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300ex shocks I’m sure give a 1” lift, if you used a HL 2” lift kit along with 300ex front shocks you’d probably eat CV’s faster than breakfast. Those CV’s really don’t want to be forced down any farther than 2”, my stock shocks were a tight fit.
You can use any combination of shocks for front and rear, just be sure they are the same length so your 300 sits even.

Edit.. Yoi have a 2x4.. You won’t get any issues on the front end using 300ex shocks and 2” lift kit as you have no CV’s. The rear can still only go 2” though because of the UJ on the rear driveshaft, to lift any higher on the rear your going to need a swing arm stretch.
 

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Thanks Sam! Good point on the 4x2 lol, I will probably try lift anyways since sometimes the 2" lift kits aren't exactly 2" and the replaced shock might not lift as much...I will post pics when I have a chance. Thanks again!
 

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Just remember your brake hoses, you don’t want to over stretch them! Steering arm ball joints too! Also, I know 100% on a stock rear UJ, shaft and swingarm you will only get 2 1/4” of lift. I have mine removed at the minute for a swing arm stretch and measured the maximum angle for the stock shaft. 2 1/4” of lift would leave less than 1/8” between the knuckles on the UJ. I really wouldn’t be going much over 2” if it were me.

Edit: If you want your 300 to sit level anyway you will want more lift in the front than the rear, 3” up front with 2” in the rear would look spot on.
 
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