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Rear block conserns??????

My new truck has a 4" BDS. Everything looks like quality stuff and a good install job.

The rear of the truck sits 3" higher than the front. It has the factory block and than another block ontop of that for a total of 7".

I do not like this and would like some options or some ideas on how to eliminate all that leverage the axel has on the suspention. Or any products you recamend maybe a soolid 5" block instead of stacked bloks. Any ideas or sugestions would be great.

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I have the factory block and then a big block on mine, never given me any issues yet. Have had it that way for about 4 years now. You can always get a smaller block to put with the factory block(truck won't sit as tall in the back), other than that, you are gonna have to do different rear leafs(taller ones, with no block).

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I dont like stacked blocks at all. Send a PM to DCSpecial. See what he can do for you

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As an avid offroader I can second Dave. Ive seen some really bad things happen to block stacked trucks/SUVs, but only on the trail and at the dunes. Mall crawlers and "Show" Vehicles may get away with it, I suppose.... Wouldnt have them on a daily driver even, myself.... Especially when massive horsepower is involved.....

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I have the factory block and then a big block on mine, never given me any issues yet. Have had it that way for about 4 years now. You can always get a smaller block to put with the factory block(truck won't sit as tall in the back), other than that, you are gonna have to do different rear leafs(taller ones, with no block).
Do you do any real offroading?

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And the "stacked block" debate endures.

Stacked blocks have worked for some, however common sense will tell one that it is an accident waiting to happen, particularly when one does some serious off-roading.

Under no circumstances would I stack blocks, JMHO.

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Do you do any real offroading?
Nope. The only real test it gets is draggin the boat. And it does just fine. But as far as "real offroading", doesn't see much of that.

I venture to say that for your average guy, stacked blocks are ok, you probably will not have any problems. However, it is obvious that the die-hard offroad crowd, doesn't like them.

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It seems under hard exseleration that much block gives to much leverage to the axel and alows for more axel wrap. I know traction bars would help but i want to get this stacked block thing taken care of. The rest of the lift is a nice quality set up better that the summit kit on the old truck.

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Never stack blocks! Some are lucky and get away with them...Get rear lift springs.
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