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Old 10-09-2015, 10:44 AM   #31
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Wouldn't swapping to 2" blocks be the exact same change in driveline geometry as hauling a load that squatted you 2"? Looks like if you had shudder by changing blocks you'd have shudder when hauling a load.
in regards to the 2011+ F250/350 SRW, that isn't an issue.

This is a topic discuss in depth on FTE (Ford-Trucks.com) in the 6.7L section very often. MANY MANY have done this mod to level their F350. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the F250 and F350 other than the 4" block and the overload spring (which can also be added to the F250 if ordered with the trailer package).

The best option for him would be to simply change out to the F250 block as suggested by others and myself.

Dr Steve, I did not receive your PM.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:53 AM   #32
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Agreed, Overload spring works when hitting road hazards as well as static load.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:59 AM   #33
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in regards to the 2011+ F250/350 SRW, that isn't an issue.

This is a topic discuss in depth on FTE (Ford-Trucks.com) in the 6.7L section very often. MANY MANY have done this mod to level their F350. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the F250 and F350 other than the 4" block and the overload spring (which can also be added to the F250 if ordered with the trailer package).

The best option for him would be to simply change out to the F250 block as suggested by others and myself.

Dr Steve, I did not receive your PM.

Iron Cobra,

I have not spent as much time on other forums but I am off the same opinion, I have the camper package with overloads, extra leaf, rear stabilizer and extra heavy front springs. My truck is the same a F 350 and is derated below 10,000 lbs to save on annual inspections and tag fees.

I stated above and again taking out an overload is not the safest option, blocks would be. If the driveshaft does not have enough play for this mod any large bump or rut would do it in.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:44 AM   #34
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in regards to the 2011+ F250/350 SRW, that isn't an issue.

This is a topic discuss in depth on FTE (Ford-Trucks.com) in the 6.7L section very often. MANY MANY have done this mod to level their F350. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the F250 and F350 other than the 4" block and the overload spring (which can also be added to the F250 if ordered with the trailer package).

The best option for him would be to simply change out to the F250 block as suggested by others and myself.

Dr Steve, I did not receive your PM.
Thanks for the info...I just tried another pm.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:25 AM   #35
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UPDATE: Removing the springs didn't work...

We returned from our trip to Corinth Recreation Area in Bankhead National Forest (beautiful place, that will be a post in another forum). My idea of removing the aux springs didn't work. My front AC was still too high, so I once again had to lower the truck tire pressure from 80 to 30.

Next option: Swapping in the blocks that IronCobra () will be sending my way.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #36
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My idea of removing the aux springs didn't work. My front AC was still too high, so I once again had to lower the truck tire pressure from 80 to 30.

Next option: Swapping in the blocks that IronCobra () will be sending my way.


Ya don't say..... I thought for sure, I read somewhere that it wouldn't help with height...

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Old 10-12-2015, 10:33 AM   #37
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Ya don't say..... I thought for sure, I read somewhere that it wouldn't help with height...

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Old 10-12-2015, 01:06 PM   #38
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We returned from our trip to Corinth Recreation Area in Bankhead National Forest (beautiful place, that will be a post in another forum). My idea of removing the aux springs didn't work. My front AC was still too high, so I once again had to lower the truck tire pressure from 80 to 30.

Next option: Swapping in the blocks that IronCobra () will be sending my way.
Bad news. Blocks were unlawfully removed from my storage...along with other stuff...... Sorry.
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http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/sus...f250-f350.html


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I guess it wouldn't help or you have already done or it will raise the front somehow...but did you lower the 5er tires...temporarily of course


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