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can i lift this way?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevycanada, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. chevycanada

    chevycanada Registered Member

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    I know you can use blocks to lift the rear, but can you also use blocks to lift the front of the truck? i've never seen it done but i can't think of why it wouldn't work.
    i just need something temporary till i get the money for new springs
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    NO DO NOT USE FRONT BLOCK'S PLEASE IT IS UNSAFE FOR YOU AND THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU it is illegal in most states for a reason you can use them in the back but never the front

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    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    No you cant. When you turn it can snap u bolts or break blocks and have a big accident

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah lift blocks in the front is a really bad idea. There's several reasons it's not smart... one would be you hit a bump hard enough driving, out they can fly. Then you can end up really messing up your truck, yourself and maybe even someone on the road with you......

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  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    NO!

    [Real Men Don't Care About Gas Mileage Or Rapid Tire Wear!]
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    chevycanada Registered Member

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    ok thanks i got the idea.
    now is there any difference between front and rear springs?
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    You already got the idea about front blocks but I gotta add ***NO!!!***

    Front springs and rear are different and they are not interchangeable without fabrication.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
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    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    if you have a death wish this would be a way to take care of it

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    How high are you going? ORD has 1" zero-rate-add-a-leafs that bolt to the spring pack and are ok for the front.

    There are many differences between front and rear.....

    Dave

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  10. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Want a cheap lift?

    Get a set of JC Whitney add-a-leaves. Add a set of 3" rear lift blocks. It's a 2.5-3" lift and costs $70. I wish I still had tha and had bought 33s sometimes instead of a 4" and 35s.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I use 2" traction bars up front with An RMX shock mounted on each one I still flex a 950 on a 30degree ramp have dropped the front end off a cliff into a 5foot hole nothing wrong I have welde plates to my home made traction bars that run between the u-bolts and against the sides of the springs It has run this way for two years on m rig and for 18 years onmy buddys truck and he has wheeled th sh!# out of it. I have learned it the world of wheeling that it is all aboout safety and your own judgement.

    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    spring all the way.....
    Chrome Dont Get You Home...
    and looking at my truck is definite proof...
    1978 Chevy 3/4 - 14" leafs -dana 44w/4.56's -14 bolt corp w/4.56's on 40x17x16.5 Ground Hawgs on 16.5x12 steel rims
     
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    Do you have any pics of your truck? Specifically your suspension setup - anyone ramping 950 on a 30 degree ramp I want to learn from............[​IMG].

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com/>BlazzinOR's Beast Buildup</a>
     
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    If all you want to run is 33s look into a set of 2in springs. You can use an add-a-leaf in the back and 2in springs wont need any other changes.

    "If it aint broke don't fix it" is like a 4 letter word.
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    NO I dont have any pics yet but the most important thing for max flexis soft and flat spring packs. I have a shackle flip in the rear which i fabbed up myself giving me about 7.5" if lift 5 inch block/tractionbar which is connected to fram by way of a shock to keep axle wrap down in the front I have dropped my frnt spring hangers down 5" longer shackles 6" lift springs off of a 68'chevy with top leave removed and stock leaves added to the top and also have a traction bar up front.

    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     

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