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?'s about zero rates

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 94 4x4, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. 94 4x4

    94 4x4 Newbie

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    Hi, lately ive been wanting to lift the back end of my 94 K1500 suburban. I looked at lift blocks but i'm not sure if that is very safe, my biggest fear is that they could come out. I like the design of the ORD zero rates becuse it bolts to the leaf pack, so here are my questions.

    1. how wide are they?
    2. can i have them made taller than 1 inch?

    thanks for any help.
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Umm, pretty sure they're 2.5" wide, or whatever the spring pack is.

    For what you're doing, consider the shackle flip. Not terribly expensive (though labor-intensive to install, as I discovered :) ), a hell of a lot safer than blocks, and you don't hafta swap springs.

    -- A
     
  3. 94 4x4

    94 4x4 Newbie

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    the shackle flip is pretty cool but would be way more than I need.
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    You know ORD does make a 2 1/2" shackle flip ... or were you looking for something bigger than 1" and less than 2 1/2"?
     
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    94 4x4 Newbie

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    Well now that i think about it, i think 1" would work good for what i want to do. If I were to put zero rates on my truck, would I need to use degree shims to prevent driveshaft vibration, or would 1" of lift be negligible? keeping in mind my truck has stock suspension.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    A zero rate sounds like what you need. With the stock suspension, the 1" lift shouldn't cause any major problems with pinion angle or anything else. It probably moves more than 1" when you load it up, just to keep this in perspective.
     

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