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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Need Input on Leveling Back End

Ok guys I have a 2.5" shackle lift in the front of my truck and its stock in the rear. It has a very noticable bulldog stance to it. With the new tires and wheels on I now want to level the back out. I would like for it to be level as possible and hopefully not higher in the back. I was wondering if the 350 blocks would level it out or if anyone knows of a cheaper option. I can get these from the dealership for a little under 100 bucks and will the U-bolts be able to work with the taller blocks.

I cant post pics of my truck bc I am at work and it wont let me get to photobucket but here is a link to my truck and about 3 pics down you can see the stance.

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If anyone has any spare 350 blocks they want to get rid of that would be nice too!
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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

Measure and see how much you want to go up in the rear. F-350 blocks are 93mm (approx 3 5/8").

I would recommend getting new u-bolts.....and I don't think yours will work.


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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

I like the way it sits......

But if you don't, the 350 blocks should work fine!!


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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

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Measure and see how much you want to go up in the rear. F-350 blocks are 93mm (approx 3 5/8").

I would recommend getting new u-bolts.....and I don't think yours will work.
Where would be the best place to measure from? Bottom of the body behind the front tire then in front of the back maybe?
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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

measure from your reciever to the ground...

then get a floor jack and a level...

set the level on your bed and jack up the rear until you find it level or how you like the looks of it...

re measure the distance and you will have your # when you subtract...

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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

oh yea, jack from the receiver as well so the tires stay on the ground and the body is lifted for full affect...


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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

Thanks that makes sense. Got to go borrow a jack today then haha.
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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

That's a lot of effort to figure it out.
Just measure fron the center of the hub to the center of the wheel well front and back...it'll be real easy to see how much it needs to come up to level it out.

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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

been there done that on my OBS ford, doesnt really work IMO, then i did it my way and figued it out. bulldog stance to me seems to happen because the nose of the truck is taller than top of the bed at dead level, so the rear kinda needs a touch more height to "appear" level

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Re: Need Input on Leveling Back End

Uhhh...how can it NOT work. It's simple mathmatics.
If the front is 30" and tha rear is 29"....raise the back 1" and it'll be level.

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