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Add a leaf w/blocks??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by texas78k5, May 30, 2005.

  1. texas78k5

    texas78k5 Registered Member

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    I have a '78 k5 w/Rancho 2" lift....I want to use it to tow my trail toy. (a Nissan project)
    Anyway's, can I use an add aleaf with the 2" blocks in the rear?
    Thanks
     
  2. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

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    Yes you can. Most kits have three ways of raising the rear. Say for a 6" lift.
    6"front/5" rear block
    6"front/add a leaf and block
    6"front/6" rear springs

    Thats how Super Lift and the others have there catolog set up.
     
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    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    i run a 4" block and ~2" add a leaf in the rear
     
  4. texas78k5

    texas78k5 Registered Member

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    Thanks...was just wondering if there were any major issues to be concerned with towing/blocks/add a leafs.....

    Maybe it'll get rid of that saggy butt syndrome as well!
     
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    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    thats exactly what it did, the only problem now is i have the shell off and its sitting a little high in the rear. now i need to install those 1" lift shackles i bought 6 months ago :rotfl:

    now when i put the shell back on, the front will be too high, and ill have to put the zero rates i bought in too... :D . good garage clean out, but then when i take the shell off again it will bug me... i guess its ok bc by the next time i need tires i will go through this cycle so many times ill upgrade from 35s to 38s :D
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Many trucks come from the factory with a block in the rear. And an add-a-leaf will help with towing as it gives a higher load capacity to your springs and will reduce spring wrap.
     
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    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Both my Suburban and my Crew Cab have 4" rear blocks and 2" add-a-leaves. I've towed alot with both of them like that.
     

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