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lift blocks

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by lugnut, May 1, 2002.

  1. lugnut

    lugnut 1/2 ton status

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    Did the subs. have lift blocks in the rear from the factory? Mine has what looks like a 2in. block in the rear. It sits about like the others I see around.
     
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    Heavymetal 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have never seen one that way. But hey, this is GM were talking about, they did all kinds of strange things./forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I'v been on, over and around 3 K-5's and 2 burbs..all in my driveway at once too,LOL.
    I have never seen it..but like mike said and the saying goes...
    Thats GM for ya!!/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    I dont thing GM ever did, but I know Ford and Dodge has.

    Dan
     
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    I don't think GM ever did. chances are someone put the block in to level out a sagging rear end, rather then replacing the springs like they should have.

    -Rich
     
  6. ken

    ken 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, GM DID use rear blocks on 4x4 Suburbans from 1955-1966! My 1960 GMC Sub 4x4 has a factory 5.5" rear block with a cast in lower shock mount. If yours is a 1978 then someone had put a block in there, not the factory.
     
  7. lugnut

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    Thanks for all the replys. This the best place I'v found for GM info.
     

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