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Old 11-30-2013, 06:04 AM
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Amazon front leveling kit

I've been looking at a front leveling kit on amazon.com for about $130. I understand you're never supposed to use blocks on the front, only lift springs or shackles. So this kit consists of a "mini spring pack" of steel plates which bolt together, then insert between the spring and axle with longer u bolts. So basically, they are blocks. Do these seem like a viable, safe option, or something to avoid?

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I've been looking at a front leveling kit on amazon.com for about $130. I understand you're never supposed to use blocks on the front, only lift springs or shackles. So this kit consists of a "mini spring pack" of steel plates which bolt together, then insert between the spring and axle with longer u bolts. So basically, they are blocks. Do these seem like a viable, safe option, or something to avoid?

Leveling / Lift Kit, for Ford F-250, F-350 Trucks, Excursion 4x4, Years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, (FLK2-FBA):Amazon:Automotive

Mini spring packs are alright for a small lift/level. The difference is that spring packs actually have some length to them and distribute the weight more evenly. A block would just have all the weight and tension of the steering on a single point.

Its kinda hard to explain, but hopefully you see the difference as mini spring packs have staggered leafs and not just a straight block.


I think you will only be able to find mini-spring packs for up to 3" of lift because anything over that can be dangerous.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:20 AM
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Thank you. Yeah, that makes sense, plus I just noticed the mini springs bolt through the leafs, where as blocks just have a locating tit on them usually. I was thinking of these or the longer shackle/mount drop kit. I like this option since it's cheaper and I can keep the stock length shocks. Thanks again for your insight.

P.s. I like the Pete in your signature. I've been driving a '99 379. 3406 cat, 18 speed, 265" wheel base 36" sleeper, 909,000 miles! I start a new job tomorrow. Not sure yet what they'll put me in, but probably a freightshaker. I'm a KW guy...
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