Some lifts use the stacked blocks. I add the two blocks together and then look for a set of blocks in that size. the air bags will add to the stiff ride .Thanks for the reply, man. Do these trucks come factory with one of those blocks? I want to measure the non factory one/ ones to see exactly what size lift i have. The rear rides rough anf i woukd like to help it out some. Any suggestions?
My brother-in-law has air bags on his 99 and he said ever since he added the air bags his truck rides stiff? I suggested he let the air down because I assumed the ride should be fine. He said no, the air is already down.He only pumps the air bags up when towing. Thus my Position on the air bags. Maybe the truck just rides stiff? Plus I have heard the bags ride fine from some and stiffer from others. I always thought they would ride stiffer only when pumped up!Air bags set at the minimum required 5 psi won't have an impact on ride quality or height , so if they aren't being used to level the truck keep them they are handy
I can't tell squat by the vid but stacked rear blocks are common on ford because of the rear bump stop . most companies don't offer a lift block with one so they stack em to retain the bump stop function
I hated that and got rid of mine and went full leaf at the expense of ride quality
you can get a full block with a bump stop ,, or just don't worry about the bump stop those bags will suffice and just get a single full height block
So then it is the trucks rear springs that rides stiff? Talk to a spring shop. see if the ride can be improved without loosing to much tow capacity. only you can decide on the give and take for towing or ride!Glad this thread is finally getting some love
I let all the air out the bags last week. Didnt know anything about the minimum. Guess i need to put 5psi back in...
From what i'm reading, hangers ride better than using blocks. Is that what yall have seen?
The front is not too terrible of a ride. The back bounces HARD. The front rubs when i turn and hit a bump, like when pulling into a store on an inclined drive... might want another 1-2" of lift up front.
I'm running 35" bfg ATs.
When I lifted my 85 F350 the kit came with replacement springs for the frt. and blocks for the rear. It was a 4" lift. It is how the frt leaf spring models are done.Thats an option. What i was trying to figure out was what all had been changed to know what parts were stock etc to know where to go from here.
The truck used to have a 5th wheel and only has 97k miles on a 99 model, so i'm guessing somebody used it to either haul a camper or horse trailer... it came from texas...
Seems like its probably stock leafs in the rear then? With just 2 block underneath. Guessing the front leafs have been changed since there arent any blocks. How can i tell if the front leafs are stock?