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What is the Best Way to Lift Rear 2"

I have a 2006 F250, 6.0 King Ranch crew cab, 8' bed. I installed a leveling kit in the front end and now it sits about 1 inch higher in the front than in the back. I would like to have a little rake from back to front which would require about 2" of lift in the rear. I'm wondering what is the best way to achieve this?

I'm leaning toward just replacing the 2" rear blocks with 4" but want to know if there are any better options to achieve a little rear lift? If the 4" blocks is the answer, do I need to do anything special besides simply sticking them in?
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I would do a new block with the bumpstop and new u bolts

u should be fine precision metal fab can set u up ,, if your not worried about the bumpstop any 4 inch block should work ,, but I am not sure if you would want a tapered block or straight

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I would do a new block with the bumpstop and new u bolts

u should be fine precision metal fab can set u up ,, if your not worried about the bumpstop any 4 inch block should work ,, but I am not sure if you would want a tapered block or straight
I was just going to order the block and U-Bolt kit online but didn't know if I needed to shim anything or whether I needed a tapered block? As mentioned, my truck is a 2006, full 4 door with 8' bed.
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I'm also wondering if there is an option to change the leaf springs to gain a couple of inches?
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you can do an add a leaf. they make them also.
Short and long leaf . Shorts are easier to install and ride a little rougher.
longs are a little harder to install as they go in your existing leaf pack....thats what i did on my last truck.
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I decided not to add a leaf as I didn't want my ride any harsher that it already is. I just went with a Daystar 2" rear block kit from XDP. According to the mfg. they are designed to be used in conjunction with the existing 2" block.

How do I know if I need to do any shimming once I add this extra 2" of lift?
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