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leveling kit to high

I installed a 2.5in level kit on my 06 f250 and now the front sits way high, how can I lift the rear just 1in?
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Add a 1" block to the rear. It'll cost around $80 if you get new ubolts with it and it'll take you about 30 minutes to install it.


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I installed a 2.5in level kit on my 06 f250 and now the front sits way high, how can I lift the rear just 1in?
what type of leveling kit and how much was it?
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I ordered it of ebay for $19.99 it goes under the spring, solid aluminum and worked out real nice.
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Where can I order 1in blocks?
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u don't want to stack blocks IMHO get a set of F350 blocks and u bolts they 1 inch taller and still have the integrated travel limit arm

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u don't want to stack blocks IMHO get a set of F350 blocks and u bolts they 1 inch taller and still have the integrated travel limit arm
The 350 blocks are actually 1.5" taller than the 250 blocks. Stacking blocks is fine unless you're doing a lot of offroading. There are hundreds of people on here with stacked blocks and they haven't had any issues. If you're going for an economical lift, stacking is the way to go. You can upgrade to a PMF (Precision Metal Fab) unitized block later.

Edit: If your lift was only $20 for the front and you don't like the height, just buy another lift from the same people that is only an 1.5" for the front and then you won't have to mess with the rear. It'll be cheaper than messing with the rear.


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Actually stacked blocks are illegal in some states and Ford lift kits seem to be the only ones that do it because the companies cheap out due to the limit arm being part of the casting

if I were doing a 1 inch spacer I would use a new center pin and make it part of the leaf pack myself

or agreed just settle the front down using the appropriate size puck

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Actually stacked blocks are illegal in some states and Ford lift kits seem to be the only ones that do it because the companies cheap out due to the limit arm being part of the casting

if I were doing a 1 inch spacer I would use a new center pin and make it part of the leaf pack myself

or agreed just settle the front down using the appropriate size puck
It may be illegal in A FEW states but it is also a FEDERAL law not to remove the emissions equipment from a vehicle...do you recommend people leave their catalytic converters in place and their DPF systems on the newer trucks?

To the original poster, stack the blocks or lower the front. Those will be your most economical options. Since you bought a $20 lift originally, I figure you're on a tight budget. I could recommend an OUO lift but that's not what you're going for. I'll keep my responses relevant for you.


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Just sayin and you can't disagree stacked blocks is not ideal,, specially when doing it right isn't much more $

and DPS around here can pick out stacked blocks a lot faster than emissions related items missing not that this thread had anything to do with emissions


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Lift Blocks (41-6A-1630): Front lift blocks are prohibited. Stacking two or more rear blocks isn't allowed. This section also makes it illegal to use non-OE wheel spacers to increase a vehicle's track width.

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