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Well I went camping and got another flat tire last weekend. Got a nice slit in the tread area. I need new tires soon, so Im probably just going to get new ones instead of trying to fix this tire. Currently have 35" BFG KM2 with what I believe is a 4" inch lift. The front end sits a little lower than the rear so I was thinking of leveling out the truck and running some 37's. And possibly trimming the inner fender liner as well. Its a 2001 so I have leaf springs up front. What are the best options to get another inch or two out of the front? Im thinking of getting the 37x12.5x18 pro comp extreme all terrains. I just measured my wheels and I think I have about 4.5" of backspacing.
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Any ideas or suggestions? I want to decide this week since pro-comps are buy 3 get 1 free until end of this month.
 

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With a DR 4.5" hanger kit and X-springs (good for about an inch or so) giving me 5.5" - 6" of lift, I get some rubbing with my 37"s when turning into a driveway and such. This after I have shimmed the bumper out an inch or so, trimmed the valence and pulled back the inner fender liner. I have a 2" mini spring kit that I will add when I get some time. This should eliminate all the rubbing.
 

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Yea I was thinking about a spring kit for the front or a hanger kit. could I just put blocks up front? As of not I just have springs up front.
 

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I'll be the 1st to say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to blocks up front!!! Never do this. Most likely illegal as well. Use the mini spring pack. It's the cheapest way to get a small lift up front. Here is the kit I used Link

You may also need to consider longer shocks, track bar bracket, Pitman arm etc. depending on what you have now.
 

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I'll be the 1st to say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to blocks up front!!! Never do this. Most likely illegal as well. Use the mini spring pack. It's the cheapest way to get a small lift up front. Here is the kit I used Link

You may also need to consider longer shocks, track bar bracket, Pitman arm etc. depending on what you have now.
Ok thats what I needed to know, I didn't think blocks sounded right up front.
How hard is the install on shackle kit or mini spring pack? And how do I know if I need track bar bracket, Pitman arm, ect?
 

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I went and got prices for 35x12.5x18 procomp extreme AT today and the best price I found was a little less than $1200 with a tire warranty, at discount tire. So it would probably be another 150 to 200 for 37's and another 200 at least for some more lift.
 

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How can I tell if the front it lifted? I've looked at the springs and its a 3 spring pack with ford stamped on them. Any chance front it not lifted with my current 35's?
 

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Any ideas here guys? I need to decide if Im going to get 35's or 37's in the next few days since pro-comps buy 3 get 1 free deal ends the 30th.
 

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put a 2 inch hanger kit up front and get 37's
 

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put a 2 inch hanger kit up front and get 37's
haha sounds simple enough, im just wondering if I need to get other drop brackets once I lift more. The $$ is kinda limited.
 

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i went from 6 to 8 inch lift with no prob.....pro comp didnt have me change them .....its like leveling your truck you can go up a few inches without changing pitman arms and drop bracket....so you'll be fine
 

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i went from 6 to 8 inch lift with no prob.....pro comp didnt have me change them .....its like leveling your truck you can go up a few inches without changing pitman arms and drop bracket....so you'll be fine
yea thats what Im hoping.
 

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If your springs have ford stamped on them, someone may have added a leaf and had them arched. Thats how I lifted my truck the first time, but it rode horrible so I changed it up.

if the springs are totally stock, you have leveling shackles under it, and would need to buy some springs. if you weren't so far away I'd sell you 4" fabtech front springs cheap, so I can move up to a 6" spring.
 

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If your springs have ford stamped on them, someone may have added a leaf and had them arched. Thats how I lifted my truck the first time, but it rode horrible so I changed it up.

if the springs are totally stock, you have leveling shackles under it, and would need to buy some springs. if you weren't so far away I'd sell you 4" fabtech front springs cheap, so I can move up to a 6" spring.
So do you know how many leafs should be in the pack for it to be original? Im pretty sure there are no shackles under it, everything looks stock there. So if a leaf was added I could just get a replacement spring pack to clear the bigger tires and get a better ride as well? You think 6" if I went that route?
Or the cheaper option would be a 2" spring pack as well, but that would probably just make my ride even worse.
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How can I tell if the front it lifted? I've looked at the springs and its a 3 spring pack with ford stamped on them. Any chance front it not lifted with my current 35's?
The stock springs have 2 leaves. If it has 3, then it appears it has an add-a-leaf leveling kit.

i went from 6 to 8 inch lift with no prob.....pro comp didnt have me change them .....its like leveling your truck you can go up a few inches without changing pitman arms and drop bracket....so you'll be fine
Unless of course he has a leveling kit with a stock Pitman arm and track bar bracket. When you go another few inches, it will necessitate a drop Pitman arm, track bar bracket, longer shocks etc.

Anyway you can take pics so we can see what we are dealing with???
 

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I took some pictures and measurements
Looks like I have about 10.5" to 11" between front axle tube and frame. And shock length from centers of bolts was about 21"
The rear of the truck has 3.5" block with a total of 6 springs.
Looks like I don't have any additional brackets as of now.





 

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thats the stock spring pack, the drop bracket and pitman arm look stock too ....not sure about the hangers and shackels .......
 

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Hangers, pitman arm, trac bar and bracket are all stock

The truck has an added leaf and arched springs up front (I know because I ran that setup 2 days after I bought my truck when it was stock), and a stock F350 block in the rear with overload springs. Stock superduty springs are 2 leafs and are 100% straight.

If you went with a 6" spring up front, and a 5" block in the rear, not only would it ride better, it'd clear the 37s just fine and have a perfect stance.

I suggest the rough country 6" kit, it's only like $700 for EVERYTHING, front 6" springs, rear 5" block, shocks, drop pitman arm and drop trac bar bracket. Cheap and easy.
 
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