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Exclamation need a little help here guys?!?!?!

so i have a 01 2wd f250 7.3l. i was wanting to lower the rear of the truck to level it out. i have been looking for a cheap way to achieve this or a DIY way. i found that everyone was saying to remove the blocks. the blocks on my truck where sitting in between the main spring pack and the overload spring. they were about 1-1.5 inches thick. i removed them and re took my measurements. it did not drop the truck at all. if any thing may be a 1/4".
did i do something wrong? i took the overload spring and put it on top of the other springs once the blocks were removed. is there a DIY way or cheap way to acheive this without raising the front of the truck and spending a bunch of money. i am open to suggestions guys. please i need some responses.
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so i have a 01 2wd f250 7.3l. i was wanting to lower the rear of the truck to level it out. i have been looking for a cheap way to achieve this or a DIY way. i found that everyone was saying to remove the blocks. the blocks on my truck where sitting in between the main spring pack and the overload spring. they were about 1-1.5 inches thick. i removed them and re took my measurements. it did not drop the truck at all. if any thing may be a 1/4".
did i do something wrong? i took the overload spring and put it on top of the other springs once the blocks were removed. is there a DIY way or cheap way to acheive this without raising the front of the truck and spending a bunch of money. i am open to suggestions guys. please i need some responses.
Sounds like you removed the spacer block between the main spring pack and the overload spring, instead of removing (or installing a smaller) block between the main spring pack and the axle.

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yes that is the one i removed. the block under the spring pack is welded to the axle. am i suppose to grind the welds to remove it? and it is all factory. i mean it is welded from the factory.
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Are you refering to the spring pad? Kinda need that somewhat important part.

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The block between the axle and main spring pack shouldn't be welded in.

If you remove that block (2 1/4") you will need shorter u-bolts.

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The only block under the spring pack is the metal base the springs sit on and the brake line clip is bolted to. Other then that there is no other blocks. So any other ideas?
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You will have to buy a shackle kit then.

I don't know how easily that will be to find.

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That's what I am thinking. I ve been looking and finding shackles to drop the back of a two wheel drive ain't easy at all.
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There are guys on here that have lowered 2wd's.

Start a new thread and title it something like "lowering a 2 wheel drive questions".

They might find it easier that way and be able to help.

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pretty easy to find.

type superduty lowering shackles into ebay.
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looks like they come with two holes to drop it 1" or 2"

been thinking about this for my truck.
need to put about 4000 lbs back there and see if i have room to lower it for the other 90% of the time i'm driving it.
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