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Blocks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Storm24m, May 13, 2002.

  1. Storm24m

    Storm24m 1/2 ton status

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    Can someone check out this pic and tell me if this is something similar to an ORD Zero rat or if some dumb@$s put blocks under the front springs?

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/36559866/36560723imFKZs

    If you can't tell by the pics, is there any way I might be able to short of taking things apart?
     
  2. bablazer73

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    they look thick to be shims! they look like blocks to me.
     
  3. bryguy00b

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    yea those have to be blocks i would say....

    Bryan
     
  4. 70~K5

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    The rusted out K20 I took my axles off had blocks like those under the stock springs. I think they could have been stock. As the truck was as far as I could tell. I still have them somewhere in the garage.
     
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    Those thar thingies sho do look like blocks
     
  6. Blazinaire

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    I think the only way to tell if they are zero rates is to take off (or loosen a lot) the u-bolts and see if the "blocks" are bolted in with the spring packs. IMO if you are not using zero rates to relocate the front axle, get rid of them. By the way is that tie rod bent?
     
  7. Why could'nt you use the Zero rates for an extra 1"? That's what I am going to do when my front sags from a winch, and bumper. Is that tie rod bent looks straight to me, maybe because it's late.... 80K20
     
  8. Storm24m

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    Naw, the tie rod is straight. If you look close, you can see that the whole pic is kinda "walleyed". As far as ORD zero rates in the front go, I hear that that is ok because they are bolted down. Regular blocks that are not bolted down are a problem though right?
     
  9. chulisohombre

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    looks like blocks to me.
     

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