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4x2 2in lift

I have a 2003 4x2 xlt
Got to put new leaf spring on it. I thought this would be a good time to put a 2 in lift block on it since everything will be apart.

My question is if I use the 2 in spacers on the front coil will this cause alignment or other problems that will require more parts for the front end?

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Im thinking any spacer over 1.5 you are going to need new shocks and a new spindle if I remember correct. Guys correct me if I am wrong. But yes if you put the spacers in your are going to need a alignment done and as I said above if you do need the new spindle and you happen to torque your a-arms down to the ball joint its going to put alot of stress on them prob even snap them. Im sure someone will be in soon to correct me if I am wrong.
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anytime you lift a truck with ifs you should take it in to see if it needs an alignment,you can get away with using your stock shocks and you don't need a new spindle.To lift your rear 2in you can either use a lift block or buy shackles ,and you should buy new u-bolts also imo,but you can re-use your old ones if you want too

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anytime you lift a truck with ifs you should take it in to see if it needs an alignment,you can get away with using your stock shocks and you don't need a new spindle.To lift your rear 2in you can either use a lift block or buy shackles ,and you should buy new u-bolts also imo,but you can re-use your old ones if you want too
I couldve swore I was reading somewhere ( I think it was on RPS) that anything above 1.5in you needed new spindles due to the stress on the ball joints but that good to know though.
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