Originally Posted by 0RangerEdge2
But with more travel you have to account for other things too. Brake lines, driveshaft length are just a few things that come to mind quickly. But if longer shocks are all that are "needed" then that's a cheap and easy mod to swap in ST or Explorer leaf springs with longer shocks.
Don't quote me on this, i've read and know that the stock driveshaft is ok up to 16" of travel, and I measure my stock travel to be about 9" possible.
As for the brake lines, I'm pretty sure you can unbolt the line from one of the clips on the axle housing or frame or something which will give some slack.
For brakes, you can install and longer rear stainless line which is pretty cheap to give you a few extra inches of travel/droop.
Other than that, the longer springs or longer shackles or both will definitely give a nice amount of travel for fairly cheap, which is what I plan on doing here very shortly. My stock rear shocks are rusting apart and have 82k miles on them, so they need replaced anyway.