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Adding F350 rear blocks to F250. What else will I need?

I currently have a 2.5" leveling kit on the front of my 2008 F250. The rear of my truck is sitting 1" lower than the front at this point, which is why I want to add the 4" block kit from Readylift. My truck is a 4x4 CC short bed, no helper springs and 2 piece driveshaft. Will I need to have anything else to do this block other than what comes with the Readylift kit?

I have done some reading and it seems that some people need driveshaft shims and some don't.

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My recommendation is to get a Newton rear block kit. It comes with a drive shaft shim and longer "U" bolts everything you need. I did the same thing on my 08 F350 but to make mine a little higher in the rear I went with 5" block. I also think Newton`s block kits are cheaper in price then ready lifts. Newton Lifts - Home

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not familiar with the ready lift kits but make sure you have enough room on your u-bolts or that the kit come with new ones. and to do it right i would get a carrier bearing drop bracket. more expensive than shims but can get you at the exact angle you need to be and can be used if you ever decide to add more lift. both one up offroad and precision metal fab sell them. i have the one from PMF and its a great piece

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My recommendation is to get a Newton rear block kit. It comes with a drive shaft shim and longer "U" bolts everything you need. I did the same thing on my 08 F350 but to make mine a little higher in the rear I went with 5" block. I also think Newton`s block kits are cheaper in price then ready lifts. Newton Lifts - Home
Thanks for the link. I have a 1-1/2 lift on the front now and sit about a half inch low in the back. I think I'll get there 2-1/2" lift ams lift the back 2". Should leave me at a 1/2" high in the back. Anyone see anything wrong with this??
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My recommendation is to get a Newton rear block kit. It comes with a drive shaft shim and longer "U" bolts everything you need. I did the same thing on my 08 F350 but to make mine a little higher in the rear I went with 5" block. I also think Newton`s block kits are cheaper in price then ready lifts. Newton Lifts - Home
Thanks for the link! I just sent them an E-mail. Hope they can help me out.
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If your truck is a short bed, you will probably want to add a 1/4" carrier shim. You will also want a tapered block if you go with a 4" block. We have both aswell as longer ubolts. Here is a link to our blocks and such, Ford Fabricated Lift Blocks. You can order over our website or feel free to order directly over the phone! If there is anything I can assist with, dont hesitate to let me know!

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