Ok, Newbie with lots of questions.... I did several searches and I have come acrossed some interesting threads but there are still a few things I guess I am not getting. My plan is to put a 3/4 ton d44 front with a sf 14 bolt rear Under my 88 Blazer Daily Driver. I know the advantages and disadvantages of the axles but that is what I can afford. Plan is 35's on it that I already have ready. I just need to put together the lift...this is where I am not clear. I would like a total of 4-5" of lift with 3-4 being suspension and then a 1" body lift. I think I want to put the lift in first before I do the axles. I have to do this in stages because of the money. Can I just bolt these on worry about lift later? I know about the drive shaft u-joint yoke for the 14 bolt but is there anything else? Also, my understanding is that if I do a 56" leaf up front I will immediately have to change drive shaft lengths and move to a crossover steering setup. Is that true? Do I have to have special shackles for this and if so which ones?I am trying to avoid too much lift. What all do I need to do the rear 56" leaf? Can you run these without the shackle flip or not? I know 4:88's and Detroits are in my future but I am hoping to migrate into some of these things. I have a good set of 31 BFG MT's that will stay on the truck until I can get the axles set up the way I want and the lift on but I would like to make a plan to do a few projects at a time. I know for sure it is time for new leafs because the rear ones are cracked in half and the front ones are sagging something fierce. Is everyone just tossing thier sway bars front and rear? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!