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1'' lift in rear??

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I have an 05 f250 and i want to do a front 2.5 inch leveling kit and an inch in back. What is the best way to go about doing this 1" in back? F350 blocks or a 1" added block to the existing F250 block?? Any opinions??
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Get an F350 block.

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I would grab a new single block in the size you want and a new set of u bolts!
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Usually its a bad idea to stack blocks. Like said before, a block off of an F-350 is 1" taller, so that's the route I'd take.

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Usually its a bad idea to stack blocks. Like said before, a block off of an F-350 is 1" taller, so that's the route I'd take.
stacking blocks isn't the problem the the problem is longer u bolts= more stress on the u bolts because the axle has more leverage working against the u bolts. so you'll be fine if you just add a 1"block (make sure you put the 1" under the factory though so the bump stop isn't moved down any) or blocks from an f-350


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if i went to a junk yard couldnt i pull the blocks and u bolts off an f350?? if so What years would i be looking for??
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if i went to a junk yard couldnt i pull the blocks and u bolts off an f350?? if so What years would i be looking for??
i'm not 100% sure but i would guess 99-07. but all blocks are about the same.


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1" zero rate would be another option.

An F-350 block is almost 2" taller than a 3/4 ton block.

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Oh really, I thought it was only about an inch taller. Hmmm... guess i better do a little more research.

Forgive me but what is a 1" zero rate??
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Oh really, I thought it was only about an inch taller. Hmmm... guess i better do a little more research.

Forgive me but what is a 1" zero rate??
a "zero rate" bolts into the spring pack. its very similar to a block. they also allow you to either center the axle or offset it to the front or rear of the truck. it may still require a longer u bolt but you take the spring pack apart and put it in run the bolt that holds the spring pack together back through. just make sure you have around an 1 1/2 inches of thread showing over the top of the nuts on the u bolts if not you'll have to get longer u bolts. below is a picture of one
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