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1" Lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CooknwithGas, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. CooknwithGas

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    1\" Lift

    Does anyone know where I can get 1" blocks for the rear springs. I want to level out my truck and it is a little too high in the rear with the 2-1/2" lift blocks.

    I looked through the links page, but couldn't find anything obvious for this sort of thing.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. sapper

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    Re: 1\" Lift

    hit the CK% membership link then go down to ORD. they have 1" addaleaves. It looks just like a block but bolts to the spring pack
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    I must be blind - I didn't see it at www.offroaddesign.com.

    Any idea on the cost? Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    Well I know ORD did sell a add-a-leaf that was something like a 1in block But I could not find it sorry. What you could do is go to the ORD forum and ask those guys.

    Eric
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    Look Here
    <a target="_blank" href=http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm>offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm</a>
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    Hell, I missed them as well.

    Eric
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    Sapper: You Da Man! Thanks. That is exactly what I need. Gonna order them today.

    Thanks again,

    Scott.
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    could you just take a old spring and cut it down?
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    you could but you would just get 3/4" of lift and not be able to move the axles if you wanted to.
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    For $40 I'm getting both blocks and a the long bolts to attach the blocks. It also will give me the option to move the axle back or forward (doubt that will happen). Thanks again for the help. I'll install it this weekend and let you know how it comes out.
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    I ordered my zero rates last week cause I need to move my rear axle back 1" or 1.5"s. I don't need the lift so I may take out the thick over load in this pack and put a thinner one in it's place.
     
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    I'd like to see pictures of before and after the axle move.
     
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    Bruce:

    Did you install the spacers yet? I got mine in and will be installing them this weekend. I'll let you know how it went.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Re: 1\" Lift

    OK, I got it installed on both sides. Always expect the unexpected. Now I need new U-bolts and the front end was too high after installing the 1" spacer on the rear (I had 2-1/2" blocks with brand new rear springs). So I took out a leaf from my front springs (2-1/2" lift springs) and that about leveled her out. I have 1/2" higher in the rear than in the front, and it looks better now. Handling seems fine and I like the fact that there are no blocks on the rear.

    Overall it was not a big deal to install the spacers, but the U-bolts were a surprise. I thought I would have enough threads, but it didn't happen. Taking a leaf out of a spring was no big problem either.

    Good luck with yours.
     

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