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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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I want to go bigger!!!

How can I turn an 8" lift into a 12" or bigger? I don't want to spend money on a whole new lift, but like I saw on OUO, they use 8" traction blocks for their 600 series, for people who already have an 8" lift. The rear is easy, but how much work is it to lift the front up another 4" or more.....am I going to have to purchase new springs or coilovers for the front, to go bigger?
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What year is your truck?

What suspension are you currently running?


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Maybe some air bags.

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What year is your truck?

What suspension are you currently running?
04' 8" Skyjacker "soft ride" springs
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Re: I want to go bigger!!!

you got leaf springs in the front right?

Do you already have blocks in the rear?


The cheapest way to get 4 more inches would be 4" hangers in the front and 4" blocks in the rear. But that may not be an option if you already have some tall blocks in the rear. You will also need to change a few things in the front suspension if you go that route, i.e. trackbar adjustment or new longer brackets, pitman arm, brake lines, etc. In the rear, you will need a carrier bearing drop kit and possibly tapered blocks that keep your pinion angle correct.

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Re: I want to go bigger!!!

just save your pennies, but a new 12" lift and sell me your old 8 for cheap=P.

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04' 8" Skyjacker "soft ride" springs
Go with some 4.5" hanger and shackles up front (Full Traction or Icon Vehicle Dynamics).

You'll also need crossover steering and a relocated trac bar setup that will match the crossover steering (Icon Vehicle Dynamics or ORU)

New shocks (I'd recommend something like Icon, Bilstein, Fox, King, SAW, etc..)

At that 12.5"+ lift height is is a very good idea to use a re-indexing ring for the transfer case and a new trans crossmember to clear the driveshaft.


For the rear you can use the OUO traction blocks that you mentioned.


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Thanks for the advice guys, much appreaciated!

I'll check out FT and Icon
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Re: I want to go bigger!!!

I went and researched the Full Traction 4.5" shackles.....After I added up the shackles, all the extra steering components/crossover steering, brake lines, new U bolts/hardware and blocks that I need for the bigger lift, I might as well purchase a whole new lift. That stuff adds up quick, when your piecing it all together one by one.

I might just have to go all out, and purchase a 600 series OUO.....after I buy the new house of course lol
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Yep.

OUO definitely is a bit more than a leaf spring setup.


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