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lift blocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Redneck33, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. K5Redneck33

    K5Redneck33 Registered Member

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    ok, can anybody tell me how come you cant use lift blocks for your front axle? <font color="blue"> </font color> /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    um cause it's dangerous and illegal.... think of the leverage a lift block applies while turning, breaking, speeding up, hitting speed bumps..... it's just not safe.... /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    You can get 6 inch lift springs for about 220.00 a set... why bother with blocks...
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    because it would be very unsafe and could kill you or someone else /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif front springs are cheap dont use blocks
     
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    <font color="green"> They aren't safe because of all of the varied forces that are applied to tehf ront axle while stopping and turning. The rear axle has force applied to it while turning and braking, but nowhere near what is applied to the front. The biggest "block" that can safely be put on the front is a 1" add-a-leaf, which is available from a few different places, most notably ORD. The ORD add-a-leafs look essentially like blocks, but since they bolt to the spring pack they are technically add-a-leafs.</font color>
     
  5. blazerboy72

    blazerboy72 1/2 ton status

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    everyone says not to but my dad has been running them for 20 years it probably isnt safe but it works for him /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
  6. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    where in Indiana are you??? just wondering, maybe if you're close we can meet up and wheel sometime. there's a couple other indiana folk here too.
     

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