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Old 03-19-2011
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leafs and no blocks?

is there an aftermarket leaf spring i could run to lose the 2.5" block and still be at stock height? My t bars are maxed and i have shackles in the back and was just curious if i could lose the blocks and just run the leafs and shackles. thanks
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These will lift 2wd truck 3 inches

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I had an 81 F250 D60front, D70 rear, running 42x18" Ground Hawgs.
I hated the body lift I bought it with and the kits were much more expensive.
Try to find yourself a good spring shop. It was called Universal Joint here but they were bought out by someone or changed their name a couple years ago. Cost was about $200 per spring for 6" custom bent spring. Came with new shackles and poly bushings. It's probably more now, this was almost 10 years ago now.
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Skyjacker makes some.
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SkyJacker FR36s fit on my ’03 EDGE short bed but I think the ride is too bouncy.
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FR36's are gonna give him 3.5-4 inches of lift after he takes out his block though... they are a 6" lift spring. Might try the FR34's, only a 4" lift spring, but you'd still be sitting 1.5-2" higher in the rear.

Better option might be some explorer leaf springs.
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yes, expo leafs, or 63s
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Deaver leaf springs have a better ride than Skyjacker's. Just something to consider depending on what you decide to do.
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pick up a pack of expos, then take em apart and weave a ranger leaf or 2 in till you get the height and ride you like.
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