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Les Schwab promised me 35's would fit with just a level kit. Not quite. And the truck is not 'level'. I'd like any more height in front, even an inch. It looks like what they did was replace or add a full-length leaf spring to raise the front. Can I simply add blocks under the springs and get longer U-bolts, if I only go up an inch or more??

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Re: Need more lift

if an inch is all you need a block would be fine

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Re: Need more lift

NEVER put any kind of block on the front axle The extra leverage even an inch could cause the block to spit out (yes I have seen it happen). I personaly would sugest an add a leaf or shackle lift. I would need more info to suggest any thing ie current springs, tire brand and size, whats hitting.

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NEVER put any kind of block on the front axle The extra leverage even an inch could cause the block to spit out (yes I have seen it happen). I personaly would sugest an add a leaf or shackle lift. I would need more info to suggest any thing ie current springs, tire brand and size, whats hitting.
then why do ppl just swap out for the 350 blocks that have 250's

ford has stock blocks i just wouldnt recomend any thing over 3.5 inch block

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then why do ppl just swap out for the 350 blocks that have 250's

ford has stock blocks i just wouldnt recomend any thing over 3.5 inch block
Thats the rear block there is none in the front.

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Re: Need more lift

I have Toyo MT's. The rubbing is 95% cured by my modifying the fender. Mostly I just want the look. I have about 9" above tire in front and at least 10" above the back tire. The truck tips noticeably down in front still.

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Re: Need more lift

you can take your leafs to a spring shock to have them re-arched, and like they said add a leaf... or if you havent already, try replacing your front shocks, could just be that theyre worn.

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are the springs sagging? If they are just go back and they will replace them..
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Les Schwab promised me 35's would fit with just a level kit. Not quite. And the truck is not 'level'. I'd like any more height in front, even an inch. It looks like what they did was replace or add a full-length leaf spring to raise the front. Can I simply add blocks under the springs and get longer U-bolts, if I only go up an inch or more??
If they added a single leaf, that probably is good for around 1.5". Marginal at best for 35s.





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