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Old 12-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #11
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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.
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This is my 4x4 2.5 level and rear blocks with 20x9 wrapped in 35s. Rubs a bit on the front bumper valance

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This is my 4x4 2.5 level and rear blocks with 20x9 wrapped in 35s. Rubs a bit on the front bumper valance
Usually 4X4s with a 2" or larger level will fit 35s easily. Guess it has to do with the offset or something. I'm sure you could trim the valence if you wanted to stop the rubbing.


Here is a more recent picture of my 2wd with 2.5" level and 2" rear blocks. This one has my 33s on.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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You can raise the back 3" and use the same shocks on the 4x4. Not sure about the 2wd, but I would think it would be the same.
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You can raise the back 3" and use the same shocks on the 4x4. Not sure about the 2wd, but I would think it would be the same.
Guess I should of put "longer shocks if needed" haha
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I wish my lift kit had those style blocks! My Zone kit does not have the tab protruding to the side of the black, so I lost the functionality of my bump stops.
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