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RC 8" lift - U-bolts too short

On the RC 8" kit, it says to install the new springs with the supplied U-bolts, but those bolts are about 4" too short. Does the stock bumpstop block need removed for this? I don't see it in the instructions.

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Hmm, looks like the 350 had 4" blocks in the rear and 250 only had 2" (according to RC), yet I have 4" ones installed.

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I ran in to that exact same problem back in 05 when I first lifted my truck. It had 350 blocks instead of 250 blocks. Rather than trying to buy the 250 blocks, I just went out and bought new U-bolts.
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I've got some shorter blocks on the way and RC sent me longer bolts for free so win-win. I figure with the 350 blocks the back may be higher than I want. If so then I'll swap to the 250s.

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Are you trying to keep your factory overload sppring?

Most of the time those are removed when a lift is done. This would make your u-bolts too short for sure

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I am not sure what you mean buy that. Do you have a picture? What I did was remove the stock spring pack and install the one they gave me.

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The factory overload spring is a single spring that goes on top of the rear spring pack and is separated by an additional block on the top. If you only installed the spring pack RC gave you and did not put this back on top, then you're fine. You're not trying to retain it. Some guys try and keep this when they lift their truck. It can be done, but you need the longest u-bolts RC makes. You can see by the picture how trying to add this back on top of your lifted springs would make your u-bolts too short.

Sounds like that is not what you are doing, but it was just a thought.


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Nope. I had didn't have one of them on my truck. Either it broke off like the rest of the leaves or someone else before me removed it.

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I am not sure what you mean buy that. Do you have a picture? What I did was remove the stock spring pack and install the one they gave me.
If you got all new leafs with the kit, then it is def the larger block messing you up. IF you have a semi repair shop close to you, some of them will make you new U-bolts on site. For like 30 bucks. I know you said some are being sent to you, but just sayin, if you wanted to have it rollin asap, that is an option.

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