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Question 12" to 8" rize lift

Was just wondering, and yes i have done searching on here and google, cant find the answer, can a 12" rize ind lift be lowered to 8" height? If so how can this be accomplished? Kit im looking at has coulovers and rear leafs, would these have to be swapped out or can they be modified? This is for a 2005 6.0 btw.

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the coil over usually is adjustable. but ride quality will vary without a physical spring change. the rear will probably use springs and blocks, there fore having some adjustment by way of swapping to shorter blocks.

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I looked at going from an 8" to 12" Rize at one point and found out that at a minimum I'd need shocks, brake lines, a longer drive shaft, a pitman arm, and new springs or a big block out back. With the exception of the brake lines and possibly the drive shaft, I think you'll need at least the rest to drop down. Needless to say the truck is still at 8".

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I looked at going from an 8" to 12" Rize at one point and found out that at a minimum I'd need shocks, brake lines, a longer drive shaft, a pitman arm, and new springs or a big block out back. With the exception of the brake lines and possibly the drive shaft, I think you'll need at least the rest to drop down. Needless to say the truck is still at 8".
well currently it has a 6" lift. and im looking at buying a used 12". id love to just have it at 12 but tires are outrageous and 8 would be a little more practical. haha but not much.
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well currently it has a 6" lift. and im looking at buying a used 12". id love to just have it at 12 but tires are outrageous and 8 would be a little more practical. haha but not much.
I'm not sure what kit you have now and how much the 12" kit is running you, but I would guess that you could probablt just buy a correct 8" for about the same money.


By the time you buy all of the parts to make it an 8" kit and replace any worn parts since it is used you will have spent more than a decent 8" kit costs.


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