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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Rear blocks removal

Is it safe to remove the blocks on the rear completely to get the truck lower in the rear to get level with the front?
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Re: Rear blocks removal

Your good to go. Put on new u bolts

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well I went to remove the rear blocks between the leafs and rear axel to lower the rear end of the truck and noticed the blocks are welded to the axel. I suppose I could take a zip disc and buzz them off but I was under the impression that the wouldn't be welded on.
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Weird. Can you get a pic? They shouldn't be welded on.

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The front and back are not welded but the saddles of each block have been welded to the axel wouldn't be hard to zip through it and grind the weld off the axel but I didn't want to get into all that today I was shooting for just some unbolting and bolting back up
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Re: Rear blocks removal

that looks like the block has already been removed and the spring is sitting directly on the axle perch.
if you have spacer blocks between the spring and perch, there should be a bracket coming out of the side for the bump stop to hit.
it will look like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/92-93-94-95...-/223081774216

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Ok so my blocks are already removed gotcha. Well is there any other way to lower the rear end to sit level with the front? I'm about 1.5" maybe 2" higher in the rear. It's a 2wd 250 and I just got the front end aligned and I don't want to raise the front and deal with alignment issues. But I want the truck to sit level.
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Rear blocks removal

2wd never came with a block. Just doing perch on axle and then springs.

F250 4x4 has a 2” rear block between axle and springs.

F350 4x4 has a 4” rear block

To lower the rear you either need to remove the bottom leaf that’s 1” thick which will compromise load capacity. But you can add air bags to make up for that. Or buy some drop shackles from pmf or someone to lower the rear of the truck.

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Re: Rear blocks removal

The redneck way of doing it and I don't condone it and say that it shouldn't be done this way is to get a torch and heat up the springs until it sits level.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Again I say DO NOT DO IT THIS WAY.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The better way is to just remove a spring leaf.

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