks, get a good fabbed block that incorparates the total lift with a bumpstop pad made into, DO NOT STACK BLOCKS, or even use blocks for that matter. jmo

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i have an 03 crew cab 4x4 and I'm wanting to lift it. I'm wanting to just add blocks and of coarse longer u bolts. i would like to go 6-8 inches so I'm wondering how big i can go without having to lengthen anything else. And how big of blocks are too big and a bad idea. thanks Kyle
Do some searching man, you can't toss together a poor suspension and expect it to ride well.

You could do a PMF traction block with your stock springs in the rear, that can give you 6".

For the front you could flip the shackle or else just replace the front springs with 6" leaf springs. Then you would have your 6" lift. You also will need drop pitman arm, drop tracbar bracket, new shocks.

I'm running an 8" and I have new shocks, springs all around, extended front driveshaft, extended brake lines, icon trac bar and drop bracket, drop pitman arm and rear drive shaft carrier is shimmed down

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This is the first I've heard about the shackle flip..is this something I do with the stock shackles or the drop shackles that I just found made by Sky? This is my first ford I'm used to coils with the dodges. Thanks
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This is the first I've heard about the shackle flip..is this something I do with the stock shackles or the drop shackles that I just found made by Sky? This is my first ford I'm used to coils with the dodges. Thanks
Sorry man I ment to say extended shackles up front. Sky is a good company I got some of there parts in my front end.

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Check BDS or Rough Country. They both have nice 6" kits very reasonably priced. That way you don't have to search around for mix and match parts that will end up costing you more in the long run.
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Stay away from Rough Country.. Low quality product IMO.

BDS is a different story they have quality work.

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Alright man thanks for the help
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