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?
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.
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