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Buying Bilsteins

So I finally decided to out the fabtechs and buy some bilsteins. I was reading in other threads that with a spindle lift, it is recommended to buy a stock length shock. However, to me, this doesnt make much sense. The fabtechs I have up front right now are stock length, and they are fully extended and still barely reach the mounts. I have no downtravel. For the rear, I was looking at the extended shocks for a 3'' lift. Does this sound right? Some input would be appreciated.
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For a suspension lift (not body) you will need longer shocks. You're on the right track thinking that way. It won't get you any more travel and won't make it ride any different than stock (granted you will get some change in ride quality from the lift itself in general), but you do need the longer shocks. You can survive without them, but I've even broken a few stock length ones by not replacing them with longer ones.

What are you doing to the rear: leaves, blocks (ugh), etc.?
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I already have the spindle lift up front for now. In the back I just have the AAL, but thinking about dumping that due to the stiffness. Maybe change to shackles. It's only temporary till I pay it off and have the money to build it up.
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