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1997-2003 FAQ Thread

 
Old 08-25-2018, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Larzeff View Post
You know how I would go about rewiring and fixing the gage cluster? This would be my first ever work on something like this and I'm completely over my head with this
Go ahead and start another thread so we don't get this one derailed. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 95FordMN View Post
This is an FAQ thread for the 1997-2003 section here that should serve as a resource to answer a lot of the common questions and problems with these particular trucks. This thread also has links to different how-to threads and advice and pictures with common modifications for these trucks.


1997-2003 Lift Options:



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Common method to raise the rear, fairly straight-forward yet they should be used with caution. NEVER stack two blocks on top of one another, this is extremely dangerous and should be avoided. The stock blocks on these trucks come with bump-stops, when you replace the stock block you will no longer have bump stops. This can lead to bottoming out your rear suspension and could lead to damage at the rear of the truck. I would personally recommend getting some aftermarket bump stops that sit on top of the leaf or buying blocks with the bump stop built in.
It is worth noting that wheel hop can be increased with larger blocks.

Love your sticky post!! Where can I get this block with a bumpstop built in as I can only find blocks without which means I have to stack blocks and you recommend NOT to? Also please give an example of your recommendation of aftermarket bumpstops.

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Old 11-19-2018, 06:47 PM
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The "NEVER" statement can be taken with a grain of salt. There are thousands (tens of thousands?) of trucks - mine included - running around with stacked blocks and no issues. Now, would I use that method to go 6+", probably not. THIS COMPANY used to make blocks with the built-in bump stop ears, but it looks like they no longer do for the F150. How much lift are you looking to do? As for aftermarket bump stops, I don;t know what the OP was thinking, but there's not a way to put something on top of the spring to limit travel, as there's no structure above them. (Look at your truck, and you'll see this immediately.) I only wanted to add 1", so I simply added a 1" block, and figure that 1" additional suspension travel shouldn't do any damage. You can see how I did it HERE.
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