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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-27-2015, 11:35 AM
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fx4 does nothing for the ride height.
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Need part numbers for the F250
2 inch rear blocks (flat, non-tapered).

I can't seem to source them at the dealer. Every rear block from MY 2010-2015 is a 4 inch block according to the dealer. I know some 2010-mid2013 F250's had the 2 inch rear blocks.

Anyone know the part numbers?

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I have a new 2016 f-250 super duty and it sits 3" taller at top of box higher than my older one. If it was 3" shorter in the rear I would spend the money to put a hitch in it to pull my 5th wheel. Any constructive ideas would be appreciated . The 5th already is nose high even with adjusting the king pin etc.
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When I added a 2 1/2" front leveling system to my 99' F250 with stock 4" blocks in the rear. It lowered the trailer hitch 1 1/2- 2". I had to raise my ball mount to get my travel trailer level again. I'm not sure that would help at all in your situation.


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I took the 31/2 inch blocks out of my 99 DRW and set the springs right on the axle. Truck still has about 1 inch of rake front to back. Open tailgate hight was lowered 5 inches!! Added air bags so when I tow 5th wheel or heavy trailer I can adjust truck to what I want. This also keeps the headlights pointed properly. I believe the Airbags also help prevent any issues with the driveline. I have traded out F350 for F250 blocks in two other trucks with no problems, but I am very happy getting rid of them all together. This was originally a Ford SB (later revised) for the 99 trucks when they figured out the raised bed was causing problems for the 5th wheel guys.
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I really need to lower the bed height of my '15 F350. With my new fiver I am sitting at 13'5" give or take a half inch. This is way to close to the 13'6" of some overpasses. I have lowered the pin box as far as possible and the Pullrite slider isn't adjustable. I have read in the past of others taking out the F350 blocks and installing F250 blocks. If I do this, what issues will I have? I have read of driveline issues?
What parts do I need besides the new blocks, and new axle u bolts? Oh and I guess shorter shocks for a F250.

We tow a 40' 5th wheel with our F350SRW and with the Sat dish and vent covers we are over 13'6" just a little. My truck suspension hasn't been modified with the exception of air bags which I run at about 20psi when towing and the truck is level from front to back when towing.

In the 5 years of towing only once have we been greatly concerned about an overpass, it was (naturally)in Oklahoma and the road had been resurfaced and the sign said 14'2". All we did was rather than take a chance we went down to the next exit and turned around and came back. The government sets the minimum at 14'.

We use an app called AllStays whenever traveling and love it. It has a bunch of features one of which is a low clearance warning you can set at any height starting at 15' and it is pretty accurate.

Unless you are going to be spending all your time on little country roads in BFE I don't think 13' 5" will actually be an issue, but it's not my truck and this is only a free opinion and you get what you pay for.
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We use an app called AllStays whenever traveling and love it. It has a bunch of features one of which is a low clearance warning you can set at any height starting at 15' and it is pretty accurate.
Do you have more info about this app? maybe a photo of the app? i checked google play and saw 6 or 8 apps with similar name.

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It's called;

ALLSTAYS CAMP & RV
Tent Camping to RV Parks
Allstays LLC


https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ays.app.camprv
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It's called;

ALLSTAYS CAMP & RV
Tent Camping to RV Parks
Allstays LLC


https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ays.app.camprv
I use this too. I also have a Garmin RV GPS that I use for routing. I have it set up to avoid any bridges less than 13' 6". There is an 11' 6" bridge near where we are staying now. The GPS routed us around it.

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Will the Ford Sync GPS allow setting in a minimum height?

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I just swapped the 4 inch blocks (really 3 3/4 inch) for the F250 blocks (really a little less than 2 inches) and it did result in a driveline shudder when in first gear (a lot of trucks do this when loaded heavy, even my 03 has always done it). I swapped the blocks back to stock and raised the trailer one inch, raised the pin box another inch and everything is now level (I am well below the 13.5 foot limit. These trucks are really too tall, but I hated the look of the rear sitting lower than the front (looked overloaded when t really wasn't (my pin weight is only 1500 pounds.

If it makes you feel better to replace the ubolts, then go for it - According to Ford you don't have to (dealers don't).

Send me a PM if you are interesting in purchasing the 2 inch blocks and u-bolts ($125).

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Will the Ford Sync GPS allow setting in a minimum height?

No, it will not allow you to do that...

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