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Old 05-12-2010, 04:51 PM
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Rize 4 link 8" Lift.. Questions on what to do for rear..

Moneys tight.. so can i get away with doing a block kit on the rear?
Rize doesnt offer a block kit for these trucks for 8" only the soft springs..
So when doing a block kit what would i order.. im not a lift expert..

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:10 PM
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i would put any bigger block in then a 5in. even if you have traction bars going to to hard to keep that big of bock in there
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:48 PM
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I think the above poster meant he would NOT go bigger than 5inch.

I on the other hand disagree and on this subject everyone will think differently.

I personally run a 7inch block from Jason at Newton Lifts and it does just fine. You will need traction bars for sure......no question.

Again.......on this.....to each his own..........and I dont think any one way is the better way. Its just personal preference in my opinion.

Theres a thread around here somewhere on Newton Lifts........he seems to have some pretty happy customers including myself
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:42 PM
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I have a 8 inch rize on my 2008 f250 fx4 truck.i decided to keep the rear leaf springs stock.I removed the factory blocks and had traction blocks built from Trevor at precision metal fab.They were 9.5 inch blocks with bars attached to them going to my frame with 3/4 inch u-bolts.The great part about all this,is that my truck still rides like factory and tows like stock.It also eliminated my axle wrap.Its your cash/call,but in the end there is no better way to lift the rear for the money.I already wasted my time/money on lift spring/block combos(never again..the ride was WAY to stiff).When it was all said and done,my truck is perfectly level now,the rear tires are perfectly centered in the wheel opening,the pinion angle is set perfectly,and the ride is perfect.No complaints.Traction blocks FTW.

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+1 on the traction blocks!

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Old 05-13-2010, 12:14 AM
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if i buy the rize springs.. do i still have to buy blocks?
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:16 AM
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I asked rize about the rear springs 6" lift all spring no block 8" same springs with factory block.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:03 AM
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If you are running the high Spartan tunes I would definitely spring for the OUO Traction Blocks. They aren't much more than just buying the Rize springs and you still keep all of your factory ride, payload, overloads, etc. plus you aren't going to get any axle wrap. When I went from a 6" to an 8" lift I added ran a 5.5" block, a dummy leaf and an add-a-leaf until I could get the traction blocks. Not only did it ride like crap, axle wrap was horrible.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:11 AM
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I was running a 6" block, 1.75 factory block, 2" add-a leafs on my factory springs with my 8" rizae kit. The rear sat about level to 1" higher then the front you will need traction bars. I now have the rize 6" springs and a 4" block my truck rides bettter with more spring and less block. One more thing to note the drive shaft vibe nightmare trying to shim the carrier. I gave up and went with a custome 1-piece, but maybe you will have better luck shimming then I did good luck
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I will be doing a one piece driveline here soon...vibrations are starting to come back on decel like before.
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