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04 Leveling question

Hey guys, i have an 04 cclb 6.0. What im hoping to do in the near future is level the truck (2 inch or 2.5inch) and put 20x12's with 33 or 35 inch tires. But i had a couple of questions. Is just getting shackles the cheap way of apporaching this? or would a leaf pack kit be a better option? Also i know some people add F-350 rear blocks as well, is that necessary for 03-04's?

Thanks for any help guys, dont have to much experience in suspension mods.
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I have been looking at the zone leveling kit myself because it is a mini spring pack but has one long leaf for extra support. With a mini spring pack you don't have to get longer shocks so you can keep your stock ones. If you like the hanger shackle kits I would look into PMF stuff.

As far as the block in the rear I would strongly recommend that you do get a bigger block after leveling as the front might sit a tad higher. So if you want it to be level then yes an f350 block would be perfect. If you still want a nice rake stance then get yourself a set of PMF 4.5in blocks and call it a day. You will need different shocks or shock extensions with the PMF block though. F350 blocks you should be good with stock shocks.
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Shackles are ok. Leafs are not good idea. They can cause the leaf springs to 'W' due to the shorter and stiffer leaf. If you are looking for cheapness, try blocks.
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my 04 f 350 is running 33x12.50x20's and I am going with a 4 inch bds kit to get better clearance. just fyi I hit when pulling into a driveway to hard and have given up on not lifting it.

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antonyjacaob- Plenty of guys running mini spring packs with no issues for years. I think I would rather take the chance of my spring getting a w as opposed to running a block in the front and have my truck fall to the ground after hitting a pot hole. Not to mention blocks in the front is completely ignorant and illegal in all states.
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