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Old 03-16-2010, 11:38 PM
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Angled or flat rear lift blocks?

I'm thinking of adding an 1" before I put on my Pro Comp traction bars. I currently have 5" Icon flat blocks with bump stops and my wheel sits back in the fender well. I plan on switching to a 6" block. Are angled blocks better than flat blocks? I know angled will center my axle better but is there any advantage other than looks? Are bump stop tangs needed as well on them? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:07 AM
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Angled blocks will reduce driveline angles. To center the axle I believe you need the blocks with adjustable top plates that are sold by OUO. When I was at 6" lift I had angled blocks and my axle still sat back in the fender well. When I got the OUO traction blocks we were able to center it up.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:05 AM
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I am probably going go with these in 6" Fabricated Unitized Lift Block - Precision Metal Fab or the Icon 6" blocks. So you are saying that angled blocks improve driveline angles. But doesn't a drop carrier bearing kit like the Icon one I'm running do the same thing? I don't notice any vibration or shutter at any speeds. I also may buy this ajustable carrier bearing unit Adjustable Center Carrier Bearing Drop Bracket - Precision Metal Fabeven though I'm not having problems with my current one.

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