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what are zero rates

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jimmy1984, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. jimmy1984

    jimmy1984 1/2 ton status

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    ive been reading alot of threads on here and alot of people are refering to zero rates on there trucks i was just wondering what they are and what they do and if the instalation is worth it.
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    Blocks that bolt onto the spring pack for lift, usually 1 inch. They have no effect on the spring rate, hence the name.
     
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    Correct.
    And they allow you to relocate the axle a small amount. 1/2 to 1 1/2"
     
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    These are Zero rates, one of the Vendors on this forum sales them
    OffRoad Design
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, and if you mill a taper on them they're better than adding shims to correct pinion angle. I've made my own to get good level height and pinion angle. 3/8" on the front and tapered 1 1/2" on the rear.
     
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    o ok thanks for that. so they are similar to lift blocks but alot smaller corect and can be tapered to reduce pinion angle. that might come in handy
     
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    And unlike lift blocks, you can use zero rates in the front because it bolts to the the spring pack.
     

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