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want some rear end lift

hey everyone, I am wanting to lift my rear end a little bit. Maybe 3 or 4 inches? I am at stock height and my rear end is about even with the front of the truck or maybe a little bit lower. I would like for the rear end to be a little higher than the front. I have been reading and I saw there are 4 inch skyjacker leafs. Do you think that would be too much on a stock truck? I also read about add a leafs and shackles. Any opinions? I dont really have any plans for suspension lift in the future, just a body lift.

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Id do shackles. They dont cost too much.
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from what i read that will give me 1-2? correct?
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yup yup max 2 inches with the drop shackles. Prolly lookin at about 1.5" or so
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alright cool.
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do add a leaf. I did it, it lifts about 3 inches, and also improves your payload capacity. I did that and cranked my torsion bars and I love it.
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do u have a picture of your truck with the add a leafs?
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alright thanks, i might do that and shackles then i have it all lol. truck looks good.
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I did an AAL also, 2" from procomp. heres what it looked like with 285's and maxxed t-bars
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thanks sully, haha that was when u had both tail pipes lol.
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haha! yeah yeah, me and Freddie hacked em off not too long ago, alot louder now!
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right on.
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Why do you want the rear so much higher than the front?
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Why do you want the rear so much higher than the front?
cause thats how a truck is made to be, so you dont look like your taking off every time you put a 2x4 in the back. Its not that much higher, but his is lower in the back right now.
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you should be banished for having a name so similar to mine.
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at the time i had never seen your name so i thought it was a good idea. and to answer above post, my rear is lower or even with front and being a drag guy, i think the rear needs to be up higher on cars and esp trucks.
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