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This weekend I installed a Newton 2 1/2" leveling kit with there 5" rear blocks. I'm posting before and after pics for those who are still on the fence with the 5" blocks. I was very happy with there kit. To me it seemed like the most complete kit out there after doing a lot of looking. $249 shipped including shipping with the rear blocks. Also installed a dual steering stabilizer at the same time. Install time was about 5 hour by my self. Tire on the truck are 305/60r20 on the factory Harley rims. First pic before (completely stock F350) second pic after.
 

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A couple more before and after pics.
 

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looks great man. did you get new shocks with it, or shock extenders? you running factory shocks? So the 5" block gave you the factory rake, right? i want the factory slope towards the front when i level, so technically it won't be perfectly level.

didn't the kit come with a track bar drop down bracket? Easy to install? how's the caster on your truck now? drive straight? what kind of steering stabilizers?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm clearly on the verge of doing the same. LOL
 

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looks great man. did you get new shocks with it, or shock extenders? you running factory shocks? So the 5" block gave you the factory rake, right? i want the factory slope towards the front when i level, so technically it won't be perfectly level.

didn't the kit come with a track bar drop down bracket? Easy to install? how's the caster on your truck now? drive straight? what kind of steering stabilizers?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm clearly on the verge of doing the same. LOL
Yes they are factory shocks. The kit comes with shock extentions for the font and the rears are long enough for the 5" blocks. The truck has a slop to the front like factory just not as much. I wanted the back a little higher then the front for the look but it not as dramatic as factory was. It does come with the track bar spacer and if you follow what they say to do it was easy. After it was done it drove just like it did before straight. I did have to readjust the drag link to get the steering wheel straight again. That was the hardest part of the whole thing mine was rusty. Once I got it free it was pretty simple. A couple of test drives and readjustments to it and its straight. As far as the steering stabilizers I went with the Topgun Customz`s setup with there shocks $169. I'm very happy with it. Its a lot better feeling in the steering wheel then the stock one going over bumps plus I don't do any off roading so I thought the cheaper ones would work fine for now and I can always upgrade the shocks on it later if I need to.
 

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thanks for the response! beautiful truck BTW
 

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thanks for the response! beautiful truck BTW
Thanks. I just took some measurements if it helps. The front straight up the center of the wheel is 43 5/8" and the back is 45 1/4". I almost thought about getting a 5 1/2" block.
 

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GREAT INFO! Thanks man!
 

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I have the exact same setup, only I haven't installed my rear blocks yet, I think I ordered 5.5's but I can't remember. Everything went together easy except the front shocks after the shock spacers and the thinned down rubber bushings and washers wouldn't all fit so I left of the rubber washer on the top. My front shocks are bilsteins and the stud just wasn't long enough. Did the front shock spacers work for you?


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I have the exact same setup, only I haven't installed my rear blocks yet, I think I ordered 5.5's but I can't remember. Everything went together easy except the front shocks after the shock spacers and the thinned down rubber bushings and washers wouldn't all fit so I left of the rubber washer on the top. My front shocks are bilsteins and the stud just wasn't long enough. Did the front shock spacers work for you?


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Yes the stock ones had just enough tread with the new rubber washers on to make it. New better shocks are in my future. Soon I hope:D
 

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Great looking truck. I have looking at 2.5 lifts and been looking at newtons lift. I think I might go with the 5.5" block in back. Thanks for all the good pics and information!!
 

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looks great. I have the same newton leveling kit in the front and stock out back, it site almost dead level (which is what I wanted). I ran the stock shocks with supplied extender for a little while until I got my new bilsteins, then I got them I ordered the stock rears but the fronts are for a 2" lift so I took the spacer out. I had to use a mixture of hardware from the original and bilsteins to make the front shocks work but they fit fine.
 

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Looking good! I picked you ready lift 2.5 and I'm thinking about doing PMF traction blocks. Will 4" sit level or do I need 5"?


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I would say 4" blocks would put you level after looking at mine.
 

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+1 I did the 2.5" newtown with 4" rear blocks. Mine sits about 1/2" higher in the back which is what I was going for. I dont pull any heavy loads except for a fiver every now and then.
 

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Combs19,
Where did you get your kit from? You said it took you 5 hours by yourself, is this in the driveway with regular floor jacks? The photos you shared show a huge difference, I definitely would like to do this.

Thanks in advance, and nice looking truck....
 

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HOLY TIGHT FIT BATMAN! That's a small garage for that big of a truck. :hehe:

Truck looks fantastic man, now for some 35x12.50" M/T's.
 

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Combs19,
Where did you get your kit from? You said it took you 5 hours by yourself, is this in the driveway with regular floor jacks? The photos you shared show a huge difference, I definitely would like to do this.

Thanks in advance, and nice looking truck....

I bought the kit off ebay. I did it in my garage with just one floor jack and two jack stands with about 4 2X10" pieces of wood cut up and screwed together to put under the jack stands I have to reach the frame rails. I also had to go get a 15/16" deep socket so I could torque down the rear "U" bolts with the new blocks. Very thing else was standard stuff.
 

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HOLY TIGHT FIT BATMAN! That's a small garage for that big of a truck. :hehe:

Truck looks fantastic man, now for some 35x12.50" M/T's.
Thanks. The truck barely fits. Thank god for power folding mirrors.

Just before I put the leveling kit on I had a set of 35X12.50" Nitto trail M/T's on it for about two week and brought them back to Discount Tire and got the tires I have on it now 305/60's Goodyear Silent armor. The Nitto's road like SH*T. I loved the looks but they vibrate like hell at 80 mph going down the freeway. I bought them in twice to get rebalanced and no luck. They also felt sloppy on the rear end when your switching lanes at high speed. They said that was do to my narrow stock rim and softer sidewall of the tire. So I went with the Goodyear's since I wanted to keep the stock Harley rims.
 

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Thanks. The truck barely fits. Thank god for power folding mirrors.

Just before I put the leveling kit on I had a set of 35X12.50" Nitto trail M/T's on it for about two week and brought them back to Discount Tire and got the tires I have on it now 305/60's Goodyear Silent armor. The Nitto's road like SH*T. I loved the looks but they vibrate like hell at 80 mph going down the freeway. I bought them in twice to get rebalanced and no luck. They also felt sloppy on the rear end when your switching lanes at high speed. They said that was do to my narrow stock rim and softer sidewall of the tire. So I went with the Goodyear's since I wanted to keep the stock Harley rims.
That's weird that you say that. My Nitto's did the same thing. I think when I need to replace my Mickey Thompson's I'll replace them with Toyo M/T's.
 

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Man that looks really good, I have been on the fence about what to do with leveling my truck and what kit to look at. Considering we pretty have the exact same truck this gives me a really good idea of how it will look. I'm definitely not into the huge lift kits with the huge tires, ruins everything about the truck in my humble opinion. Gonna do a little research on these kits.
 
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