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I really appreciate y'all for helping! Especially Buzzair, Zabeard, and Got-dirty. I ended up going to Advanced Auto Parts and a guy there told me that AAL's are only temperary and that a block kit would be better for the rear. The coils, we still need for the front though. The tires, we're getting from his boss' friend and then getting them installed at Tire Kingdom. All together, (block kit)=$30, (coils)=still need, (tires)=$99+tax/a pop, (tire install)=$45/for all 4. So, my question is now... are those all good parts to help raise it up?? Oh and he changed his mind from a 2" to a 3" lift. Did i do good?? Thanks in advance! :)
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I really appreciate y'all for helping! Especially Buzzair, Zabeard, and Got-dirty. I ended up going to Advanced Auto Parts and a guy there told me that AAL's are only temperary and that a block kit would be better for the rear. The coils, we still need for the front though. The tires, we're getting from his boss' friend and then getting them installed at Tire Kingdom. All together, (block kit)=$30, (coils)=still need, (tires)=$99+tax/a pop, (tire install)=$45/for all 4. So, my question is now... are those all good parts to help raise it up?? Oh and he changed his mind from a 2" to a 3" lift. Did i do good?? Thanks in advance! :)

Ohhhh...I would never take the word of someone from Advanced Auto Parts..they usually don't know what they are taking about. AAL's are not temporary, a lot of people feel they are safer than stacking blocks.

And this dude from Advance...his boss's friend is gonna sell you tires?

Be careful of the tires...are they used? What kind?

I don't know what kind of quality your gonna get with buying cheap block kits and tires from them. Don't skimp if you want you and your boyfriend to be driving in a safe vehicle.

After ALL that info we gave ya and where to buy them..ya go to Advanced??? heh
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Hey hey!! Y'all were confusing me! I can always take them back... Geesh! Well, i did try looking for AAl's, but do they come in 3" or just 2"? B/c... i'm going to hate saying this but.... the guy also said they aren't for 3" lifts....*ducks* Can't one of y'all just live in Jax so i don't ahve to do this on my own??? PLEASE!! My bf thinks he knows things about lifting trucks, but he agreed with the guy at Advanced about the blocks... so now i don't know if i can get him to do what y'all need him to do to get it done right! Oh and the tires are from my bf's boss' friend. His friend works at a store warehouse and can get tires at base value or some sh*t like that. Anyways, yes they are new. If you or someone else can just give me one straight answer (not a million diff. ones) then i'll know what to get to make it a "safe" vehicle!!...
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Unless you go a 4wheelparts store up there in jax, you should probably order the leaf from Summit.com, let me look for the part number of what you need, unless someone can chime in soner with that.

DO NOT STACK BLOCKS!

Avoid blocks completely if you can. Blocks cause axle wrap and wheel hop. AAL 's correct this same problem. the AAL is 2" the shackles add the oth inch.

What tires did you /are you getting ? get as much info for us as possible. if they are new out of a wharehouse he should be able to get everything.

EDIT: go back to that advance auto and tell that clerk that he doesn't know what he's talking about and should not be advising people on what to buy for lifts
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It's alright, your in good shape. Didn't mean to confuse you more.

The trouble with lifting is that sometimes there are a lot of different opinions and not just one clear cut answer. Lifting options change when the truck year, make and model change. So you'll get a lot of different answers.

Basically you have taken care of the tires, got a good deal on those. You can get the coils from ebay, the links that Zabeard gave ya before.

And now it just comes down to AAL's or blocks.

From what I have read, I would use AAL's. I would go with the setup that Zabeard and Redneckstone mentioned before.

Coils, AAL's and tires.
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But the coils and AAL's will add 3" right? B/c he changed his mind from 2" to 3".
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These coils. 3"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-2-5...QQcmdZViewItem

The AALs and the shackles. Both from Summit as posted in earlier posts.

That's what he'll need for 3 inches.
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""With 2.5" and 3" options, upper control arms are recommended. Add $400 to order (Includes arm s/h).""

That's what ebay said regarding the coils! Is that true??
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i believe as i said before you will need new upper control arms for the new springs...someone wrote the reason for this awhile ago...but i cant remember...you can get new arms for about 300 here Clicky clicky
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If shes gonna get the 3" coils, then i would just go with a spinle lift instead. Will come out cheaper, and probably be a better choice all the way around.

And as for the rear, try to stay away from blocks like mentioned. Even though he has an XLT, which the 2wd did not come stock with blocks, AALs, and shackles are a better choice in the long run.

Let me know if will still need anything.
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Ok, i got it all down. Now all i need to do is wait until next paycheck to get the rest. All i got was the tires so far. Anyways, I appreciate everything from y'all! When it's all done, i'll post pic's of before & after.
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**** with all this madness i would just get a body lift.
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