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Old 10-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How not to lift your super duty

saw this today had to share.

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Old 10-28-2004, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What is that..8 inches of lift in two separate lift blocks?

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Unbelieveable. What people will do in the name of 'cool' just slays me.
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What did he do in the front? Looks like a 6" shackle drop???
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What did he do in the front? Looks like a 6" shackle drop???
Nice looking drag link/track bar angle too
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Old 10-29-2004, 08:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The sad thing is most every lift kit manufacturer offers a rear block kit that you add in addition to the factory block to keep them cheap, so this guy probably just followed a kits directions. Stupid thing is they also all offer arched springs as well and all these dumb asses who are willing to spend $30k for a truck won't spend the extra $800 for the new springs. Lame.
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That is pretty much standard issue. Go around and start looking under the 6-8" lifted Superduty's..... you will find most are lifted in the rear by using the "throw a block under the stock block" method. As Navajo pointed out, most of the kits are sold that way and you have to "upgrade" to a rear lift spring. Most folks dont want to spend the money on a rear spring. Go figure.
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If a truck comes with a block from the factory lift kits are designed to stack another block with it.
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The sad thing is most every lift kit manufacturer offers a rear block kit that you add in addition to the factory block to keep them cheap, so this guy probably just followed a kits directions. Stupid thing is they also all offer arched springs as well and all these dumb asses who are willing to spend $30k for a truck won't spend the extra $800 for the new springs. Lame.

Yup, Sad huh, whats worse, is I have been at 4WPW and heard the sales rep telling the Customer they don't want blocks because they get stacked under the Factory wedge block.
Most Customers just think the person is trying to upsell
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One of the few things I DO like about Washington state laws is that it's actually illegal to stack blocks. Some people need to be kicked in the nuts.
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We all know that most people are just cheap. This isn't hardcore, but how many times have you seen a new $45K with the cheapest tool box the guy could find on it. Makes you just want to slap them. They spent $45k on a new truck and then gripe about a couple hundred dollars on the upgrades.
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if you think those rear blocks are bad, the other week, i saw a nice shinny 4 door superduty with what looked like some sort of homemade 6" blocks on the front.
i wish i had my camera.
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i see shit like that at pismo every time i go, except they are usually chromed and he'd have 14" travel resivoirs in back.
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i lived in very very south texas for many years ond one time i shit you not i saw a new superduty with, get this three wooden two x 4 pieces under his rar springs of his truck and he also had one in the front, also the shock tabs had extensions welded to them so he could use the stock shock. some poeple should not breed.
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i lived in very very south texas for many years ond one time i shit you not i saw a new superduty with, get this three wooden two x 4 pieces under his rar springs of his truck and he also had one in the front, also the shock tabs had extensions welded to them so he could use the stock shock. some poeple should not breed.
A guy i knew back in high school lowered the rear of his S10 with wood 2x4 blocks. They were treated. Front was dropped via good ole "heat the coils until they're cherry red" method.
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We all know that most people are just cheap. This isn't hardcore, but how many times have you seen a new $45K with the cheapest tool box the guy could find on it. Makes you just want to slap them. They spent $45k on a new truck and then gripe about a couple hundred dollars on the upgrades.
So are you saying that I am wrong for having a cheap tool box in the back of my 02 PSD SD crew cab? LOL it looks fine but it's what was in the previous truck so I pulled it before I got rid of it.
I did spend money on the lift, springs not blocks if that helps my case any.
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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See crap like that all the time around here. A lot are tow rigs heading to Glamis. Unbelivable.
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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that is the same setup andy351 has on his bronco
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Old 11-02-2004, 05:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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A guy i knew back in high school lowered the rear of his S10 with wood 2x4 blocks. They were treated. Front was dropped via good ole "heat the coils until they're cherry red" method.
sounds like the guy around here that cut 3" off his coils and didn't get drop ibeams.. the camber is impressive (or is that the castor?)
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