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Old 11-08-2010, 12:12 AM
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SO, i have a 6 inch fabtech lift on 35s, sooner or later i want to upgrade to a 8 inch on 37s, how would i get the extra 2 inches. (im not that smart on lift kit stuff) i know i can do a body lift but how much would that run to get installed?
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I would do a 3" body lift.If you had someone install it for you I would think it would run about 300.00-500.00 for laybor.
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Body lift kits are cheap. One thing to watch for is whether or not you will have to replace your brake lines with an extended length set and other cable relocation items that may be needed.

I agree with ^^^ on cost of the basic install.
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SO, i have a 6 inch fabtech lift on 35s, sooner or later i want to upgrade to a 8 inch on 37s, how would i get the extra 2 inches. (im not that smart on lift kit stuff) i know i can do a body lift but how much would that run to get installed?

doing a 3" body lift is going to put you at a 9 inch lift and the better body lift that comes with gap guards for the wells is about $400 not installed

if your trying to run 37s ( 37-12.50) but dont wana do a body lift and wana try and keep it just suspension you can do rancho or bilstein shocks in the front , it will give you about 1 3/4 in the front. there about 300 or so not istalled

i just did this set up in my 06 1500 and have 37-13.50 toyo open country mts but i had to do minor trimming in the front with 12.50 i dont think you will have to trim at all

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so bilsteins and like 2 inch blocks in the rear?
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so bilsteins and like 2 inch blocks in the rear?
its going to depend , i belive you should have 3inch blocks in the rear now with your 6inch lift setup , the front goes up 6" the rear goes up 4" with a 3" block from my understanding.

so when i did this setup for my truck i bought bigger blocks but when i got the front end lifted more the truck sat normal , witch means my truck probally racked a little foward but i never saw it.

so i didnt do blocks in the rear i kept the regular ones and just used the shocks to lift the front a little more to clear the 37s , if you look now your fenders will have no problems in rear with bigger tires. so i dont think you really need blocks , but again your truck might sit a little diffrently then mine did.

have you thought about gears yet too ?
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If you have the Fabtech on your truck and it is an 07 I have the same one. In the rear you have a 2" block and an add-a-leaf that raised it another 2". If you want to add some more lift then be careful going higher with the suspension. I know with my lift it said not to go any higher since it will put the drive shafts on too big of angles. I guess if other guys have done it then you can try it but I would be careful.

The Bilsteins will raise the strut assembly up in the front to give you an extra 2". You can actually choose 3 different heights with the Bilsteins which are around .5" 1.5" and 2"-2.5". This would be an easy way to install a lift but like I said the drive shaft might be on too much of an angle. Another thing you will have to watch out for is the CV shafts. They will be on a major angle and when you put it in 4x4 your truck will shimmy and vibrate. My truck did that with the Bilsteins alone since the front diff stayed stock. Now since you have a lift which put the CVs on a little angle the Bilsteins will put it over the edge.

I have the same plans as you and I was going to go with a body lift to go higher. You have to choose the right body lift or else you will end up with gaps and you dont want that.
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^^ i understand what your trying to say about the drive shaft angles but i legit just did it to my truck and the angle are very very little , when you do that lift in your truck it drops everything back down to stock. so now your truck is 6inches taller but the suspension and everything in the front sits the same as stock , when you do a leveling kit it puts the drive shafts at an angle

so in theory doing these shocks or putting a spacer under the coils in the front of your life makes it just like having a leveling kit so , yes you have a bit of an angle but its very little

and you were right i forgot i have an add a leaf and a 2inch block in the rear of mine , the fabtech and procomp lifts are pretty identical from what i have seen

just another option on top of doing a body lift , i did those shocks in the front and superlift remote reservoirs in the rear and my truck is riding about 50 times better then it did before with the stock coils and shocks
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If you want to raise the front an extra 2" i would do the bilstein 5100's. I would hold off on doing the rear until you get the new front bilsteins installed. I personally like the rear down (raked or cali look). It's a shame that your truck is an 07 because if it were a 02-05 you could run cst upper a arms with pro joints to eliminate steep ball joint angles and no lose any down travel. (putting a larger shock onto your kit will make you lose suspension travel in your particular application) But since height is what you want then it is the price you must pay. If you keep it on the road it shouldn't be a problem. Plus bilstein shocks ride GREAT. Be sure to make sure you have your wheel backspacing figured out. If you go with too wide of a wheel you will rub.
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