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Want to take 6in lift off and drop it down to 4 in or go stock

So I bought a 2002 f350 4x4 extended cab short box and want to take it down to a 4 in lift. What do I need to do this? It has lift blocks front and rear. Not sure on the leaf springs(how many should they have stock? What is needed to get it to 4 in? Also have a 2002 f250 parts truck(v10) will all those parts swap over to return the truck back to stock suspension. Thanks guys!

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You should post pics of your current setup. You shouldnt have front blocks, sounds like your easy answer is to remove your front and rear blocks, may have to get new u-bolts, maybe yours will work see if there are enough threads on the u-bolts. A picture will help us answer questions about your trac bar and steering but if you have front blocks im guessing all that stuff is stock so you probably benifit from going down. You just straighten your steering wheel by turning the adjuster on the drag link (bar from steering box arm down to the passenger axle knuckle).. turn it clockwise if you looking at the adjuster from drivers side front wheel, ive centered them so many times I know its about 1/3 turn per 1" lol, so try turning it 2/3 of a turn and then adjust from there.

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ya remove those front blocks and the top of the rear two blocks and that should drop you down a little bit, see how you like it and go from there. That would be a free 3 hour job. If you want to go down more you'd need new springs, shocks, tires (maybe) - my point is it gets more involved and expensive. pull the blocks out and see what you think

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So what would you figure the lift will be with both top rear blocks and front block out? Do you think it will still clear the 35s? Ideal i think 33's and 4 in would be good. This kit is just a little to high for my liking.
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Get rid of those front blocks YESTERDAY! Those are way unsafe! I'd ditch that bottom leaf that is too long, also. It's only purpose in life is an additional ⅜" of lift.

Does the truck sit level now? If the top rear block is taller than the front block+bottom leaf, then it will sit tail low. I suggest measuring COMPLETE rear stack, subtract front block/bottom leaf, then use solid block the height of the difference. This will maintain the current attitude of the truck, just evenly lowered.

Shortening the steering drag link adjuster after lowering will recenter your steering wheel.

Also, cutting new threads into your U-bolts is always cheaper than new ones. I cut/threaded my U-bolts when I went from blocks to lift springs a few years ago.

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Man pictures of the undercarriage, leafspring pack and all you posted up makes me glad to be a Caifornian. A salt free state, holy crap man does that stuff ever chew the hell out of vehicles.
That of coarse is the only high point of California everything else here pretty much sucks.
LoL Karl is right get those blocks off the front end if one slips off a pin really bad things happen. The add-a-leafs really stiffen the suspension so definetly pull it.

Bottom line here is: blocks and add-a-leafs are no-no's especially on the front end.
Good luck with the project you're going to notice a improved ride. Also get some oil on those spring packs.


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Ok so how many leafs are stock front and rear? And i will definelty measure before taking blocks out. Any other tips? thanks again guys!
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