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Old 02-23-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Adding 2" to 6" lift kit

Hey all.. Before I get started - Yes.. I searched and just wanting some more opinions because I am not to familiar with this and want to make sure its done right and as best as possible. Moving on -

I am getting a 6" BDS lift kit with 37's next week (as the shop says), I have looked at F150's with 37's with the BDS kit, and to me, it looks a little crammed in there. What I am wanting to do is add about 2" to make it a 8" kit. What is the best way possible, yet practical (money and not destroying anything in the long run)way.

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Body lift - No good
Adding leveling kit - an option



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Not to break the bank, Bilsteins 5100s up front and add a leaf in the back.
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Is it bad to mix shocks... I have the Fox 2.0 in the rear..


I am sure it means nothing.. Just always like to check

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Not to break the bank, Bilsteins 5100s up front and add a leaf in the back.
This will not make 8" of lift...
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I've seen 6" lifts with an additional 2" leveling spacer used for the front used to clear 37's. Not sure what was used in the rear, but I would guess either a combination of blocks and add-a-leafs or possibly a new leaf pack. May not be the cheapest route though.

If you're that set on 8", I would recommend doing it the right way and buying an 8" lift to avoid problems in the future. If that's not in the cards financially, I would say just run the 6" w/ 35's.
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This will not make 8" of lift...

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I've seen 6" lifts with an additional 2" leveling spacer used for the front used to clear 37's. Not sure what was used in the rear, but I would guess either a combination of blocks and add-a-leafs or possibly a new leaf pack. May not be the cheapest route though.

If you're that set on 8", I would recommend doing it the right way and buying an 8" lift to avoid problems in the future. If that's not in the cards financially, I would say just run the 6" w/ 35's.


I hear ya. I am just set on the BDS lift. I have already ordered and payed for it. On there website it says it can clear 37's. I have read that people have and had no problems. I was just looking to get that little more clearance for 37's..
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I have a 2" readylift spacer I'll be selling here shortly. Was on the truck for only 3 months, if your interested.
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This will not make 8" of lift...
it will when added to a 6" lift kit.
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This will not make 8" of lift...
Yes it will, assuming he has the 6" spacer then bilsteins on the 2" setting. 6+2=8"
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Yes it will, assuming he has the 6" spacer then bilsteins on the 2" setting. 6+2=8"
Op dose the kit you have use spacers or new struts. If spacers get an adjustable shock like bilstein or rancho. If it is a new strut then a 2" spacer could be used.
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