these 2 inch blocks are stock from factory on the average sc xlt 4x4 correct?
if so could i replace them with 4 inch blocks and shock extenders or longer shocks for a little more lift/clearance in the rear?
when i bought this truck, it already had a circular aluminum looking leveling block kit up front which probly equates to 2-2.5 inch lift which i may replace with bilstein coilovers since i hear this type of leveling kit is bad for balljoints, axle half shaft alignment etc etc.
i plan to put aggressive 35s on before next hunting season so any cheap clearance/lift i can get will help with fitment/rubbing issues
4X4s with a 2" or 2.5" level on the front can fit 35s easilly. Thats the highest you can go witout a full lift or body lift for the front.
For the rear, yes the ones I used were blocks that come off a 4X4. So replacing the stock blocks with a 4" block is the same concept I did this write up on and yes you might need longer shocks especially if you will be offroading.
i strategy to put competitive 35s on before next tracking period so through any inexpensive clearance/lift i can get help with Fitting problems. . . . .. . . . .
If you have a 4X4 then you will be able to fit 35s with a 2" or bigger level in the front. Then if you want more you will need to get a body lift or suspension lift.
On a 2wd some people on here have fit 35s with a 3" level and with new wheels with different back spacing. On a 2wd I would recommend go with a suspension lift to clear 35s if you want a lot of clearance though.
What truck do you have and plan on doing with it? That can help give more options.
Well after eej711 made it easy for the diy'r. I decided to tackle this project today. I have a 2008 F150 XLT 2WD sitting on 35's with minimal rub. A 2.5 inch.procomp leveling kit in the front end and had nothing in the rear. Truck looked like it was dragging from the rear.. Didnt like it much. I decided to try this out. From the local junkyard I picked up the OEM 2 inch 4WD BLOCK $40, I picked up the OEM Ubolts from a local 4wheelparts store that they had taken off a previous 4x4 truck $20. Pics are attached.
Oh. btw no problems with the stock shock with the lifts.
__________________ 08 F150 4.6 screw 2.5 level kit, 2 inch block, 35s. 03 Ranger 4.0 FX4 ManualT-bar crank,superlift leafs, fabtech/procomp shocks, Goodyr MTR 33's, flowmaster 40, K&N intake.Audio ALpine stereo, DB 5x9s, 2-10" DB speed series subs dual, DB platinum amp 600w class D, kenwood amp, DB link 1200w capacitor. 96 Honda XR200R
Last edited by zealot7311; 02-13-2013 at 11:10 PM.
Picked up my 2010 Platinum 2wd with a 2.5 level already installed and to top it off the previous owner added a shell. The truck just sat nose high.
I picked up an oem 2" block kit from a 2006 fx4 for $60. I installed the kit and it looks perfect now. I know I should just post a before and after pic, but I was just too anxious.