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If you build a mini pack you should use cut leafs. The whole idea of the mini pack is that it works, somewhat, with the leaf pack. If you use regular mild steel the plates will bend when the suspension flex's up.
The whole idea of the mini pack is that it distributes the load just like the regular pack does. That's why you don't see lift blocks on front ends. They don't spread the load and they are dangerous.
Tony's right, you will also have to consider how to lower the panhard bar otherwise you will ave some knarly bump steer. With that short of a lift you should be able to get away without a drop pitman arm, but it will handle better with one. My truck wondered all over with my 4" lift until I put on the dropped arm.
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