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2 1/2 leveling kit 5" rear blocks before/after pics

This weekend I installed a Newton 2 1/2" leveling kit with there 5" rear blocks. I'm posting before and after pics for those who are still on the fence with the 5" blocks. I was very happy with there kit. To me it seemed like the most complete kit out there after doing a lot of looking. $249 shipped including shipping with the rear blocks. Also installed a dual steering stabilizer at the same time. Install time was about 5 hour by my self. Tire on the truck are 305/60r20 on the factory Harley rims. First pic before (completely stock F350) second pic after.
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A couple more before and after pics.
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F250 Crew Cab short box

Mods: S&B Intake, H&S Tuner, Delete Pipe, Newton 2 1/2" Leveling Kit with 5.5" traction bar blocks, 305/60R20 Goodyear Silent Armor Tires on Stock Harley Rims.
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looks great man. did you get new shocks with it, or shock extenders? you running factory shocks? So the 5" block gave you the factory rake, right? i want the factory slope towards the front when i level, so technically it won't be perfectly level.

didn't the kit come with a track bar drop down bracket? Easy to install? how's the caster on your truck now? drive straight? what kind of steering stabilizers?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm clearly on the verge of doing the same. LOL

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looks great man. did you get new shocks with it, or shock extenders? you running factory shocks? So the 5" block gave you the factory rake, right? i want the factory slope towards the front when i level, so technically it won't be perfectly level.

didn't the kit come with a track bar drop down bracket? Easy to install? how's the caster on your truck now? drive straight? what kind of steering stabilizers?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm clearly on the verge of doing the same. LOL
Yes they are factory shocks. The kit comes with shock extentions for the font and the rears are long enough for the 5" blocks. The truck has a slop to the front like factory just not as much. I wanted the back a little higher then the front for the look but it not as dramatic as factory was. It does come with the track bar spacer and if you follow what they say to do it was easy. After it was done it drove just like it did before straight. I did have to readjust the drag link to get the steering wheel straight again. That was the hardest part of the whole thing mine was rusty. Once I got it free it was pretty simple. A couple of test drives and readjustments to it and its straight. As far as the steering stabilizers I went with the Topgun Customz`s setup with there shocks $169. I'm very happy with it. Its a lot better feeling in the steering wheel then the stock one going over bumps plus I don't do any off roading so I thought the cheaper ones would work fine for now and I can always upgrade the shocks on it later if I need to.

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thanks for the response! beautiful truck BTW

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thanks for the response! beautiful truck BTW
Thanks. I just took some measurements if it helps. The front straight up the center of the wheel is 43 5/8" and the back is 45 1/4". I almost thought about getting a 5 1/2" block.

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GREAT INFO! Thanks man!

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I have the exact same setup, only I haven't installed my rear blocks yet, I think I ordered 5.5's but I can't remember. Everything went together easy except the front shocks after the shock spacers and the thinned down rubber bushings and washers wouldn't all fit so I left of the rubber washer on the top. My front shocks are bilsteins and the stud just wasn't long enough. Did the front shock spacers work for you?


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I have the exact same setup, only I haven't installed my rear blocks yet, I think I ordered 5.5's but I can't remember. Everything went together easy except the front shocks after the shock spacers and the thinned down rubber bushings and washers wouldn't all fit so I left of the rubber washer on the top. My front shocks are bilsteins and the stud just wasn't long enough. Did the front shock spacers work for you?


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Yes the stock ones had just enough tread with the new rubber washers on to make it. New better shocks are in my future. Soon I hope

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Great looking truck. I have looking at 2.5 lifts and been looking at newtons lift. I think I might go with the 5.5" block in back. Thanks for all the good pics and information!!



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