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Leveling My Truck

What is the least expensive and easiest way to level my truck? It has 2" blocks on the rear axle. Should I or could I just remove them? I'd rather raise the front.

It's a 2000 F250 SC. 4x4 shortbox
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do not remove the rear blocks. a number of companies sell spacer kits to raise the front end for a leveled look.

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Check out the Icon Mini Spring Pack or one of the spring hanger kits. Call Precision Metal Fab they can get you setup
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I recently installed a Pro Comp 2" hanger and shackle kit that I got for just over $200 shipped from a vendor here. I really like the kit, and the ride quality is great.


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What is the least expensive and easiest way to level my truck? It has 2" blocks on the rear axle. Should I or could I just remove them? I'd rather raise the front.

It's a 2000 F250 SC. 4x4 shortbox
The ABSOLUTE cheapest and best looking way i've seen is to go to the junk yard and find a school bus, cut the leaf springs off of it. These springs like up PERFECT in sequence with the factory leaf springs. I've done it to 3 trucks and it looks awesome and its dirt cheap. The only other thing you'll need is 2 new U Bolts and idk about where your at but i can get em both for $20 bucks here


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Deaver or Icon mini spring packs because they won't affect the ride quality and will not require longer shocks as all other ways will. You will need a adj track bar as the axle will shift. We have all thats needed..PM me if I can help.

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The ABSOLUTE cheapest and best looking way i've seen is to go to the junk yard and find a school bus, cut the leaf springs off of it. These springs like up PERFECT in sequence with the factory leaf springs. I've done it to 3 trucks and it looks awesome and its dirt cheap. The only other thing you'll need is 2 new U Bolts and idk about where your at but i can get em both for $20 bucks here
Any school bus in particular?
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The ABSOLUTE cheapest and best looking way i've seen is to go to the junk yard and find a school bus, cut the leaf springs off of it. These springs like up PERFECT in sequence with the factory leaf springs. I've done it to 3 trucks and it looks awesome and its dirt cheap. The only other thing you'll need is 2 new U Bolts and idk about where your at but i can get em both for $20 bucks here
Does it ride rough as heck? I like a stiff front suspension but a school bus spring has to be super stiff. I used a spring pack myself. Bought a cheap front add a leaf and it barley raised the truck. Dont go that route. But if you must you can have my add a leaf if you come pick it up. Its not worth wasting your time putting in in my opinion. Love my progressive spring pack.

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Out of the 3 or 4 trucks I've leveled with the school bus springs I've never felt a change in ride quality. And usually the type of bus doesn't matter cause they have a ton of leaf springs so a few of them are bound to measure up regardless of the type of bus


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do not remove the rear blocks. a number of companies sell spacer kits to raise the front end for a leveled look.
Personally i would look into the newton kits, i ordered mine and it is a quality kit. Have yet to install it because of the lack of time lately but i am anxious to do so.
Have also heard nothing but great things from people who have installed the newton kits.
And why shouldn't I remove the blocks?
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