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Old 01-24-2012, 01:36 PM
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coil spring spacers

Wheres a good place to get coil spring spacers at?
This is the style Im looking into, but not 1.5" maybe like 2 or 3" and for the front springs. Amazon.com: ReadyLift 66-3015 1.5" Rear Coil Spring Spacer: Automotive

If I do this, what else am I going to have to change on the front end since its a TTB 87 f150 (300-six, 4x4, 4 speed)

the rear Im thinking about just doing the shackle flip kit, my friend can get me one from someone he knows who makes them where the new brackets actually bolt right into the stock holes.

Anyone have any problems with these spacers?
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:42 PM
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Coil spring spacers are not really the right way to lift a truck. I would get a lift kit instead. Anything more than 2" will require drop brackets anyway, and anything up to 2" will require new shims to correct the camber.
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I was always told to never use no more than .5" spacers under coil springs
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Well I got my 2" spacers off eBay. Seem I be good quality. But I haven't installed them yet that's my plan for this weekend
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And the rear I'm goin with a 3" block to give it a bit more rake.
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i have 2.5 spacers and didnt have to change anything. when i got the alignment they didnt need new shims. and essentually whether you use spacers or buy a lift with spacers your doing the same thing.
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I'd only use leveling springs like what Superlift offers or replacement F250 springs from Moog.
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I don't see the point to the 3 inch blocks. Then it'll have even more rake than stock. If you are going to put rear blocks on, go with 1.5.Don't get aluminum blocks. Get name brand cast iron or steel.
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The blocks are procomp blocks so they are name brand. I was originally looking for the cast ones but my local off road shop had these in stock and gave me a good deal

When looking at my truck from the side it almost looks level as it is. So I wanted to bring the back end up a bit farther then the front I like the look with the back and a bit higher (not drastically raked)
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i have 2.5 spacers and didnt have to change anything. when i got the alignment they didnt need new shims.
Unless either your front springs were sagging 2.5" from their stock height, you used i-beam drop brackets, you have a solid front axle, or your tires look like this: \--/ then what you say here is not possible in the universe we live in.
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Like Andy said there us no way the alignment isn't off if the front has been lifted.

I don't care if the rear blocks are name brand. If they are aluminum I wouldn't use them on anything. The same goes for the front ones. What material are they?
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Front blocks are delrin
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I didn't like the the aluminum block idea either. I just found a set of 2.5" cast ones for 1/3 of the price of the aluminum ones so gunna bring them back and pick up the cast
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I don't know why anyone would even make aluminum blocks. To save weight? lol
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Not sure but they were $125 compared to the $45 for the cast ones. The aluminum just had offset pins not a taper...
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when i put mine on it brought my front end up a little higher than level. think what ya want but my alignment is good and i didnt change anything else.
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