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So I want to know if it possible to pull off an 8" lift on my 08 ram, without needing a body lift.
-Currently have Bilsteins maxed at I beleive 2" on the front.
-Planning on 6" suspension.. Probably Rough Country.
- Now the interesting part... What could I do for the rear?
Is it possible to keep the bilstiens at 2" with the 6" lift and then would I just need bigger blocks in the back or am I just dreaming?
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Yup, you can do exactly what you're dreaming. Just run the 6" kit with Bilsteins at 2.1" and then find larger rear blocks to keep it sitting right. BAM! 8" of lift!

I'm not sure what's available for rear blocks but I'd imagine they're the same from 1500's-3500's. Just do a quick google search and see if you can find 6" rear blocks for a 2008 1500.
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Yup, you can do exactly what you're dreaming. Just run the 6" kit with Bilsteins at 2.1" and then find larger rear blocks to keep it sitting right. BAM! 8" of lift!

I'm not sure what's available for rear blocks but I'd imagine they're the same from 1500's-3500's. Just do a quick google search and see if you can find 6" rear blocks for a 2008 1500.
Oh now I can't wait for the late spring

Biggest I have found so far is 5" rear blocks from summit.. they are superlift rear blocks kit. I could always just grab a few hockey pucks and mount them together and use as blocks.. Seen it done before
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Check out Pro Comp. They might make 6" rear blocks. I'm fairly certain they make a 6" kit that lifts both the front and back 6" so I'm assuming it would be with 6" blocks.... You'll probably have to email some different suspension companies to see exactly what they have and special order them.
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Check out Pro Comp. They might make 6" rear blocks. I'm fairly certain they make a 6" kit that lifts both the front and back 6" so I'm assuming it would be with 6" blocks.... You'll probably have to email some different suspension companies to see exactly what they have and special order them.
Well I still got plenty of time to figure it all out.. I am sure I will annoy Andrew a little bit about it within the next few months.
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I lifted my '06 with a 6'' BDS system. I opted for the new leaf springs in the rear when I was ordering pieces for the kit. If you did't want to run such a large block in the rear you could always go with the new rear leafs and smaller block. Just an idea.
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if you were going to do an 8 inch lift out of a 2 inch leveling kitand a 6 inch lift kit from rough countryyou will have to have brackets custom made to lower your front differential an additional 2 inches otherwise you willbreak your front differential axle tube
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I'm curious of your motivation for settling upon 8" of lift? Are you copying the look of another truck you saw a photo of? Are you trying to clear a certain size tire?

Different ways to skin a cat for those 8 inches -

I lifted my truck a total of 8" as well, but 6" is pure suspension with no spacers whatsoever and the other 2" are there because my new tires are 2" bigger in RADIUS.

As someone stated above, look into how your objectives will impact your truck as a whole - how will that much lift begin stressing other components prematurely.

I have a 4-5" suspension lift on another truck I own. And to go up ONE more inch could cost me thousands of dollars. WHY? Because that extra inch will OPEN a HUGE can of worms - I'll need all sorts of extra parts to ensure I do NOT stress out my drive train etc. Double cardan drive shafts and such.

When I was younger, I focused more on that magic number - height. Now, with the investment in my trucks and being a bit more sage, I focus far, far more on suspension geometry, performance, reliability and though my trucks are larger, they are sufficiently stuffed so they come off pretty balanced looking. Something I strive for - a lifted, beefy, performance minded truck that looks like a stock truck on steroids VS the monster truck look

It's great to see you inquiring here, looking for input so you manage your objectives while sidestepping known pitfalls along the way.

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I am running the 6" RC lift and 5100's currently set to .7". When I lifted the truck i figured it would still sit low in the front so i installed the 5100s on the .7" setting to hopefully level it out...well i ended up about 3/4" high in the front which wasnt too noticable but you could tell a little from a distance...A year has gone by and i can say that the front end has settled a bit to where it measures lower in the front now but looks pretty level to look at...

I plan on maxing the shocks to 2" very soon and replace the rear blocks accordingly....Im not sure if im going to need a 6" block with how the lift/shocks have settled...just something to consider as you may be able to get by with only a 5" block...
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Not going to lie.. I complete forgot about this thread. Posted the question 2 months ago .. I am just going yo run a 6" rc lift and idk what to set the bilstiens at yet, currently got at 2" for a level. Thanks for the input though guys. Some great info for sure.
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