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rear block question..

I installed a set of Newton 4.5" blocks on my F250. I now have a slight vibration at take off. I have a 2010 F250 CC SB. It has a two piece drive shaft. Newton sent me angled rear block and no carrier bearing. Is this what everyone else has received with this kit? I am working with Jason at Newton to see what we can figure out but I just wanted to see what everyone else has.

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Is your truck a short bed? I have seen this issue with the 250 short beds. Your carrier bearing is slightly mis aligned. I should shim it.

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It's your carrier bearing spacing.. for ever inch you go up in the rear, you need to add 1/4 worth of shim.. I believe that is the correct amount..
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Thanks for the suggestions.. After talking with Jason at Newton lifts he informed me that he angles the rear blocks differently if you get them with traction bars. I have not installed the bars yet but he is confident that once they are installed that I will have zero vibration. I should have them in this weekend and I will update this post.
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for what its worth, i installed my rear blocks on my truck for my traction bars and the truck ended up going into ford so it went prolly 3 weeks running just the rear blocks without any vibrations without the traction bars on. if you have a 2 piece drive shaft and your stock f250 block is i think 2" so that means you raised it 2.5"s which means your carrier needs shimmed 5/8" according to what was said above^^^^^

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for what its worth, i installed my rear blocks on my truck for my traction bars and the truck ended up going into ford so it went prolly 3 weeks running just the rear blocks without any vibrations without the traction bars on. if you have a 2 piece drive shaft and your stock f250 block is i think 2" so that means you raised it 2.5"s which means your carrier needs shimmed 5/8" according to what was said above^^^^^
did your kit come with flat or angled blocks? Did it have a carrier spacer? Do you have a two piece or one piece drive shaft? Just trying to compaire.
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Mine came with an angled block. I have a one piece drive shaft because of the short wheel base I'm guessing so no carrier spacer.


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I got the bars installed this weekend and still have a little vibration. Jason is sending me a carrier spacer so hopefully this will solve my problems. I must say one thing about the traction bars.... WOW!!! My truck shifts with the Spartan 300 tune like it did when it was stock. I am very pleased so far!
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