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Old 09-09-2011, 10:45 AM
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what length shocks for 4" lift

I just purchased a rear add a leaf to add 2"+, and also some 2" blocks to stack with my factory F-250 blocks.


will my stock shocks be long enough?
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:50 PM
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BUMP.....nobody has a lifted OBS?
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Best way to do it is to lift the truck then measure the distance between the shock mounts to get the proper length. But you should be able to call any local offroad shop and tell them what your doing and they should be able to give you a good idea.

Be carefull with the stacked blocks back there.
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The blocks are pinned so they stick together.


I put everything together today and gave me 3 inches of lift total. Stock shocks work, but if I go to full suspension flex, my shocks will max out. I havnt experienced that yet in regular driving tho.
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i would get new shocks as it is, the ride quality will probably suffer greatly.


my question is what if you have to long of a shock?
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The shock will bottom out before the suspension does
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so it would thus make the ride quality very shatty
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You need at least 3-4" of droop left on your shock or you need longer ones.. Bilsteins would be best but you need all 4. If I can help let me know, we can get you the correct Bilsteins.
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You need at least 3-4" of droop left on your shock or you need longer ones.. Bilsteins would be best but you need all 4. If I can help let me know, we can get you the correct Bilsteins.
you got a price on those bad boys? my stock shock covers have holes in them from the e brake cable rubbing on them since 1997....looks really crappy.
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