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What's been done to my truck - suspension?

Hey guys. I'm in need of new tires, and I'd like 35's (315/75/r16). Currently I have 33's (305/70/r16) Nitto Terra Grapplers and I never rub.

I got to looking at the rear and my block appears to be ~2.5" (right around at 2 5/8"). From everything I've read this does not appear to be standard. In fact - I'm wondering where it came from, because it has a bump stop like the OEM 2" and 4" block that comes stock for the F250 and F350 respectively.

Anyway - that got me thinking that maybe something had been done to the front too, because when parked in the carport the dimensions appear to be the following (from the ground to the top of the wheel cutout)...

Front Driver Side: 38 3/8" Front Pass. Side: 38 1/4"

Drivers Rake: 1 1/4" Passenger Rake: 1 5/8"

Rear Driver Side: 39 5/8" Rear Pass. Side: 39 7/8"

The only one it could really be is the spring hanger / shackle kit with or without a relocated track bar bracket. The rest I think I'd be able to determine, right? I'm just wondering what I need to do to determine what will clear 35's, and I need a place to start. Can't afford just to start buying things hoping they fit.

What I am thinking about doing is adding ~1" of lift via a "mini-spring pack" to the front and then adding a 3.5" block to the rear (for apprx. 1" lift) to keep about the same rake I have now and that's as much additional length that I have left in my current u-bolts. However, I need to know what my current setup to make sure this won't mess anything up.

I snapped a couple shots last night under the truck, but the lighting was bad, and I'm not sure you'll be able to make them out. Any help you guys could provide would be great such as what to check/measure/look at/snap pictures of.

If this does pan out, and I decide to add only 1 inch more by way of height under the springs, is there anything wrong with using a 1" block under the front leafs? It's essentially the same thing as a mini-spring pack, and since it's not like 2-2.5" tall, it seems like it'd be just as safe.

Thanks, guys. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Pictures for what it's worth... Pictures

1999.5 Ford F-250 7.3L - 208K miles CCSB
Airaid Stage 1 Intake / Muffler Delete
TS 6-Position Chip (stock burns)
305x70x16 Terra's on 16x8 Vision Wheels
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