When I lifted my truck with the ready lift and installed 30.6" tires I decided to add even more lift. I bought some pieces of a 3" performance accessories BL from another TW member. I cut the 12 lift blocks to 1.75 with a band saw. This size made it easy to build brackets for the front bumper.
This is a bar of 1/8" steel with 3 holes drilled for mounts.
I had to lower the radiator by the same amount so again
Here you see one of the rad mounts I made from some flat stock with holes already drilled! The other ones are actual PA kit brackets, but however, keep in mind I put this setup together in my driveway at my trailer park.
Almost all of the kit bolts will not work for the lift blocks so I used what was available at the local hardware store. I used:
2) 3/8" x 7" grade 8 bolts for front cab mounts
4) 1/2" x 8" grade 5 bolts for mid and rear cab, (added few extra washers)
4) STOCK bolts from the cab to use to mount the bed.
The bed has welded nuts so you have to use metric bolts for the other 2 bed mounts, I dont remember what size and you wont find em at home cheapo either.
The PA kit steering extension will work, but its close.
I installed the URD short shift kit. This raises the shifter by about an inch. Not only are the throws shorter, the shift knob location is very close to stock as well. Much better idea than welding an extension.
The added clearance means your front tires wont rub the fender skirts on 5 lugs. I was able to keep the stock inner wheel well skins, just zip tied them. I did not have to extend brake lines or the fuel filler lines. In some places I made relocation bracketry for lowering fuel lines etc with bent band iron painted black.
Cant wait regear it with some type of lsd or locker.