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Adding A Leveling Kit on a Lift Kit??

2012 F350 Lariat 4x4 with the FX4 package and had an 8" ProComp Stage 2 lift installed, Toyo Open Country 38x15.5r20 tires and a set of Fuel Throttle 20x12 -44 4.75"bs rims.
Right now the front tires just catch the outer corner of the tire on the fender and the back end of the truck sits 1-2" lower then the front.
Can I add a 2" leveling kit to the front and the 3" stock block in the rear? I will change out the shocks F&R to compensate for the added length and have U bolts made for the rear.
Never done this before so any input would be appreciated. Thanks



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hhhhmmmm ok just by looking at this it yes you can as long as your lift in the back is springs and not blocks and then just throw the spacers up under the coil springs in the front but thats odd that your front is sitting higher than your rear you might want to check your torsion arms and see how far they are turned in im betting thats what they did in order to get the tires in there, i had a truck years ago like that

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hhhhmmmm ok just by looking at this it yes you can as long as your lift in the back is springs and not blocks and then just throw the spacers up under the coil springs in the front but thats odd that your front is sitting higher than your rear you might want to check your torsion arms and see how far they are turned in im betting thats what they did in order to get the tires in there, i had a truck years ago like that
No Torsion bars on this truck. Has a solid axle with coil springs.
The rear came with 2 leaves and a new block.
Thinking of putting the stock 3" block I took out back in under the block from the lift kit. Of course I have to have U-Bolts made for it.
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are you going to run with both blocks in ???

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blue spring.... its really blue
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coolant bypass and fillters
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4 inch turbo back
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2.7 leveling kit



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are you going to run with both blocks in ???
I was thinking so, yes. That's why I was going to get longer U-Bolts

I might be needing brake lines too if I stack up?
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Figure out what you want to do with the front and then figure out how much higher the rear needs to be. Then get a traction block system with the single block equalling the total of the block in now plus the desired lift.

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That's a good looking truck. Those tires and wheels being so wide is not helping you any with the rubbing

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Figure out what you want to do with the front and then figure out how much higher the rear needs to be. Then get a traction block system with the single block equalling the total of the block in now plus the desired lift.
yeah dont run with two blocks in. but i think you might have trouble finding a block that big you want to put a leveliing kit on the front and raise the rear and your already at 8" of lift...... this is what i would do find a 8" lift leaf pack and use the 3" factory block

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yeah dont run with two blocks in. but i think you might have trouble finding a block that big you want to put a leveliing kit on the front and raise the rear and your already at 8" of lift...... this is what i would do find a 8" lift leaf pack and use the 3" factory block
You can have a block made to fit exactly what he needs. You could make the block 12" tall and properly set it up with traction bars the truck is going to respond great. Contact One Up Offroad and have a set made for your truck. Trust me it will be worth it.



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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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yes u can do the front but stacking blocks is dangerous i agrre with the idea of a custom block made at a slight angle to stop axle wrap quite as much also ladder bars might be an option in the future which stops axle wrap completely also the fron kit will depend on if your lift is strait coilspring or if its a spring and leveling kit cause many companys do this on eight inch kits they use a 2 inch spacer on a 6 inch coil so u might have to buy a leveling kit for the bottom pearches theyre like a 30 minute job so find out before u go buying
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