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post #11 of 15 Old 04-13-2018, 02:40 AM
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F250 trucks do not necessarily run the OEM 4" (3-5/8"??) rear block. It will depend on your factory packages and options that were ordered. The F250 standard was something like 2". That's why a lot of people will run a 2"-2.5" front leveling kit and swap in SRW F350 rear blocks. DRW trucks use an even smaller rear block.
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Does airlift model 89396 ultimate plus with the SS lines mount on the inside of the frame or outside of frame? There sure seems to be many different kits available.
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Does airlift model 89396 ultimate plus with the SS lines mount on the inside of the frame or outside of frame? There sure seems to be many different kits available.
Those mount on the tangs of the lift blocks. So inside.

Seems like in all the research I did through Airlift, the 2011+ trucks all seem to be mounted inside. 2wd on the axle, 4wd on the block tang. I could be wrong but thats all I ever see.



To the original question, I would still get the correct block size and airbags. That is just my personal preference and I feel like the correct way.
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Those mount on the tangs of the lift blocks. So inside.

Seems like in all the research I did through Airlift, the 2011+ trucks all seem to be mounted inside. 2wd on the axle, 4wd on the block tang. I could be wrong but thats all I ever see.



To the original question, I would still get the correct block size and airbags. That is just my personal preference and I feel like the correct way.
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I agree with cowboy. Its a 250 so definitely get a larger block. I have a 350 and the front sits a hair higher with a 2.5" level.
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I just went through this with my F350. I installed a 2" leveling kit up front & with the stock 350 blocks I was within 1" of level front to rear. Once I hooked my bumper pull camper up which has 1150lbs of tongue weight my rear end squated 3/4" with a Reese straightline WDH. I couldn't adjust the squat out of the truck so I went with Airlift 5000 Ultimate bags, it was only 3/4" but I knew it would bother me & even with a great WDH I couldn't get the truck to level the way I wanted. A weight distribution hitch is only part of the equation, I prefer the ability to adjust the rear based on load. I also installed rear Bilstein 5100's while I was there & when I took the truck for a road test it rode like a dream even with 30psi in the bags (testing to make sure the bags didn't leak) I will run the bags at 5 psi empty & adjust as necessary when I hook the camper up but if you wanted to keep them aired up to get the additional inch in the rear I'm sure you'd be fine. With 30psi in my bags I am lifted 2" in the rear over stock & it's back to the factory rake. Just bite the bullet & get the bags, the install took me most of the day but is pretty straight forward & now I don't have to worry about the truck squatting.
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