Originally Posted by larry408
Superlift shows that the lift is 3.5 inches instead of 4 inches. Will axle angle shims work with the 3.5 inch lift and will I still need the dropped pitman arm or would a tie-rod flip work?
It is a 3.5" lift, but you will see at least 4" out of it in reality. The springs on my rig did not settle much at all after install. Make sure you get the heavier rate springs for the front if you ever plan on adding HD bumpers and a winch. There is no extra charge for the heavier rate springs and the flex is still excellent.
Are you asking if the axle shims will work in lieu of a tc drop? Typically the kits come with and people will use a combination of the two. But you may get away with a steeper shim and no TC drop. Especially if you go with a MML.
The steering will "work" without doing anything technically, but you will not get it adjusted correctly without doing a a tie rod flip or a drop pitman. Either way is fine. They are about the same money, but the tie rod flip is more work. You do gain a few inches of valuable clearance for the tie rod though. Thats your call, a drop pitman is in fact quick and easy.