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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2000, 08:13 PM
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rear springs vs. blocks

Which is better, front and rear springs in a 6" lift kit or front springs and blocks, or front springs and blocks, and add-a-leafs? In an '82 3/4 ton Chevy, longbed, 4x4.

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Re: rear springs vs. blocks

<font color=blue>Avoid blocks if at all possible. Even short ones, I have 2" blocks in the rear and it caused horrible wheelhop. If I wanted to lift my truck six inches, I would use 6" tuff country springs in front, 2" springs in the rear, and a shackle flip. This alows you to use flatter and softer (more flex and better riding) springs instead of heavily arched springs. On the other hand, my dad has a 6" Skyjacker system in his truck and it rides nice. Alcan also makes a very good spring if you have the money</font color=blue>

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Re: rear springs vs. blocks

the kit is a 6" Pro Comp kit, for a hell of a great deal.
$500.00 for the options of front springs w/ rear springs, blocks, or add-a-leafs, steel braided brakelines,steering arm, pitman arm, draglink, and shocks.

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Re: rear springs vs. blocks

You are definetly better off without any blocks!
So you are saying this kit/system will give you
6" front and rear springs.
Steel braided brakelines. (2or3? probably 2)
Shocks. (4)
And your choice of a Steering arm, or Pitman arm, or Draglink.
If this is the deal? that is a SMOKE'N deal[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
so where can you get this???????

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Re: rear springs vs. blocks

I'm offered this deal from 4WheelParts.com, I also have ProComp M/T tires and A/E 589 wheels with it for 1288.00

With the new rear springs, would i still be able to haul a heavy weight?
Unfortunately, I don't have the money right now, but hopefully in the future, I will get enough.

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Re: rear springs vs. blocks

What do you plan to do with your truck. Procomp springs are very stiff. In my opinion they are not very good springs. One of my front springs sags 3/4 of an inch lower than the other one. Procomp said that was normal. That is just my experience with them. Other people may have had a better experience. I would ask around.

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Re: rear springs vs. blocks

Mr. Boom, Please tell me more about your dad's lift because I have a six inch lift on a ' 77 chevy with 38" boggers. It rides like a stump and also rubs the front quater panels. I want an 8 to 10 " lift but don't want to pay too much. I need new springs all the way around. ( there is a block in the back and they sag real bad.) Please give me some help on which lift to get. I am aiming for a 40" tire. I don't mind a body lift either. I really appreciate all your help. Thank You [email protected]

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