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Old 05-14-2015, 07:43 PM
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Make sure they sent you some U bolts for the blocks. I couldn't install mine because they didn't come with U bolts. The guy at RC said we have kits with U bolts and kits without U bolts. I asked him why you buy blocks without U bolts.......to which he no answer.
It's possible to re-use stock, but not recommended. U-bolts should not technically be re-used because they may break after being torqued down and then removed and torqued down again. It sacrifices longitudinal tensile strength re-used. But, if someone's going to try to save.. best the u-bolts have a couple inches of extra thread to accommodate rear lift blocks.
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Has anyone taken the rear block out to lower the rear instead of raising the front, I want to keep the stock tire and rims.


I don't like the open space with stock tires...
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Has anyone taken the rear block out to lower the rear instead of raising the front, I want to keep the stock tire and rims.


I don't like the open space with stock tires...
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largest font size everrrrrr!!!!!

what a d..k


or is this to small...
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This is the internet, you can say dick. Also he was just poking some fun, relax.
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This is the internet, you can say dick. Also he was just poking some fun, relax.

wanted to see if he can figure out word puzzles as well
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Originally Posted by bestliftkits View Post
It's possible to re-use stock, but not recommended. U-bolts should not technically be re-used because they may break after being torqued down and then removed and torqued down again. It sacrifices longitudinal tensile strength re-used. But, if someone's going to try to save.. best the u-bolts have a couple inches of extra thread to accommodate rear lift blocks.
According to my bro, you have to have much longer U bolts to remove factory and install 3" blocks.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Stage3Motorsports View Post
Here is some good info on leveling kits and installs. First is the video of a 2 inch auto spring leveling kit. Then the install of a coil over leveling kit.

2014-2015 F-150 Auto Spring 2 Inch Front Leveling Kit Install - YouTube

2014-2015 F-150 FOX 2.0 Front Adjustable Coilovers Install - YouTube

Here are some pictures of our 2015 FX4 Ecoboost on 295-65-18s on stock rims.



Great vids!

Question is: do I go with 2" front only or 2.5 front plus rear blocks?
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Great vids!

Question is: do I go with 2" front only or 2.5 front plus rear blocks?
Below is a picture of my truck on a 2 inch auto spring and no rear block. I still have some rake to it. I think a 2.5 will set it level. I think if you are doing a rear block upgrade you should do 2.5 and plan on having rake.





Next this truck is getting a rear block upgrade and an icon stage 2 kit. So I will post pictures of the icon kit at the max (2.63 inches) of lift and our pro comp 3 inch rear block. But first we have to take the fox kit that is on it off road and make a video for you guys.
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Originally Posted by Stage3Motorsports View Post
Here is some good info on leveling kits and installs. First is the video of a 2 inch auto spring leveling kit. Then the install of a coil over leveling kit.

Thanks for posting these vids! Very helpful! Question though. I've seen in other installs that some don't remove the bottom strut bolts off the lower A arm and just pry out the top of the strut to install the spacer and then put it back in. Is that not possible with the 2015s?
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