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New wheels and tires...need lift opinion!

Recently purchased mickey thompson classic II's 16x10 and wrapped them with 285-75-16 BFG A/T KOs.
I have Rancho rs5000 shocks up front with t-bars cranked to the max.
I currently do not have any sort of lift in the back, which is my issue.
Should i put shackles in or should i get new blocks and u-bolts?
And other opinions of what else i should to the truck to would be great!

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Looks good! I'd go with shackles.
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shackles. I agree. not to sound cheap but your local auto store carries them for cheap. (we have advance auto down here in the south, unsure of company name in the north). something like 40$, no name brand but they are identical to the expensive beltechs
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Looks great!
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I'd vote AAL. Little stiff but you should be used to it w/ maxed bars.
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Thanks for the input everyone.
How much lift do the shackles usually give you?
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Looks good! I'd go with shackles.
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Belltech shackles are $60 from Amazon.

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2" from shackles. blocks will cost the same, and give axle wrap.
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Looks great! Love that wheel/tire combo!!
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That looks awsome, I'd get a low pro box or a black one. the tires C load? AAL or shackles.
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I think Im in love.....

word of advice pick up the Meguiar's Polishing cone and you can keep those wheels looking like my old ones







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Shackles. Even if you're used to the stiffer ride of the maxed bars, why go with the stiffer option for the rear if you don't have to?

Nice wheel & tire choice, BTW. Will look good with a little more lift.

And for another opinion of what to do with the truck, swap the t-bars our for coilovers.
The right coilovers up front and shackles in the back will give you lift and a decent ride.
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Shackles. Even if you're used to the stiffer ride of the maxed bars, why go with the stiffer option for the rear if you don't have to?

Nice wheel & tire choice, BTW. Will look good with a little more lift.

And for another opinion of what to do with the truck, swap the t-bars our for coilovers.
The right coilovers up front and shackles in the back will give you lift and a decent ride.
What would i have to do to put coilovers in?
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What would i have to do to put coilovers in?
Remove your factory front shocks, install the brackets (requires a few holes drilled in the lower control arm and shock tower for the bolts), and install the coilover shocks.

Highly recommended: weld gussets to shock towers and frame for reinforcement (just two flat pieces of steel on each side of the vehicle)
limit straps (depending on the style you get, it requires welding the mounts in place or drilling mounting holes for bolts in lower control arm and side of frame rail).

Here is a good place to start.

There's also an install thread from ORW, who used to make a kit here

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LOL, your a pusher....

"hey man, try this....no charge...." "m*thaf*cka! I sold you those parts!!! You owe me, imma cut you!!"
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LOL, your a pusher....

"hey man, try this....no charge...." "m*thaf*cka! I sold you those parts!!! You owe me, imma cut you!!"
LOL. Hey man, I have a few sets still from the last run I'd like to move, but I would recommend the conversion even if I didn't sell the parts. I've loved mine since I put them in. Definitely my favorite mod to date.
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Yeah i have some miles on the truck, so if im going to be doing any front end work its going to be a SAS.
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You could run an SAS W/ coilovers. You might not need his parts though, or only some of them.
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Yeah i have some miles on the truck, so if im going to be doing any front end work its going to be a SAS.
I know a guy selling some brand new shackles still in the box for a good price lol.
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I ended up going with a 2" shackle lift, now im waitng on a pair of Ranco RS5000's to match the front; ill get some pics up soon
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