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What would I need to change if I do the 4" rough country lift and a 4" shackle flip. I know probably brake lines. Would I need to modify the driveshaft any steering components?
Thanks for any advice

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If you order the Rough Country lift,it will come with new shocks,steering block,and front springs and rear blocks(if you get the system it'll come with rear springs) but if I were going to do what you seem like your going to do. I buy the kit that comes with the rear blocks then do the shackle flip in the rear so you can get rid of the block period. You shouldnt have to change brake lines and you might have to shim the drive shafts a little but the shims will come in the kit. If the drive shafts bind or won't turn then shim then until you get em where they are right.

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Getting the kit with new rear springs gets rid of the block. If you do a shackle flip on top of that you'll be up 7 or 8 inches of total lift. For that you will need brake lines, also some steering modification (borgy shaft or a fab up) and probably a new driveshaft or 2...I think you might have to get a high angle one for the front, but I'm not sure if you can get around that, maybe dropping the transfer case could bypass that. That's what my plans are but I'll fight em off as they come (the problems)
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You'll need new driveshafts. Take the time to have the rear one lengthened as well as a high angle one for the front. Don't bother with the shims, because the shackle flip in the rear will have the same effect as shims in the rear. Too much shim is a bad thing. Also in the front shims are bad as they mess up your steering geometry.
 

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Thanks for the advice. What if I were to do a 6" skyjacker with the rear springs to replace the rear blocks. Would I have to change the brake lines and drive shafts with that much of a lift
 

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Chances are, yes. Even if you can fit the shaft back up, when it flexes they may pop out. You'll have to take a look at your brake lines and see how much you have to work with, but you'll probably have to do those too,
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If i'm not mistaken the skyjacker kits come with extended brake lines, I could be wrong tho. Is this 6 inch springs plus shackle flip for 10 inches of lift? Then yes to extended brake lines and yes to extending the driveshafts. If its shackle flip and 4 inch springs then you might be able to squeek buy with you stock rear driveshaft(You'll need an extended high angle one for the front either way), because the shackle flip rotates the axle up and moves it forward an inch or two so that might be enough. You'll definitly need new steering as well. Go cross-over for that.
 

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I was thinking of just doing a 6" skyjacker with the rear springs and go with 35's, of course I still have the stock gears which are 3.23's so those will defintley need to be changed if i want to run 35's, probably even 33's. Either way I would like to do the 6" skyjacker. If I were to do just the lift with no shackle flip would I still have to change/modify the drive shaft. I believe that the skyjacker lift comes with the steering block and brake lines
 
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