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3 inch blocks in rear?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sanssocs2, May 10, 2001.

  1. sanssocs2

    sanssocs2 Registered Member

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    Where can i find 3 inch blocks for the rear? all i can fine is 2 and 4. can i run 315 buckshots with 3 inchs?
     
  2. Blue85

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    You could always get the 1" "add-a-leaf", which is just a block that the spring pack bolt goes through and then put a 2" block underneath it.
    OR...you could put in a 2" block and switch to a soft top
    OR...you could stack a 2" block with a 1" block, but you would probably want to drill them out and get a long allen head bolt to bolt them both together with the spring pack. If you do take your spring pack apart, be sure to clamp it together first with C clamps.
    OR...you could get a 2" add-a-leaf and a 1" block
    OR...you could cut the top inch off a 4" block and put a new hole in it. I think it's 9/16". This would also allow you to get the exact taper you want, but would be a PITA.

    But sorry, I don't know of anyone selling a 3" block.

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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Nothing against Blue85, but never stack blocks.

    You could cut down a 4" block like he said, or if you have the sagging rear syndrome, the 4" block may level you out.

    Or, what about a 1" block and a 2.5" ORD shackle flip? :)

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  4. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    yes, NEVER stack blocks
    ADV Auto has the 3in blocks for 29$ and comes with everything u need.
    check your out, i can help u out if u need it.

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  5. solowookie

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    BDS has a rear block that is 3.5"...

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  6. Big_Ugly_Diesel

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    As with everyone else NEVER stack blocks. Rough Country also has 3in blocks and Skyjacker has 3.5in aluminum blocks but I would not recomend them. I broke both of them on my 83 Blazer.
     

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