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Well I talked to my dad today about lifts and he knew alot more than I thought. I told him i either wanted to go with a 4 inch suspension or 3 inch body but he said go with a 6 inch suspension. I was kinda surprised and happy at the same time because he said getting a longer front drive shaft wouldn't be a big problem. He would rather me geta 6 inch kit and be done with it.

Now what kit would be a good one? I want springs in the back also. I was looking at the 6 inch tough country set up and thats what I'll probably go with. Does this kit keep the factory blocks in the back?

Also how much longer would I need my front drive shaft?
 

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all 6" lift kits keep the blocks in the rear.
Not sure what the title was, but if you look around a little, I was getting some spring data from different manufacturers a couple of months back (I think it was April/May) and posted the numbers here on the tech board (was in a different thread that I didn't start but was something about suspension I think). Haven't gotten around to verify that info again and make it into a FAQ.
 

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Thank, I'll search around a bit for it
 

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Wow, thats a really helpful thread...I still aint dont reading it :D
 

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What about a 6" in front and a 4" in back with a shackle flip? That will get you around 7-8" in back IIRC. Give it a nice rake! lol
 

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phoenix827 has the right idea, not only would it be cheaper but your rear pinion angle would be perfect with the flip. Another way to go is to get the 6 inch front springs and some 2.5 inch rear springs and then the shackle flip, if you like the level look.
 

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the rear springs on a 6" lift system are only 4", that's why they keep the stock block....
 

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Good point!!
 
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Hey, what exactly is a shackle filp, I hear it a lot and have pieced some things together but i would like it explained? It would also be nice if i could see some before and after pcis. thanks
 

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A shackle flip flips the shackle on the rear spring from a compression style to a tension style for better articulation and lift. Do a search for shackle flip and you'll find all kinds of info.
 

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So a 6inch lift system+ a shackle flip will give you a level stance and get rid of all the blocks right?
 

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Yes if you use the 2.5 inch rear lift springs. Otherwise your rear end will be an inch or two higher if you use the 4 inch lift springs. I'm talking about skyjakker springs too. There are other lift springs out there as well.
 
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