Lift Kit Help!!!! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
SilverBullet08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Exclamation Lift Kit Help!!!!

installed a rough country 4.5 inch lift on my 08.. rear end sits a lot lower than the front.. the blocks I got in the lift kit weren't big enough.. I'm not sure if the previous owner had a leveling kit he made himself, or if the blocks that were in the back prior to me doing the lift were stock.. either way I stacked them with the rough country blocks ( a no no, I know.) and even now the rear sits noticeably lower.. any suggestions on a solution? I bought a 2 inch add a leaf but am hesitant to install it until I hear your guys' opinion.. an add a leaf with stacked blocks sounds real sketchy to me.. thanks for the help!!
SilverBullet08 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
montana6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You call rough country? Tell them to send you the right block is good option. Or you could get a set of traction blocks.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using AutoGuide.Com Free App


2010 F350 auto
2inch leveling kit
35'' toyo m/ts
20'' montsers
dpf cat delete
h&s mini Max
s&b cai
montana6.0 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
SilverBullet08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
haven't called them, in my opinion, the front right now is almost a 6 inch lift and the rear looks correct for the 4.5 inch.. if I could figure out how to post pictures on here I'd do that so you could see what I'm talking about lol
SilverBullet08 is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 11-14-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
SilverBullet08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
figured out the picture thing..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	58.0 KB
ID:	45715  
SilverBullet08 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 01:25 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
montana6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oh wow, yeah that dont look right i would defiantly call them.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using AutoGuide.Com Free App


2010 F350 auto
2inch leveling kit
35'' toyo m/ts
20'' montsers
dpf cat delete
h&s mini Max
s&b cai
montana6.0 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
SilverBullet08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
alright.. would you hold off on the add a leaf?
SilverBullet08 is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 04:57 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Groveport, Ohio
Posts: 714
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 30
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah def hold off, I have the same kit on mhy 05, granted different truck. Did you say your's was used? It looks to me like they included the OEM rear block not the Rough Country one, the rough country will be like a T style of metal, where as the OEM is solid. I dont know how else to make sense of it, basically the RC one should have like lips on the block, where as the OEM doesnt.

I would call or whoever you bought it from and ask about that.

Also 1 thing I noticed is I have 1 leaf/leveler on TOP of the rear block, did you keep one on top? It's the upper most OEM one that makes contact with the stoppers, I could see that making a difference too.

Good luck. Can you get any pics IN the wheel well of how the rear setup is currently?
madcat6183 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 05:13 AM
Don't you worry about it


 
strokinpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,085
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 182 Post(s)
Thanks: 52
Thanked 223 Times in 206 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
When I got my 4" rancho lift the back of mine was lower so I added a 2" add a leaf. DO NOT DO IT. They ride like crap. I ended up with traction blocks.


Keith
2014 F250 Platinum FX4
AFE Intake
Sct x4
4" Dual Exhaust no muffler with 5" MBRP tips
4" BDS with Fox shocks
20x9 Gear Alloy Big blocks 0 offset
35" Toyo AT2's
Procomp Pro runner dual stabilizers
strokinpower is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
SilverBullet08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'll work on getting a picture inside the wheel well up this afternoon... just called rough country, he told me the blocks they sent me are supposed to be stacked with my stock blocks. he said it starts getting dangerous stacking blocks when you're going up 6+ inches with just blocks.. he also said that he thinks the previous owner of my truck hauled a lot so it's just settled down a little in the back.. regardless, he said I was perfectly safe putting the add a leaf in to raise it back up in the rear...
SilverBullet08 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 11-15-2012, 07:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
fordpwrstroke7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Far From Bieber
Posts: 2,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My truck has that exact same lift. See my sig pic. It sat about 1" higher in the rear. I've made some changes to it and removed the stacked blocks and put in PMF unitized blocks, traction bars, and airbags but it still sits only an inch higher in the rear.





2008 F-350 CCLB
2004 F-250 CCSB (sold)
1997 F-250 CCSB (sold)
1994 F-250 ECLB (sold)
fordpwrstroke7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
4.5 inch lift , add a leaf , blocks , rear end

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome