Re: custom 1" lift blocks
Not sure what vehicle you have exactly, but vehicles with torsion bar front suspension can be lifted 1"-2" very easily and cheaply. Ford left the torsion bars adjustable (meaning you you can adjust how much pre-load is applied to the spring and the level at which it remains). The rear shocks generally don't need to be any longer, but for my project, the only money I spent was on a set of load leveler coil over shocks. They sound expensive, but aren't. For about 120$ I got two new shocks with and additional 500lbs of payload capacity, and it brought the rear up about 1.5"-2". Then I simply adjusted the front to bring the whole truck up to the right level. It was a cheap suspension lift, just enough to fit 33's, and it even made the ride smoother.
Forget about blocks. Besides, I think my 2005 edge ranger already had 2" blocks from the factory (at least over the rear springs)