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Lift blocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kristoffer, May 23, 2001.

  1. kristoffer

    kristoffer Registered Member

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    i have "2 lift blocks in the rear of my truck, and the one have cracked, is that normal for lift blocks???!

    but i need new ones, where can i get the "2 maybe 3" lift blocks? any web pages on the internett?

    sorry for mye bad english!

    Kristoffer S

    Norway






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  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    That is not normal.....What kind of driving do you do? If you have the $$$ go for some rear 3" springs!



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    I hate rear blocks. Have you herd about ORD's 2.5" rear shackle flip? -Tommy
     
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    When going with a 2" or 3" block you should have no problems at all. They will be really cheap to replace to, about $30.00 Go with the shackle flip if you have the money but a running a lift block that small will give you no trouble.

    '78 K5 SB400, T350, NP203, 35" Swampers
     
  5. mpascino

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    What were your blocks made out of? If they were aluminum that is your problem. Every aluminum block I have ever seen has broken or cracked. Get yourself a set of steal blocks and you should have no problems. Never saw one of those busted.... if you did break a steal block I would love to see it!![​IMG]
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    Replace the blocks with springs. It is well worth it, you don't have to worry about cracking them while on the trail and popping out. That could be messy.
     
  7. kristoffer

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    They was made of aliminium.
    I jumped with my truck yesterday, maybe that did it! :)

    i think i have 2.5" - 3" Springs but the rear was saging and i puted the blocks on to get it up.

    Where can i gey the blocks in Steel!? any plase on the internet??..

    Sorry for my bad eglish! hope you understand me!

    Kristoffer

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    I may have a pair of 3" blocks some where. It's been so long I can not remember what I did with them. IF I find them you can have them(that's a big IF though). You just have to pay me for shipping. I live above a UPS drop off so it will be no trouble at all. The only trouble will be finding them. I'll let you know one way or the other by Tuesday.



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  9. kristoffer

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    Thanks but i have talked to a friend who works on a "mecanical shop" and he is going to make me a set of new ones.

    i need also to get my truck 1" up in the front, what is the best thing to do then?



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    Call BG-nor in norway+ 47 22079660
    www.bgnor.no

    They got lift blocks in cast iron.



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    You can get ORD's 1" zero-rates... they are kinda like a block but attach to the spring pack. Blocks are a no-no up fronts... you could also go add-a-laefs but that will harsh'n the ride. ORD's are the way to go IMO.

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  12. kristoffer

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    Thank you all for the HELP!!!!!
    Oddball are you from Norway??



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    Yes..

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    i had a set of 2" cast ones break on me as well. i had a set made from steel and never had another problem. the aluminum ones should be a crime.
     
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    You could use extened shackles in the front to get the extra inch and then use a 3 degree shim to striaghten the pinion out. It's pretty easy and I have have no problems with it plus it will make the truck flex like a pretzel

    You call that dirty!?
     

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