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block under rear spring?

So I have a 6 inch lift on my truck that I had someone else put on. What I am wondering if anyone knows is if those stock riser blocks in the rear should have been removed?
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That totally depends on what lift you got.
Some replace the block, some stack blocks, some use new leafs

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That totally depends on what lift you got.
Some replace the block, some stack blocks, some use new leafs
My lift is all new leafs. Thats why i thought it was wierd. So currently my new leafs are sitting
on my old factory blocks.
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That sound reasonable.
It's a 6" lift spring with the stock block.
To eliminate the block, you would need a 10" spring

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and a 10" lift spring will ride like a sh1t brickhouse

flatter springs ride better
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Ok cool. Just wanted to make sure.

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You should be quite happy your truck wasn't lifted with all blocks. Somebody spent a lot more money than they had to.

I completely eliminated my blocks, factory one too, it was 3" (f350's should have a 4" IIRC).

I have superlift 5" lift springs, combined with a PMF 4.5" shackle flip, and ruffstuff 8" long spring perches, rides almost like stock.

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You should be quite happy your truck wasn't lifted with all blocks. Somebody spent a lot more money than they had to.

I completely eliminated my blocks, factory one too, it was 3" (f350's should have a 4" IIRC).

I have superlift 5" lift springs, combined with a PMF 4.5" shackle flip, and ruffstuff 8" long spring perches, rides almost like stock.
Well its not somebody. I bought the lift and i would never just lift it with blocks. yours sounds real nice though but spent a bit more than i did. If i could have afforded amd justified it then it would have been awsome to do a shackle flip.
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Well its not somebody. I bought the lift and i would never just lift it with blocks. yours sounds real nice though but spent a bit more than i did. If i could have afforded amd justified it then it would have been awsome to do a shackle flip.
oh okay I read your first post as somebody else lifted the truck, like you had bought it with a lift already done. I need to read slower.

And there isn't any real need to remove the stock block, I just had the 5" springs and the 4.5" flip made everything work the cheapest for me.

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Ewwww I just though of another question. I have duel steering stabilizer shocks and am wondering if there's a better way to mount them. Currently they are mounted on the underside of the axle pretty much a little toward the front. I've already smashed one in driving an a skidder road that had lots of stumps. Is there a way to mount them toward the top front area?

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