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Old 12-21-2012, 03:15 AM
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need some leaf spring advice removing 2" lift

Not too educated on leaf springs, but my 04 was purchased with a 2" front block lift, what parts do I need to buy to remove lift? Just shackles? Or will I need sway bar links etc? I'm sure this is simple but all I know I really know are tractor air rides and car coil Springs... Thanks for any help

One last thought, this might be wishful thinking but could I use the blocks to lift my rear Springs? All my truck does is 15k-20k towing this would help in the short term while I look into a full fbss air system
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:06 PM
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A BLOCK on top of the FRONT axle!?! WTF is up with that!?! Can you post a picture? Are you sure it's not a mini-pack?

Either way, take it out and if you have the means, you can cut/re-thread the ubolts down. This is EXACTLY what I did when I took the blocks out of the back of my truck in favor of a spring lift. I think my front u-bolts were 1/2x20.

As for the rest of the post, I'm a little confused, are you wanting to keep the ride height, just not utilizing blocks?
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your shackle should be stock, if it is just a block, remove it. rethread or replace u bolts with some shortened ones. if they did change the endlinks , i would be amazed. most likely on a 2" , the links are still stock.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:29 AM
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When I get out to my shop i'll try to get a picture of it im sure thats what I was told by the previous owner.

I am basically trying to return the front to the stock height so when I tow heavy the rear doesnt make the front end point at the sky, I know its a temp fix but the full air ride isnt cheap at 2-3k for front and back setup so for the month or so it takes for me to earn the cost back id like to at least have the front somewhat lower.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:17 AM
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Question

Posted a pic of what the front spring looks like, would that be the small block or is that just the mount for the u-bolts to grasp? If the latter is the case im guessing I will need new leaf springs to get back to stock height?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:27 AM
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Good news/bad news, that looks like a stock spring set up. 2 leafs and that big ole honkin shock mount. When you said block, I thought you meant between the axle and spring.

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:04 AM
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So I'm riding on stock height? Wouldn't be the first time a seller lies to a buyer thats ok, but I've seen other 4x4 F350 with a much lower front stance than my own...hmm need to look into a lowering solution any suggestions?
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This is not to say that there isn't a hanger system there to lift up the front. What does the front/rear of the leafs look like where they mount? Speaking of which, what do the leaf spring eyes look like? If they look like the rears, they could be a lift spring. Both of the OEM springs wrap around the forward eye.

The front should have a c-channel mount directly fixed to the frame. The rear should have an 'average' length shackle that mounts mid frame.

Another way to make it sit level is to remove the rear blocks like a friend of mine did. F250s usually have 2.5" blocks. F350s usually have a 3.5" block. Usually.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:14 PM
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Question front suspension lowering

Till the funds are here for air ride I wanted to at least lower the front an inch or 2 if possible to level out my ride when towing extra heavy, by lowering would this cause any issues with my use of 4x4?

Doesnt happen often but I use my truck with a 3car trailer so the weight varies daily from 10k-18k with a 6,000lbs trailer

Any suggestions? (Just replied to my old thread did not want to start a new one with a just one question)

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first off, post a pic of the front leafs mounting points,

secondly, the truck may have had a different rate front spring and swapped with a stiffer rate thus lifting the front......plow pack springs .

if the latter, it is possible to lower the front with out any harm, otherwise it would involve a little too much work to make it worth while.,
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