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Old 08-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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need 3 inches for rear axle

i have a crummy thin aluminum block in the back now for mock up and the truck sits perfect.... i have some solid steal 3inch blocks in the back of my other offroading truck that i got with a parts truck. who sells solid steal blocks for the rear? or what other options do i have for the rear.

i was reading shackle flips give 4+ inches so thats out of the question.

85 k30 1 ton springs
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i have a few sets of 4" ish cast/forged blocks at work, can be cut down


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ORD has a 2.5" shackle flip, I have one on my truck right now.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have two 4" steel/cast iron? off a 77 gmc 3/4 ton,
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you dont even need the shackle flip kit,...just take you old shackle off cut a hole out of the bottom of the hanger and move your leaf spring and shackle under the hanger thats what i did to mine,..just remember not to cut to much out,....mine has been drove to hell and back,..no cracks or anything
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you dont even need the shackle flip kit,...just take you old shackle off cut a hole out of the bottom of the hanger and move your leaf spring and shackle under the hanger thats what i did to mine,..just remember not to cut to much out,....mine has been drove to hell and back,..no cracks or anything

I know and have seen what you are talking about and most seem to hold up but.......GHETTO!

I'd go with the 4" DIY flip in the rear and put a Zero Rate under the front springs to make up the difference. Then you should be level from the info you gave.

You said 4" would be too much and make the rear higher than the front, right? Was your measurement level at 3" with the truck unloaded or if you put your tools and spares in the bed would your truck then have the rear lower than the front?

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Old 08-26-2009, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea its on the ground. I actually have a 3 inch block in the back but its really flimsy and don't trust it. Wouldn't mind running a cast iron block. The truck has a bunch of crap in the bed. But probably only 200lbs of crap and that shouldn't matter on one ton springs. But I really don't want it any higher then 3 inches
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Yea its on the ground. I actually have a 3 inch block in the back but its really flimsy and don't trust it. Wouldn't mind running a cast iron block. The truck has a bunch of crap in the bed. But probably only 200lbs of crap and that shouldn't matter on one ton springs. But I really don't want it any higher then 3 inches
So do a shackle flip, then take a leaf or 2 out of the pack so it sits lower. A one ton spring pack is probably too stiff for a wheeler anyways. Besides, a one inch rake isn't very noticable.
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So do a shackle flip, then take a leaf or 2 out of the pack so it sits lower. A one ton spring pack is probably too stiff for a wheeler anyways. Besides, a one inch rake isn't very noticable.
probably should have mentioned, this is gonna be a daily driver/ tow vehicle type set up, thats why im worried about leaving those aluminum blocks in the back. i want to keep the 1 ton leafs.... think i might just leave them in there for a while just to see how it sits on the street and with all the stuff out of the bed. maybe ill need to go higher or lower.
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We use Skyjacker blocks with a lot of our kits, instead of stacking the blocks of that most kit call for we replace both of them with one. They are cast one piece and they come in a few different sizes.
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