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Question Can I space front axles?

So after much research I've yet to get a definitive answer on why I can't put spacer blocks in my front axle as well as my rear. I'm not looking for anything crazy, only 1" blocks up front and 1 1/2" blocks in the rear for a little more clearance on my tires. Will 1" blocks up front really cause any problems?

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Due to the force placed on the front axle during braking and steering you are much more likely to have a block get spit out by either the u-bolts stretching or snapping from the increased leverage the axle has with the blocks installed.

Front blocks are illegal in some areas for those very reasons.



I would recommend a mini spring pack as it safely gets you the height since it's attached to the stock leaf pack via a new, longer center pin.
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I've already got add-a-leafs up front so I doubt the new center pins in a mini pack would fit unless they're rediculously long.

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If you only want an inch and already have 1 additional leaf in the pack, you can use half of the mini spring pack (4 leaf mini pack, 2" height) and the center pin will be plenty long.


Or do a hanger and shackle.
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