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post #1 of 4 Old 01-19-2014, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Towing with lift blocks

I'm wanting to lift my F250 with a leveling kit. After looking around I'm liking the idea of maybe a 2.5" front lift and maybe a small lift block in the rear. No big deal. I tow 14-16k and I was wondering what happens back there. Is axle wrap an issue when adding blocks?

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Just to clarify, you are talking about buying a 5.5" block to REPLACE the factory 3" one right? Not a 2.5" in to stack on top of the existing one. ( and measuring first because I dunno if they are all 3", mine was)

So you'll have 5.5" of lift block. You'll probably be fine, don't go jumping on the throttle or anything, at every start. You will be getting wrap, all these trucks do. A shackled traction bar setup is a good addition to any superduty.

But guys tow with much much more lift, without traction bars so I wouldn't be too concerned unless you tow heavy

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precision metal fab makes nice blocks and also has traction block options to eliminate the wrap
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Axle wrap happens in general. Add more weight pressing the tires into the ground, add more power to start moving, axle wrap increases. I'd consider going the cheapest route of just getting a taller block first. IF you have increased wrap beyond your comfort level then you know you need traction bars.

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