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Lifting rear end ?

Hey guys, I'm curious how much it would cost to get a 2-3 inch lift on just the back of my truck. It sits kinda funny where the cab is a little higher than the bed.

How would I do it, What would I need to buy ? Anyone in the Houston area that could do it and wants to make a few bucks ?

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You have a few options if you want to accomplish rear end lift.

Explorer leaf spring swap (with your current rear blocks) will give you about 2 inches.

Shackles. (We like Belltech shackles) They will give you about 2 inches. You can get the 3 inch lift shackles as well.

Larger lift blocks. Lift blocks sit beneath your leaf springs. Larger blocks = more lift.
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You have a few options if you want to accomplish rear end lift.

Explorer leaf spring swap (with your current rear blocks) will give you about 2 inches.

Shackles. (We like Belltech shackles) They will give you about 2 inches. You can get the 3 inch lift shackles as well.

Larger lift blocks. Lift blocks sit beneath your leaf springs. Larger blocks = more lift.
What, in your estimate would each of those cost ? Which would be the cheapest ? I'm on semi-limited funds but want to get it fixed because it's funky looking..
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What, in your estimate would each of those cost ? Which would be the cheapest ? I'm on semi-limited funds but want to get it fixed because it's funky looking..
The leaf springs will depend on how much a JY or salvage yard will charge you for them.

Shackles, anywhere from $20-$75 or more depending.

Blocks, the price will vary. Ive seen folks give them away, and ive seen them go from $20-expensive lol.


The prices will all depend on where you can find them, and who is selling them. If you can go to a JY and find this stuff, then it might be cheaper than buying them from a seller or brand new.

I bought my 3" lift shackles for $25. They are PRICEY brand new, so I found a good deal.

With the lift methods in mind, start hunting in the classifieds and in local JYs.
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shackles will prolly be your cheapest bet.You can pick them up for like 50 bucks shipped. Thats for the belltech 6400s about +2 inches
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Shackles are the easiest IMO. Then lift blocks then new leafs.
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Are they difficult to install ?
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I have these same thing as the Beltech 6400 but pepboys sells them for around 40 bucks
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shackles are cake. get shackles or block for easy, non-performance lift
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Are they difficult to install ?
Not if you can turn a wrench really hard to break the rusty bolt loose!
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Not if you can turn a wrench really hard to break the rusty bolt loose!
This may sound stupid, but does it come with directions ?
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This may sound stupid, but does it come with directions ?
Should. They should be a thread on here somewhere that shows how to do it if not.
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