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Old 10-06-2012, 05:38 AM   #11
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True, but if you're going to do it, do it right.
Wanna know what I think about blocks. Search the 97-03 tread for zone suspension fail It explains itself
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #12
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This is with blocks, this is an rcx5"Kit with 4"rear blocks
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:18 AM   #13
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Wanna know what I think about blocks? Search the 97-03 tread for zone suspension fail. It explains itself
This? http://www.f150forum.com/f6/zone-sus...t-fail-175320/

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That's why I hate blocks ^

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #14
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Trust me I do too. It mad my night $@&Ty
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I try telling people to go with a lift that doesn't use blocks but no one seems to listen. I guess they'll have to find out the hard way.
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if you looked at that picture theres a reason why lol never double block
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Best kit out there. And no, I don't work for Skyjacker or AutoAnything. It's the only lift that uses actual leaf springs vs blocks in the back. Blocks cause axle wrap which adds extra stress on the u-joint and pinion bearing.
Springs axle wrap just as bad as blocks. There is a reason hot rods need traction bars and they dont have lift blocks. I always lift all spring and wrap still happens.
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Ive had 3" blocks for years with heavy offroading atleast once a month and never had a problem
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Springs axle wrap just as bad as blocks. There is a reason hot rods need traction bars and they dont have lift blocks. I always lift all spring and wrap still happens.
No not as bad. They will, but for every inch of block, there is a multiplication factor that causes the axle to wrap even more. It's like a cheater wrench...the longer the handle, the more leverage you have to loosen the nut....

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Well after what happend Friday night. I'm having a custom driveshaft made. Going to be longer for the lift and also going to be made stronger. Tomorrow going to a shop and talk to them about some custom 10 in heavy duty 9 leaf lift springs that way I can eliminate all blocks and get 8in in the rear and just use shims to get the right angle. Then once those are on going to order ladder bars. Going to eliminate all my problems.
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