inexspensive lift questions (1 Viewer)

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I have been reading lifting posts and of course everyone recommends the full ome lift kit, however, I know that there is no way I can afford that kit. I do not plan on doing any off roading other than getting to a hunting spot from time to time, and I am just trying to get a little bit of that beefy look. What I have come up with for a reasonable lift at a decient price is to get the long maf add a leaf for front and rear, and to get hfs 2 1/2 shackles. Going by their est. lift on both products it seems that I may realalisticly may be able to get 2 1/2 to 3" lift with this setup. My question is, does this sound accurate as far as lift, and has anyone else done this will happy results? better ride with the add a leafs?
 

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The add a leafs will stiffen up the ride quite a bit, but they get better over time. I sort of have what you're talking about, only the shackles I got were from a mud member here (georg). You can find his shackles in the merchandise storefront section in the classifieds.

So far, so good.
 

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I am in the same boat - I am looking at doing just enough to to give my 31.5" tires some breathing room. I wanted to do 1.5" extended shackles in the front and 2.5" in the rear. My leafs are in good shape and I have brand new shocks on there. What exactly does roadwalk mean? I am aware that if there is a gap between the shackles and the spring the axles will shift...is this the same thing?

If I am just adding shackles, do I need to do the add-a-leafs too? This truck is not subjected to rock crawling...just mild trails.
 
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long AAL's will get you into 31's, do this first.

If you need moar, then get the ext. shackles.

I have both on mine and it's fine for now, just a stiff ride.

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