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post #1 of 13 Old 05-02-2007, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rear F350 Blocks

I've heard of putting some F350 rear blocks will add about 1". My friend told me that the Dealerships wants an outrageous amount for them and finding them at other places is hard. Whats the scoop with these F350 Rear blocks? Is it a good mod? Do I need F350 U bolts also? I think a 4" lift kit is to much for what I'm looking for. 1" in the rear, and a 2" level kit upfront would be ideal.

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your truck already has a rake from the factory so if you put a leveling kit up front it will level out the front like the name says.....and if you added a lift to the back it would just put you right back to how it looked stock but if you did go with the 1inch bigger f350 blocks you would also need the ubolts since your would be to short....

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a 2" leveling kit up front would level out your truck really nice... not sure if you would even need to raise the back... plus it would cost more to do the blocks in the back cause you would need new u bolts.... daystar makes a 2" coil spacer for the front

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Well I measured. My truck sits 1" nose low. so a 2" spacer kit would make the front end 1" high. thats where the F350 Rear block idea came from. Realistically I'm eyeing the 2" or 2.5" from SuperLift and the F350 Blocks & Ubolts for the rear. I think that would be a very ideal set up. But Now I know... F350 blocks, PLUS the U bolts! By the time I price the SL level kit, and the F350 blocks and U bolts... might be at a 4" kit price tag. That would be very bad. I'll call a few dealers tomorrow and get some prices. thanks guys.

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WELL- Looked at the price of a 2"/2.5" level kit from SL. It's like $650 roughly. A 4" kit with shocks from SuperLift is only $875. that's 4" in the front & 2.5" in the rear. So by the time I get the Level kit, buy the blocks and U bolts from Ford... It's the price tag of a 4" kit from SuperLift.

SO I'm faced with either just doing some Level spacers for cheap, or a 4" lift kit.

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WELL- Looked at the price of a 2"/2.5" level kit from SL. It's like $650 roughly. A 4" kit with shocks from SuperLift is only $875. that's 4" in the front & 2.5" in the rear. So by the time I get the Level kit, buy the blocks and U bolts from Ford... It's the price tag of a 4" kit from SuperLift.

SO I'm faced with either just doing some Level spacers for cheap, or a 4" lift kit.
Hey I saw some cheaper 2.5" leveling kits in the diesel power magazine last night I believe they were in the $450 range. I dont know why these companies are charging so much this super simple kit. I wouldnt think you would need new shocks unless you plan on getting the most articulation out of your truck. So to me all your looking at buying is a coil spacer, block for the rear and longer u bolts. Your track bar shouldnt need to be adjustable if your only raising the front 2.5" Maybe im missing something here but Im used to jeeps, and 2-2.5" coil spacer kits can be bought for $40, and no you dont need an adjustable trac bar with that either.
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check summitracing.com for leveling kit. They sell a house brand kit that works great. Cheapest I've seen anywhere.

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I put ProComp coil spacers on my rig. Check my garage I you look close you can tell the difference in the pix. I have a few pre and post coil spacers. And if you handy with a wrench their a cinch to install. I did both sides in about an hour, however I use air tools and used to turn a wrench daily...

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well technically you need the drop brackets to correct the geometry. I need to call some dealers today when I get a chance to price the F350 Blocks.

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well technically you need the drop brackets to correct the geometry. I need to call some dealers today when I get a chance to price the F350 Blocks.
technically yes but the differences would be oh so slight at a 2" increase in height. Guys do this on jeeps all the time and they have a shorter wms to wms surface so the increase in height would be more drastic then what it is on a F250. Most if not all coil spring kits dont include any type of adjustable trac bar or a drop bracket. I wouldnt worry about it man. I would find some blocks, coil spacers and call it a day.
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