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Block/Ubolt Q

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Will Ubolts for a 12bolt fit on a 10 bolt?
    Also whats the diff between tappered and alluminum blocks? Thanks much!
     
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    <font color="green"> Not positive if the U-bolts fit, but I believe they do. A tapered block has an angle built into it, an aluminum block is made of aluminum. So... a tapered aluminum block would be an aluminum block with a angle machined on it. That was kinda like asking what the difference is between a Dalmation and Karaoke.</font color>
     
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    Ok, my bad. What other materials are blocks made of? And are they better or worse than alluminum? And 1 more question... say you have an untappered 2" block... does that matter? Does it mess with pinion angle and what not? I am thinking of getting the 2in block and a 4"flip instead of a 5" blocks and addaleaf
     
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    <font color="green"> You want to stick with the steel blocks if you can. Aluminum is OK, but steel is better for strength reasons. A block with the proper angle for you pinion would be ideal, but there's no telling what angle it wil need until you get it in there, so it's a bit of a catch 22. Probably have to get the block, install it, then get an angle shim (again, get steel) and add it to the bottom of the spring pack.</font color>
     

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