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  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    i want to put a "temporary" lift on my blazer, can i go with 2 in ch blocks in the front and 3 inch blocks in the rear? is it safe?

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  2. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    I would avoid blocks altogether, especially in the front

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  3. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    they are only gonna be on for about 2-3 months and its only gonna be on a dialy driver, then i'm gonna go with a 4 inch rough country front and rear.....is that any better

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  4. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Blocks are *never* ok on the front. Even if it's a street rig, do you really want to take a chance on making a quick corner just to have the front end come COMPLETELY loose so that you have no control as you head straight across into the mini-van full of kids? I’m talking NO steering, very little brakes, and NO control. Or, if you don't care about anyone else, what if it happens to be a loaded semi you careen uncontrollably in front of? Not worried about that, how about a fine and possible impound? In most states (if I’m not mistaken) it is illegal to run front blocks. It's just not worth it, *period*.

    No offense but, if you need to wait on the lift, then wait. But don't take chances with your front suspension. This is not somewhere that short cuts are in any way acceptable even if temporary. There is just too much lateral stress on the front suspension. You might get away with it, you might not. But death is not temporary.

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  5. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    go for it!if ya wanna DIE!my buddy had "temporary"3"in his k10,they were temporary alright!they popped out goin down the road!in a word hell no!well thats 2 words but you get my point.

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    Is the time and money saved from using the front blocks worth your life or better yet, someone elses? Just wait and get the springs instead of getting greedy and going with the blocks.


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  7. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    the scary part is once you gettem in youll think hey thisll be ok,ill get this1st then ill get the springs.then itll happen again and again etc.then youll be on your roof after nerfing off a minivan,cuz the block popped out!

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  8. Confederate9

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    HA my front blocks [came w/ my rig] are the reason my parents are gonna help pay for the lfit and tires cause its unsafe!!! bout 2months till i get it.

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  9. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Man, I wouldn't drive that thing at all (or get in it) till they are gone. Be careful, seriously. VERY seriously... Honestly, I would take the bus before driving that thing with blocks in front.

    They are somewhat ok in the back but not the front. The forces working on the front are much more severe than the back...

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  10. FatBoyBlazer

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    can i just put 1-2 inch blocks in the rear to even it out(my front sits up higher than my rear)?

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    block in the rear ARE acceptable,and safe.to a point.

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    Yeah, you can use them on the rear with no problems. If you need to get by with only 1", check out ORD's 'zero-rate 1" add-a-leaves'. They are simply 1" blocks and new center pins that replace the leaf packs old center pin and mate the leaf pack with the new 1" block all together with the new center pin.
    Check out: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml</A>

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  13. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sure, blocks in the back are generally regarded as ok from a safety point although not ideal. 2" should be no problem although I would rather have the ORD 1" since they are pretty much just another (very short, non-load bearing) spring leaf (there is no way to spit them out). They have none of the bad block characteristics when used in the rear OR front. They are not really a block at all...

    Main problem with rear blocks is not spitting them out (like the front), but rather axle wrap making it hop. 2" shouldn't really be too noticeable, 4" is definitely noticeable, and anything more than that is totally unlivable IMO. Good luck.

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