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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chris12, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. chris12

    chris12 1/2 ton status

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    Hi im trying to decide what i should do. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of blocks.

    Thanks
     
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    the good thing is they're simple. the bad is, if they're too tall you get axle wrap. if they are for you depends on how tall of a block, how much power, and tire size
     
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    Never ever run them in the front!
     
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    BizeeB65 1/2 ton status

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    if that is your truck in your avitar, dont use blocks. yea, its cheap, and gives you quick results, but lift springs or a shackle flip is more worthwhile. PS. Love the front bumper. Can I have it?
     
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    Blocks also love to work the u-bolts loose and either break into pieces or just fall out. This usually ends in failure of the u-joint/driveshaft. Get a shackle flip for the rear, they aren't expensive.
     
  6. chris12

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    Alright I 'v made up my mind i going to put the 4" lift springs in the front to bring the truck up to level. Then il do a shackle flip on the rear for the extra 4" and look for a set of maybe 6" lift spring for the front to level it back out.

    What do you all think
     
  7. chris12

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    Well i have the dual exhaust on my truck that comes out either side of the rear wheels they come out at a 45 on each side now if i do a shackle flip will my exhaust need to be modified. Can post a pic if needed
     
  8. chris12

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    Here are two pics the quality is not the best on the one but hopefully it helps.

    exhaust.jpg

    exhaust1.jpg
     
  9. MattK

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    you maaaaay need to reroute it, but ive seen people run it above the leaves without issue.

    if it were my truck, i'd ditch the tips altogether IMO
     
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    Thanks for the reply but the truck looks good with the tips and what not when you can stand behind it and see it on both sides.But everyone has there on opinion
     
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    yeah i agree they can look pretty good, but i mangled the tips on my truck doin some light wheelin:haha:
     

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