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Block Lift Question

Im new here so I apoligize if this has been asked before. I did search and read what I found. I just picked this truck up yesterday and running through everything to see whats on here. It is a 00 F250 4WD, 7.3 powerstroke.

What looks weird is what I believe to be a lift, but cant find it online anywhere. It looks like whoever had it before used blocks in the front and rear between the axles and leafs. Is this a lift? Or were they doing a cheap way out? And will it mess up anything?

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blocks in the front are no good .. blocks in the rear even stacked when lifting with the oem block is the Norm for fords

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blocks in the front are's good .. blocks in the rear even stacked when lifting with the oem block is the Norm for fords

post some pics
I think I found my own answere after posting. Front are about 2 inch blocks, Im taking a wild guess this is a leveling kit since theres no rack to it.
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Cool .. I had to Edit my first post it looked like I said front blocks were ok due to a typo LOL

Front blocks in some states are illegal but I think it's better if the locating pin goes through the block

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Cool .. I had to Edit my first post it looked like I said front blocks were ok due to a typo LOL

Front blocks in some states are illegal but I think it's better if the locating pin goes through the block
So the blocks are bad? Hell I dont know then. I know they are there, just thought the leveling kit may have been it. The way I bought it is with 315x75x16, so I guess in order to make it right Ill have to do a lift kit. I really didnt want to spend any money except on maitenance right away.
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you may not have to spend much.... a block in front is by no means ideal, but if done properly not to bad..... making a block is really simple. but what you need to do , is take it apart, look at the center pin, make a block with a through hole and install a longer center pin to incorporate it into the spring pack, just like the rear. the amount of lift you are talking is only 1.5" roughly.

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I think it's more common on the fords to use a front block or " leveling kit " more than any other leaf sprung truck I have ever read about ..

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more common as a SMALL level......when you see a 4" block...RUNNNNNN very fast. even on the rear, especially with high torgue situations , blocks are a cheap and ( i feel ) cheesy way to accomplish something. it just escalate the amount of rear axle wrap. plus i have seen so many twist and get spit out it isnt even funny..... one of the best ways to accomplish the rear is a shackle reversal, or just new springs....DEAVER PREFERABLY.

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Agreed
I just got rid of my rear blocks in favor of all spring

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Guess ill just add that to the list of maitenance I have to do. Just got done fixing the airbag light staying on. Hell ive only had it one day, and already got one problem fixed thanks to this forum.
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