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Old 06-12-2012, 04:49 PM
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3 inch lift blocks (New Shocks?!)

I am planning on buying the kit below and was thinking of going with the 4.5" block, which is close to the f350 block. I have a 2000 f250. My question is that if i go with this block do I need a longer shock in the rear? I have tried looking it up but can't find the answer anywhere on here any advice from people that have done this befoe would be appreciated. Thanks, Josh

FORD SUPERDUTY F250-F350 1999-04 LEVELING LIFT KIT 3.0" | eBay
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:34 PM
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I am planning on buying the kit below and was thinking of going with the 4.5" block, which is close to the f350 block. I have a 2000 f250. My question is that if i go with this block do I need a longer shock in the rear? I have tried looking it up but can't find the answer anywhere on here any advice from people that have done this befoe would be appreciated. Thanks, Josh

FORD SUPERDUTY F250-F350 1999-04 LEVELING LIFT KIT 3.0" | eBay
Try this link Bilstein - KYB - Rancho - Monroe - Edelbrock Automotive Truck Shocks and Struts - Shockwarehouse.com

you may need longer shocks. I installed a 6" lift and ended up replacing the std shocks that came with the kit with some nicer Bilstein Shocks - they have various lengths for various size lifts. As well as other brands, You can call them and they can help you size it up
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I have f350 blocks on my f250 and my shocks are 2 inches longer than my dads stock f250...
i just went with pro comp es9000 but bilsteins are the best.
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FYI The ebay parts will get you bump steer......you cannot drop a track bar without droping a equal amount the Pitman arm. This is why no quality manufactor uses them for under 4" lifts..they gtt you a adj track bar.

With mini spring packs you use stock length shocks, you will need longer rears

The "progressive" pack...what a joke these will not give extra support..you may also want to talk to Deaver spring..who orginaly made mini spring packs for SD trucks about why the will NOT make them more than 2".
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FYI The ebay parts will get you bump steer......you cannot drop a track bar without droping a equal amount the Pitman arm. This is why no quality manufactor uses them for under 4" lifts..they get you a adj track bar.
Im a little confused. I dont like this kit very much. But it comes with these little spacers that drops the bracket down that holds the track bar.
And this requires a longer pitman arm?

Verses just an Adj track bar which replaces the stock arm but is longer.


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Thats insanely dangerous...and a mickey mouse bandaid instead of doing it correctly.

Either get a adjustable track bar, all thats needed or get a fabbed track bar bracket and droped pitman arm thats correct for a 3" lift...guess what none are available ....
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So your saying that if I run a adjustable track bar it should be "ok" ? I do not have my heart set on this kit I just figured it looked reasonable. I want a simple little lift so when I run 325 65 18's I wont looked too stuffed. If you have any suggestions on how to acheive this I am all ears and would love to know. Thanks again Josh
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1999-2004 Ford F250 2.5 Lift Kit - Zone Offroad [F4-JLK] - $295.95 : Leveling Kits - Lift Kits - Wheels & Tires - Just Leveling Kits

Does something like this look better ?
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That will work, will ride just a little stiffer than stock..

The best riding kits are a complete hanger kit with a adj track bar..but will need longer shocks.
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OMG, don't buy that ebay kit. I would go with the Zone kit or like CT said, a hanger kit. I have 4.5" hangers and the mini spring pack. Rides like stock. I wanna replace the front with a 4" spring for more lift. One day I will get it done!
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