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Towing with 4" rear blocks?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by divorced, May 5, 2006.

  1. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    I just put a 6" lift on the truck. The rear has a 4" block, add-a-leaf, and a 1" zero-rate-type of block and is running the stock tires for now. Can I expect to be able to tow the same amount of weight with the 4" block as I did when it was stock?



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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I towed way more weight after I lifted my K5 with 4" blocks, shims, and an add-a-leaf then I did when it was stock.
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    Lots of 3/4 and 1ton Dodges have factory blocks under the rear springs. My '98 3/4 ton Dodge does. should only add to the tendency for axle wrap, not affect load capability.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I was mainly checking to be sure the blocks wouldn't fall out from sideways forces when turning. I think a lot of the older Fords have 3" factory blocks, too.

    It sounds like it should all work out fine. :D



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    Only unless you leave your ubolts loose I guess.......:haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    I have them torqued to 110 ft lbs right now. The directions said 100 to 120. I still need to drive it and re-torque them.



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