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I currently have a 5.5" lift block in the rear with stock leafs in my 350. I was wondering if doing a properly arched leaf spring would be a better way to go? I dont like the way the u bolts are so long and I am having to check them all the time. I was told to torque them to 180 ft lbs. They have been a little loose a couple of times I have checked.


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Also looking for rear shock options?


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37x13.5R20 Toyos
20" Diamos
AFE Stage 2 CAI
AFE 4" Downpipe back DPF delete
H & S Mini Max
PIAA 4000K Head and Fog lights
Alpine 505
Bushwacker FF
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I think most are running tall or stacked blocks and no real issues other than axel wrap. so most are running ladder bars, I jsut bought some also so I will hopefully be installing them soon

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procomp makes rear 5.5" springs, I have an 8" fabtech lift and they stacked a 4.5" and 3" block and it still sat low, put those springs in and a 4" block and it put it a a good level. Let me know if you need a part number.
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Found the spring part # thanks.


8" lift
37x13.5R20 Toyos
20" Diamos
AFE Stage 2 CAI
AFE 4" Downpipe back DPF delete
H & S Mini Max
PIAA 4000K Head and Fog lights
Alpine 505
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Baldguy, which type of Bushwacker flare is on your truck?

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OE Style 1 1/2'' flare. I had my buddy paint them as the only come in black. I liked the look of the tires sticking out a bit.... but my paint didn't.


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37x13.5R20 Toyos
20" Diamos
AFE Stage 2 CAI
AFE 4" Downpipe back DPF delete
H & S Mini Max
PIAA 4000K Head and Fog lights
Alpine 505
Bushwacker FF
Custom Interior painted stuff
Recon clearance and mirror lights
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