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    as you can tell from my sig I have a 4.5" lift. I want to upgrade to a 6". Im thinking about coil spacers and new set of leaf springsBut i dont know what else i need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dogg Rydas View Post
    as you can tell from my sig I have a 4.5" lift. I want to upgrade to a 6". Im thinking about coil spacers and new set of leaf springsBut i dont know what else i need.
    I can't remember. Do you have the RC 4.5 full leaf spring replacements? If so then all you need is the adjustable shackels they sell, or the one's that we're giving away in the contest. RC 6.5" lift is their 4.5" springs, and a set of their adjustable shackles.

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    those shackles are mine but i am sure rc will sell you a set lol.

    And while you are at it get their control arm drop brackets. I got a set of used RE DB's and braces and stock UCA's (i lengthened my stockers so they are junk) for 180 bucks off a NAXJA member, i cant wait to get them on

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    I have the aal
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    If you have the AAL you probably already have the adjustable shackle. Get a set of 4.5" leaves,control drop brackets, upper adj. arms, longer brake lines, new shocks, SYE and rear drive shaft, possible steering issues,HD trac bar. It gets expensive over 4.5"
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    6in's eh? Should look like a beast then
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjjeepthing View Post
    If you have the AAL you probably already have the adjustable shackle. Get a set of 4.5" leaves,control drop brackets, upper adj. arms, longer brake lines, new shocks, SYE and rear drive shaft, possible steering issues,HD trac bar. It gets expensive over 4.5"
    WOW!!! maybe I should reconsider that thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dogg Rydas View Post
    WOW!!! maybe I should reconsider that thought
    I'm running mine at 5.5" rear mainly because of the lack of SYE. Once I have the SYE I'll do the rest of the stuff then put 2" coil spacers up front.

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    yeah i thought 6.5" would be easier than it was.

    i dont have a SYE or tcase drop and i dont have that bad of vibes at all. I didnt need a new trac bar but i got an adjustable one with my 4.5" lift. I bought the longer fixed length rusty's LCA's which was dumb and then extended my stock uppers which was dumber. I also made them to long. I should've got brop brackets from the get go.

    but each jeep is different sooooo....

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    Hello Dirt Dogg , I ended up reusing my Daystar spacers and shackles with my new RE 4.5 lift and ended up at 6"s of lift....thats just a thought you may consider.......Bob.
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    OFFTOPIC: kmanxj what rims are those?
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    I will agree after 4.5 inches of lift it gets expensive. I have a Rubicon express 4.5 super-flex kit with full leafs in the rear, full springs, Adjustable control arm all around, Extreme-Duty Adj. Track bar. i just recently started adding the new components to go to 5.5 or 6 inch's of lift. (I have new RE 5.5 inch Coil springs that have been sitting in my garage for ever. Over a year. Should net me more like 6 inches of lift). I added Rough Country Drop-brackets about a month ago and two weeks ago I added RC two inch lift shackles to replace my RE 1inch lift shackles. The rear still isn't high enough for me so I'm probley going to get a durango or s-10 main leaf and cut it down to fit under my main leaf to get the extra height I want. But I have a feeling I'm going to need an SYE.

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    i would go shackles and spacers
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