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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 07:33 PM
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Block Lift Question??

Can i use blocks to lift the front as well as the back? (with a solid axle of course)
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 08:07 PM
 
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Re: Block Lift Question??

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 09:14 PM
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Re: Block Lift Question??

What's the reason? I've seen tons of chevy's with blocks up front
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 09:23 PM
 
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its not safe enough. I will leave it at that.
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Re: Block Lift Question??

thanks for all the help........................
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Re: Block Lift Question??

because when you hit the brakes all your truck's weight shifts forward over the front axle, and those blocks create lots of leverage on the axle housing. that results in a ton of torque on the axle, which can bend/break springs, snap driveshaft ujoints, and make your steering worthless. even rear blocks can do the same things... i had a 5.5" block pop out on the trail and it let my axle drive under the truck, which ate the hell out of my fender and tire. if you want to lift a leaf axle without spending money, figure out how to drop the leaf spring mounts on the frame.
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Re: Block Lift Question??

While were on this topic, what about reversing the rear shackles (the stock ones)
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Re: Block Lift Question??

It would create a pinion angle that points so far down that i doubt youd even be able to attach the front driveshaft. And if you did, youd probably break a ujoint as soon as you put it in 4wd
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Im glad i asked that question , I was just going to try it out .thanx Rep
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Re: Block Lift Question??

i purchased a 85 chevy shortbox to replace my rusty 76
chevy shortbox, i used parts from each to make one good truck, the 85 had front 2" blocks, when i went to remove them ,they where broke in half, only held in by pressure,
im sure glad i pulled them out before they flew out, on
there own, (death trap) [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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