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adding a block vs. replacing with full block

I am looking to add a few inches to the rear. My options are to add a 1.5 inch block on top of factory or replace the whole thing with a 3.5 inch block. What do you guys run or recommend?

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I wouldnt stack blocks unless its a temp deal. Just buy one single setup....

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I wouldnt stack blocks unless its a temp deal. Just buy one single setup....
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yea I hate to say it but that was kind of a no brainer... single block
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Get a set of traction blocks from Notstock.

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Get a set of stock 350 blocks, they are 3 5/8'', that'd be close and they have the bump stops and angled.

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will i need new ubolts to fit the 350 blocks? would 2.5 inches up front put it dead level?

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Check to see how much of your ubolts stick out above the top spring plate. That is how much larger of a block you could add without needing new ubolts. Typically its recommended to run a 1" taller block in the rear than the front, so yes a 3.5" block in the rear with a 2.5" leveling kit would sit almost level, maybe rear high by 1/2".
If your curious about the stance of the truck, park on level ground and measure from the top of your tire to the top of the fender gap both front and rear....

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i would need a flat 350 block as i have a two piece drive shaft, i beleive

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