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post #1 of 22 Old 07-12-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Truck not level after 4" lift?

I have a 01 F250, CCSB, 35" tires, with a 4" Superlift lifts which includes springs in front and 4" blocks in rear. I bought the truck as it sits for the most part a year ago. When the lift kit was installed they put the 4" blocks under the factory 2" block. When I look at the truck I think that there is still a rake to the truck towards the front (probably close to amount from factory). I measured the gap in the wheel well from the top of the tire to center lip of the fender (center) and the rear has 2" more gap then the front. I was thinking of pulling the two blocks from the rear which now measure out to 6" and putting in one 4" block with the built in bump stop tang. Do you think it would level it out, and look good or would it look odd. I know that the 2" isn't a lot but to my eye it seems there is a lot of extra gap in the rear. Anyone with a 4" lift in front and only put 2" lift in rear ?
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I think more of a personal preference. I think it looks good like that. Plus if you throw a load in the bed or a trailer on there it will be nice and level. If you do pull it out it would be good to throw in a block with the bumpstops!!

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I'd pull the 2" block and go with the level look. Would be safer without stacked blocks anyways.
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If I remove the 2" factory block then I lose the bumpstop tang. I did check and it was obvious that the tang has hit the bumpstop in a while, if ever. I have B code springs in rear with overload springs.

I did see that on Superduty HQ they had 4" blocks with the bumpstop tang. I'd like to see a truck with a 4"/2" lift prior to changing blocks. I'm torn but I do prefer the level look.
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If I remove the 2" factory block then I lose the bumpstop tang. I did check and it was obvious that the tang has hit the bumpstop in a while, if ever. I have B code springs in rear with overload springs.

I did see that on Superduty HQ they had 4" blocks with the bumpstop tang. I'd like to see a truck with a 4"/2" lift prior to changing blocks. I'm torn but I do prefer the level look.
You can pull the 2" block just to give you an idea what it will look like then buy a block with the tang if you feel the need. I doubt you will ever hit the bump stops unless you offroad and cycle the suspension a lot.
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you need to lose the blocks, flip the rear hanger, and run a somewhat custom shackle to the height you like. you win in both looks and ride quality

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Safe to say that if I get stock length f350 u bolts and remove the 2" factory block that the u bolts will fit with just the 4" block ?
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Sounds to me that you may need to pull the factory block and the 4" block then install a 5" aftermarket block w/ bump stop. this would bring your truck almost level.

As you stated: there is still a rake to the truck towards the front
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If you tow or haul anything I would keep some rake if not take the block out.


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