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6in lift without blocks in the rear...

I'm looking to go without blocks in the back if possible. I've read that you could do a combo of shackles, aals and leaf spring swap either all together or separately to obtain 6in but I haven't found a shackle or aal beyond 2in. And I'm not sure what leaf springs I could swap in either (i.e. I'm not sure from which vehicle).

Could you steer me in the right direction. If you know of a site that sells longer shackles or longer aals please post a link to 'em. And if I'm wrong about the leaf springs please correct me.

Also, what are the pros \ cons \ considerations I need to know about with longer shackles \ aals \ etc.
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get some long aal from summit and some chevy drop shackles the belteck(sp?) 6400 o believe
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we need some more info first......
- year of truck
- model (Edge, Sport, XLT, FX4)
- 4x4 or 4x2

anyways, unless you are lifting the fron 8" you don't want to go with 6" of lift in the rear. The rear of ALL trucks sit about 2" higher than the front. All purchased lifts lift the front 2" over the rear.....for instance, if you are lifting the front 6", you want to lift the rear 4"....

With that said.....

As far as lift options for the rear to achieve 4" of lift, you can do one of the following:
- 4" lifted block and stock block (NOT recommended, but possible)
- stock block, Chevy drop shackle (Belltech 6400), and AAL
- stock block, 2" Superlift lifted leafs, Chevy shackle (Belltech 6400)
- 1/2 ton 2wd or 4wd Chevy spring swap (requires moving front spring hanger foward ~ 3")
- Skyjacker 6" lifted leaf springs with NO stock block (this is what i am running on my truck with my front lifted 6")<--it gave me 4" of lift over stock setup


There are probably other options, but that is all i could get off the top of my head...



i recommend www.summitracing.com to get parts from...
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I figured someone was gonna ask about year, model, etc. so I edited my signature. Check it out.
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everything state above works except you don't need the stock blocks (since you don't have any)
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If you wanted to do the chevy leaf swap i'll just trade you your stock leafs for my chevy's.
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how much lft will the chevy leaf swap do, and what chevy are we talkin bout?
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how much lft will the chevy leaf swap do, and what chevy are we talkin bout?
Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd or 4wd...and you will get roughly 2"-3"...
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does ride quality change any??
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it is a stiffer ride....
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real bad or similar to a aal ride
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simular to AAL ride...
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can you buy skyjacker lift leaf spring seperately??
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if I was you I'd get myself some 4" lift leaf springs, they ride better and flex better.
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if I was you I'd get myself some 4" lift leaf springs, they ride better and flex better.
alright but where can i get those?
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Matt3203 has hijacked my post...lol...but that's okay cause he's asking all the questions I'd be asking.
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sry, i new where you were goin with this so i decide to speed it up, but you can have it back now haha
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I'm confused...the Belltech 6400's description says it's to drop the truck. Can it also be used to lift it?
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I'm confused...the Belltech 6400's description says it's to drop the truck. Can it also be used to lift it?
they drop chevys but lift the ranger
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Ahhhh...now I'm not confused. Thanks Matt...and please continue with the questions on my behalf.
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Ahhhh...now I'm not confused. Thanks Matt...and please continue with the questions on my behalf.
actually im done now haha, but i would like to know if the chevy 1500 lift leaf spring can lift the chevy 4" how much it would lift a ranger??
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Lifted97 - Do you happen to know the part number for the 2" Superlift lifted leafs?
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you can get the Skyjacker lifted leafs seperately......yes..... Summit has them.....when i bought mine seperately, i think i paid $430 shipped for them...
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you can get the Skyjacker lifted leafs seperately......yes..... Summit has them.....when i bought mine seperately, i think i paid $430 shipped for them...
or you could get my stock chevy springs for free..... and I'll help you put em on
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Alon - I just PMed you.
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