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1997 F250 CHEAP WAY TO DO LIFT KIT?

1997 F250 CHEAP WAY TO DO LIFT KIT? Can i use blocks front & back? & is there anything else I would have to exstend? Or is there a cheaper & easyer way. Dont really want to add leafs cause the truck is already heaver then I want suspension wise!
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RSK and super duty v code springs is the cheapest route I believe.

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RSK and super duty v code springs is the cheapest route I believe.
You need a Dana 60 to do rsk the only way with the ttb is to buy a kit from someone. And never put lift blocks in front

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You need a Dana 60 to do rsk the only way with the ttb is to buy a kit from someone. And never put lift blocks in front
Yeah I realized after I posted that he said 250 not 350, wasn't sure if it was possible on the 50 or not so I learned something too.

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Absolute cheapest way? Throw a few hockey pucks where the body mounts to the frame.
You'll get what you pay for when it comes to lifting a truck. Simply adding blocks to the front would throw your suspension so far out of whack you'll be buying new tires every 5k.
Best way to lift the current configuration is to get a kit with new leafs, shocks, front axle pivot bracket and a drop pitman arm, and throw some 4" blocks under the rear.
Better yet would be to D60 swap the front and add 4" blocks to the rear. Should have you just about level.
Keep in mind the higher you get the truck off the ground, and the bigger tires you run, the shorter your ball joints/ wheel bearings/ axle u-joints / tie rods are going to last.

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the rear u can do blocks..the front maybe new springs
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guy here in so-cal selling full brand new never installed rancho lift kit i think it is, 4 inch lift for $750

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