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Rize leaf spring install?????

Installing the 8" rize lift that has the leaf springs. Have a question, Why are they so short? my buddy that knows this stuff ( I know nothing ) says we have to install 1 side then de-compress the springs by lowering the truck and stick in the other side. seems extreamly crazy but yet it made sence.
have any of you installed the leaf springs? is that how it is done?

side note thoes things are coiled up so tight how is my truck gonna ride? will I need a kidney belt?lol
I told my buddy I am worried about the back being way to stiff. I want to use blocks,lol he said I was crazy and that is nutz and not safe. Better to use the springs. any thoughts on that? how is the ride for you guys?

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Your buddy is right on the springs...

They'll appear too short because of the way they are arched... No kidney belt needed

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I am going with 5 inch Deavers and the f 350 block myself just because those 8" looked a little stiff and I didn't want to end up as.s high and be forced to raise the front again ,,

the block lets me fine tune the rear
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Your buddy is right on the springs...

They'll appear too short because of the way they are arched... No kidney belt needed
that is the greatest news ever. I put off finnishing today cuz I was so worried. I think I only slept 4 hours stressed over it,lol

do you have the Rize springs? hows the ride?
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I just bought some Deaver 5 inch springs so I coiuld drop most of my block down to a normal size
I bet I would have had the same concerns lol

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