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Old 11-28-2012, 05:50 PM
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Which blocks for a leaf spring front end?

My brother has an f250, an 03 or 05 or something... It has front leaf springs. I'm going to give him my 08 f350 rear blocks from my truck after I lifted it for the rear of his truck. Mine are 1.5" taller than his rears and he would prob want to lift his front the same 1.5". Which blocks should be look into getting?? He is kinda a cheap guy and wouldn't get something too $$$
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Are you talkin bout blocks for the front end? Just be warned/told that you will be told your and spring shops will advise stongly against doing it! Safety reasons! Leverage! stopping power? But One big tip if you do put blocks up front, put new center bolt all the way through the springs and blocks before you put the NEW U bolts
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Bad bad idea
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Then.....aal??
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1st, 05 truck don't use leaf springs in the front.
2nd you don't use blocks in the front. Either add/replace the springs or replace the hangers.
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My brother has an f250, an 03 or 05 or something... It has front leaf springs. I'm going to give him my 08 f350 rear blocks from my truck after I lifted it for the rear of his truck. Mine are 1.5" taller than his rears and he would prob want to lift his front the same 1.5". Which blocks should be look into getting?? He is kinda a cheap guy and wouldn't get something too $$$
You get what you pay for. You and your brother should do some homework before you risk injuring yourself and more importantly others.
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Blocks are dangerous especially in the front also illegal in all 50 I think.
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is this a joke never use blocks in the front end ever
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pre 05 leafs, 05 up coils.

since he has leafs, look into a SPRING STEEL aal, or replace the hangers and shackle with a set for lifting, or look into replacement springs. '

if you do hangers/shackles beware of travel limits, so not to over compress the leafs.
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My brother has an f250, an 03 or 05 or something... It has front leaf springs. I'm going to give him my 08 f350 rear blocks from my truck after I lifted it for the rear of his truck. Mine are 1.5" taller than his rears and he would prob want to lift his front the same 1.5". Which blocks should be look into getting?? He is kinda a cheap guy and wouldn't get something too $$$
For the amount of $ that cheap bastard is going to spend on u-bolts to clamp those blocks (u bolts ain't cheap), he could buy a hanger kit or an add-a-leaf. Going the cheap route usually costs more in the end.

Oh yeah, front blocks are mucho bad ideao!

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