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Reusing stock u bolts with newton lift

I was wondering if the newton 2.5" leveling kit with a 4" rear block required new u bolts are if there is still room on the factory bolts.

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Installed the same kit on mine about a month or so ago. It serves it purpose well.

The stock U bolts are not long enough though. The U bolts that come with the kit work good and seem sturdier. The are plenty long as well. Probably the same you would get if you went with a 5" block.

The part that gave me trouble was the track bar spacers. I found curse words that were not in my regular vocabulary. The tabbed bolts in the frame will test your patience and humanity..

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I was wondering if the newton 2.5" leveling kit with a 4" rear block required new u bolts are if there is still room on the factory bolts.
Not to steal your thread, but how is the newton product quality and also can you post a pic of the finished product because, I am thinking about going with the same set up.
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Not to steal your thread, but how is the newton product quality and also can you post a pic of the finished product because, I am thinking about going with the same set up.

Below is a before and after with the Newton 2.5" and 4" blocks. Definitely a good product. And the quality was nice as well, IMO. Took about 6 hours to do but as they say, "if I had to do it again, I could do it in half the time".

Definitely can tell a difference in height. Ride quality is pretty much the same as before. No noticeable difference and the axle has not shifted.

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That kit looks better than any other I've seen besides the 6inch or higher but, I have no need to that just want a lil bigger tires nothing crazy
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