rear lift help??

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I am new to the site so I hope I am posting this in the right place. I would like to do a mild lift on my F250, one inch in the rear would be perfect. I have heard that I could get some lift with changing the shackles with F350 ones, is that true? Whatever I do I don't want to sacrifice any strength, or payload because I do load the bahgesus out of it. I would appreciate any input.
 

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If I'm thinking right you would have to have 2inch longer shackles to get a 1inch rise. If you want it to ride more level when loaded you could try air bags or add a leaf to overloads. What year truck are we talking about?
 

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It's a 2008 F250 extended cab 4X4 short box. Could I buy heavy duty longer shackles? An airbag system might improve the ride when it's not loaded, but that sounds pretty expensive?
 

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If I'm thinking right you would have to have 2inch longer shackles to get a 1inch rise. >>If you want it to ride more level when loaded you could try air bags or add a leaf to overloads.<< What year truck are we talking about?

What he said.. ;tu;tu

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How tall is the block on top of each spring holder (that is on top of the axle), 2" or 4"? If it is 2" you can change it for a 4" one. This will give you 2" more lift than you currently have.

Dave :)
 

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I measured them they measure a little under 4inches from the bottom of the spring to the bottom of the block, are they a two piece block? The bottom half of the block is U shaped to fit over the axle, but it looks like the top might me a separate piece and it measures 2inches. Sorry I don't know much about them.
 

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I would stay away from longer shackles because of them changing u-joint angle and possible sway issues.

Again what he said.If at all possible you don't wana [permanently] mess with the D-line/suspension geometry. Air bags or an extra spring leaf would give you an option.. only when needed ?
 

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I understand what your saying BIG JOE, but do you really think 2inches would make that big a deal? I was doing some research they use a 4inch block on the F350, but if everyone thinks it's going to cause problems then I won't mess with it, I just want to level it out a little better with a heavy load, there are lots of trucks rolling around with 4inch+ lifts on them so it can't make that big a difference?
 

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