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Old 05-19-2013, 11:24 AM
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Stretching a 6" lift up to a 10" lift?????

I have a 6" ProComp lift on my 2004 4WD PSD F-250 currently but want to stretch it to an 8-10" lift(I would really like to get it to the 10" mark). What problems would I run into by just putting some four inch blocks in the rear with a 4 inch "leveling kit" under the front leaf springs?

-Would I need to drop the carrier bearing(If so, how much?) or lengthen the driveshaft?
-Is a leveling kit in the front to boost suspension even safe?
-Will I need a new pitman arm?

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:48 PM
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If by 4" leveling kit you mean shackle/hanger relocation kit, then it will be fine.

How is your rear lifted? Are you using the Pro-Comp 23311 spring with your OEM block? If so, then a 4" block would work. Although a 6" solid block would be a better idea, stacking blocks isn't the best idea ever thrust upon us. This would be a good time to get a 6 inch traction bar mount block from PMF. Fabricated Unitized Floating Traction Block

Unless you rotate the carrier bearing to maintain a straight line from the axle to the transfer case, you are only going to accelerate the bearing wear. I like this part for that application. Adjustable Center Carrier Bearing Drop Bracket

You are going to need longer front and rear drive shafts at 10" of lift, especially if you intend to go wheeling.

As far as steering goes: Crossover Steering Kit

It all adds up quick, doesn't it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:13 PM
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If by 4" leveling kit you mean shackle/hanger relocation kit, then it will be fine.

How is your rear lifted? Are you using the Pro-Comp 23311 spring with your OEM block? If so, then a 4" block would work. Although a 6" solid block would be a better idea, stacking blocks isn't the best idea ever thrust upon us. This would be a good time to get a 6 inch traction bar mount block from PMF. Fabricated Unitized Floating Traction Block

Unless you rotate the carrier bearing to maintain a straight line from the axle to the transfer case, you are only going to accelerate the bearing wear. I like this part for that application. Adjustable Center Carrier Bearing Drop Bracket

You are going to need longer front and rear drive shafts at 10" of lift, especially if you intend to go wheeling.

As far as steering goes: Crossover Steering Kit

It all adds up quick, doesn't it.
Wow! It adds up incredibly fast! I appreciate your response and knowledge of this topic. I will certainly use it in the near future. I was completely unaware of all the extra stuff I would need to make it happen haha.
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I would probably use different products then mentioned above but the idea is the same. At 8" you are at a height where a lot of these items are not as big of an issue.

Also you are approaching that height where if you actually need to use that front driveshaft you might need a new front trans crossmember and clock your transfer case 20 degrees with an Attitude Performance Clocking Ring. It effectively lowers your t-case so you won't need to make the front driveline longer and the angles are in check.

Then if you have not increased your brake lines for your current lift you will need to this time. Then you are going to have to do some gearing sometime in the future as well. Then shocks will need to be addressed as well.

If you are interested I do have a 12" icon lift with OUO traction bars for sale. Pm me if you are interested.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:21 PM
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@ Layson...I just sent you a PM
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