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Old 02-02-2012, 06:12 AM
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Question How to make truck ride higher?

Ok so I apologize because I don't know much about the suspension on our trucks so just try to hear me out... I would like the rear end to sit higher than it does (actually the whole truck but I feel like it will be easier to just add something to the rear end.)

I have a f-250 2wd and it has a 2.5" leveling kit on the front.

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I thought I may have read on here or maybe somewhere else that I can just install f-350 leaf springs on to my truck. I'm not really sure if this will change the ride height

Option #2:
Is adding blocks to the rear-end (say 2") going to affect the ride or performance of the truck? I know I would have to install longer shocks for this which is ok because they need to be replaced anyway..

Option #3:
Get a 4" lift overall...I really don't want to do this mainly because of the price (not only the lift but the new tires and wheels I would have to also purchase)


I want to be able to do this myself. I have installed all of my own mods except for the leveling kit.

Again I apologize for the lack of knowledge on the subject but the forum has helped me put everything on my truck so far!
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:14 PM
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going to f350 blocks in the rear will give you an inch. you can also look into shackles on it that'll give you another 1.5-2 inches
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I think the early 99 4x4's have pretty tall blocks in the back, I know the front suspension is different but I believe the back is the same, mine is bone stock and sits higher than my buddies 02 f350 which is also stock... I can measure them in the morning...
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:09 PM
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It usually depends on how much the springs have been used they loose arch over time so if his sits lower it may have lost some arch in the spring
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Are the f-350 springs just a straight swap out or will I have to do some other stuff also?
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When I bought my '02 f-250 it also had a 2.5" leveling kit in the front and nothing in the rear. I installed an add-a-leaf in the rear leaf springs and it leveled it up perfectly... I got it from a local suspension place and had a choice between lifting it 2" or 3" depending on how stiff the add a leaf was ... I went with the 2" and i love it. Plus it really helped a ton with rear end sag while towing


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When I bought my '02 f-250 it also had a 2.5" leveling kit in the front and nothing in the rear. I installed an add-a-leaf in the rear leaf springs and it leveled it up perfectly... I got it from a local suspension place and had a choice between lifting it 2" or 3" depending on how stiff the add a leaf was ... I went with the 2" and i love it. Plus it really helped a ton with rear end sag while towing


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I really like this idea...Was the install pretty straight forward?
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:52 PM
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I actually had the shop do it because they owed me some work, so it ended up being free ... But it took them less than an hour .... I know he took the springs off the truck, took them apart, put the add and leaf in and put it all back together.... Not sure if he used anything special to take the leafs apart, sorry


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