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Re: custom rear blocks/coil spacers PICS!
I Thunked it all up, and then assembled the pieces. The coil spacers are item numbers 1088 and 89 from Superlift. I paid $13 per each pair of 1/4", so $39 there, got them from 4WPH. Superlift says you can go up to 1" this way, though youbeter have a long enough stub bolt, I chose 3/4" because the 1" would have been pushing it with the length of the bolt. Even then, that bolt is a PITA to get off, as I mentioned.
The rear blocks are custom. I designed the template I wanted and our moderator has a friend that produced them based on this template, proper slope, height, pin and hole size/location, etc. That was $50 + shipping, which will not be cheap for these since they are heavy.
totally figure about $120 for apx. 1" lift. this is lift that will never sag. Not bad IMO. And since I was doing this myself, I would much rather mess with the suspension than try to tackle a custom 1" body lift.
the only alignment this messes with is Camber. If you already are experiencing some + camber, as I am, then yes, a camber adjustment will be necessary. If your truck has some negative camber (front tires appear to angle in at the top), then this would correct that somewhat, and an alignment may not be needed. Nothing else changes (toe or caster), so if these are good, they will be good when you are done.
honestly, I think you may wish to consider one of those kits they sell that has a 1-2" spring for the front, and then maybe an add a leaf in the rear. The reason for me doing all this is that I have a 4" lift from Rancho. But, like all the kits everyone seems to sell, it "levels" the vehicle from sitting nose low/high in back. So, the 4" kit is really 4" front /3" rear. I now have a 4.5" lifted front, 4-4.25" rear. The truck appears to sit a tad nose low.
Hey BigNorm, I just remembered you asked about the large spring pack in the pics....I had mentioned before that my lift is a dual add-aleaf per side. So my stock pack had 5 leafs, you take one out, and insert the two replacements. They are the same thickness as the stock leaves, but have a bit more arch. They did add a bit to the spring rate, but the truck still rides great. this approach is best (IMO) if you are going to use an add-a-leaf. the single ones usually eventually begin to sag as the stock spring rate wins out. Full length add-a-leafs are also preferable.