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Buying lift springs, confused?

Ok guys, I want to buy 5" springs for the back and 4" springs for the front, to lift and level. The truck is a 2002 f250 super duty, 7.3. The springs for the back say 5" lift springs, will lift vehicle 5" etc. Is this number with the stock 1.5" block? I wasn't sure if you had to re install the block to retain pinion angle or? Maybe the springs are made to install without the block, but I don't want to order the wrong springs. Thanks for any help, this is probably a very simple and easy answer!
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you will want to keep the rear block with bump stop pad.... you also need a spring that is roughly 1.5 higher in front. the rear tends to sit higher than the front stock, so if you want to lift and level , the front end needs more lift.

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the bump stop pad will do no good with lift springs other than increased lift unless you lower the frame mounted stop ,,
I find you never know what your going to get out of a spring untill it is mounted and driven on a bit ,, then I fine tune from there

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Ok, thanks for the replys. I'm just gonna order some 4 inch springs for the rear and see how much lift I getz, but do I need the pad at all for pinion angle?
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One more question, how do I buy u bolts for lift springs?
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One more question, how do I buy u bolts for lift springs?
Look in the phone book. Find your local spring shop. They can make them for you. Take an.old one and tell them how long you want.
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