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Old 11-12-2012, 04:54 PM
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Suspension noob here.....questions about lift

I have an 06 crew cab and am looking for a minor lift. The truck already has the airlift airbag system on the rear(there when i bought it). Wanting a 2.5" leveling kit on the front and I want to know can I do a 1" lift on the rear with the bags already there?

Any advice on the best route to go to get what I'm looking for would be awesome.

Thanks guys,

Jeff
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:03 AM
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Yes..just change the rear block. If I can help with parts-level kit just PM me.

Cary
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 AM
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Is your crew cab a 250 or 350? The front is easy! The rear should be too.

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It's a 250. So putting the rear block in shouldn't be any different because I have the air bags? Does it replace the block that's already there? Do I need U bolts?
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Nope the bags don't care...new block and U bolts..you could stack but thats last choice.
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Inexpensive and easy route:
2.5" BMC Spacers
Alignment cams
Shock extenders
whatever size blocks you wanna run
5/8" ubolts

We have the BMC spacers in 1/2" increments aswell as the blocks so we can set the stance exactly how you would like it. If you want/need to replace your shocks there a few different options there aswell. Common upgrades are:
3-link/4-link
Adjustable trackbar
Traction blocks
Replacement coils

All depends on what you want to spend and how much of a difference you want to feel in the truck!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:36 AM
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If you plan on keeping this truck and improving the ride, we would recommend against a spacer and look at things like progressive rate coils, and at least mini packs in the rear (or full leafs), combined with well tuned shock packages.

Like mentioned above, common upgrades above and beyond that would be a track bar, new radius arms, or 4 link conversion, better sway bar links, etc.

If you budget allows; you could purchase the above in a package that best suits your needs!

Hope that helps.

JP
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