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Replace front blocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 89Blazin, May 29, 2001.

  1. 89Blazin

    89Blazin 1/2 ton status

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    Bought my 89 with 2" lift.....blocks rear and front. Time for the front blocks to go.....looking for recommendations. There is currently 2 leaf springs up front with the blocks. Can I just replace the blocks with a larger spring pack? What is most common for a 2" front lift?

    85 Burb and an 89 Blazer
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  2. Emmettology 101

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    Yes, definately get rid of those front blocks and get lift springs!! That is an accident waiting to happen!

    Most companys sell 2" - 2.5" lift springs... What tire size are you running or do you ant to go to?

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    Yes replace the front blocks and i'd even consider changing the rears out if you've got the cash. Especially if they're aluminum, i've seen a lot of alum blocks break. That said, if you're wheeling a lot, get a light spring rate like tuff country or BDS puts out. You can also go with a heavier duty spring, just depending on what your useage is. Just about everyone makes a 2.5" spring. HTH,
    Bryan

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Fair warning. Springs are rated in minimum lift. I have Rancho 2.5's on my truck and a Shackle flip in the rear (4 inches). The 2.5's measure out right at 3.75 inches as compaired to my other bone stock truck.

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  5. 89Blazin

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    Runnin 33X12.5s which were on it when purchased. I think I'll stay with 33s but something narrower....down the road.
    Thanks all for the input.

    85 Burb and an 89 Blazer
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