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Custom body lift and zero rates

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pvt. Maggot, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Pvt. Maggot

    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys,

    Insted of paying for a body lift, i'm gonna budget it, and get the machine shop at my tech where my blazer is to make me some aluminum or steel body lift blocks, so I just need some questions answered,

    should I do 1 inch or 2?

    what size bolts will I need

    how many blocks will I need, and will they all need to be the exact same size or do some need to be different?

    now for the zero rates, how long and wide should they be? got a little saggy butt on my 4" lift and I wanna get the back end up a little higher, do they measure out to exactly 1 inch? just need all the specs! thanks alot guys!

    Jack
     
  2. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yep, I think the zeros measure out to an inch
     
  3. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Where is my popcorn smiley:thinking:

    Ira
     
  4. Pvt. Maggot

    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    Also, would it be better to use aluminum or steel for the zero rates?

    Much thanks.
    Jack
     
  5. k2mslskier

    k2mslskier 1/2 ton status

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    Here ya go.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2007
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    o.k. body lift blocks are all same size. and i would run aluminum for them. and leave the bolt holes a bit on the big side. i had ones i tryed to remove one time and the hole was to tight and with corrosion the bolts set up bad.

    zero rates need to be steel and 1" tall with top sides radiused to help keep springs from cracking.
     
  7. Pvt. Maggot

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    Anyone else? :)
     
  8. vortec

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    since you can't decide between 1 and 2", why not 1.5"?

    i think sweetk30 covered the basics well. X2 on what he said.

    i'd put some antiseize compound on the body mount bolts.
     

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