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No axle blocks?

While fighting the low-hanging fuel tank in an attempt to change out the brown fluid in the rear diff , I noticed that my 95 dosn't have any blocks. The axle is sitting directly on the spring perches. Were blocks standard, or was there an option for a block delete?

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A 250 would have a 2" block, a 350 would have a 4" block.
Are the springs stock? probably not. A previous owner must have replaced the springs, and used ones with more arch to do away with the block.

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My 2wd F350 obs had no blocks in the rear.

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I see in your sig that you truck has airbags in the rear. The block was likely removed to keep the rear from being too high with the bags under it.

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The springs are stock. Truck sits level but annoyingly low. Overloads were removed and bags added.

Now if I only had a real axle in the front I could raise both. WTH was Ford thinking when they decided to use a TTB 50.

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I wonder if the front springs sagged, and they removed the rear blocks in a backwoods effort to level it.

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