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Old 07-29-2007, 06:55 PM
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Question Cornfused about blocks

Okay, I've read through a bunch of posts that tell me that suspension blocks are bad. I understand that part; however, when I crawled under my truck, what did I see between the rear axle and the leaf springs??? Blocks!! WTF! I am 99.5% sure that this truck was bone stock when I purchased it. Do/did the 99's come with 2" blocks in the rear? I've increased tire size and believe that I'm getting axle wrap. I was thinking of getting ladder bars or a 4 link but if I can just take the blocks out and go with bigger leaf springs would this solve the problem? Thanks in advance.
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these trucks come factory with blocks. the only place i have heard blocks are bad are in the front. someone else can correct me if im wrong
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these trucks come factory with blocks. the only place i have heard blocks are bad are in the front. someone else can correct me if im wrong
That's kinda what I expected and have been reading. Also, don't stack blocks, but that's about it. I have read a few threads that address axle wrap and I am researching the 4-link system as well as ladder bars. Money is an issue; however, I want something that will work. I'm a big believer in you get what you pay for.
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blocks in the front and stacked blocks in the back is what ive heard are bad too
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:21 PM
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cornfused???
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:25 PM
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cornfused???
Well corn fed and cornfused seem to go together.
I was edjimicated in the publik skool system.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:28 PM
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I hear ya there man!
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ive got a 99 350, i ve got one inch block stacked on top of the rear stock blck and its fine, the front ive hear is not awesome to block but as long as you don't go crazy you shouod be ok, also you could do an add a leaf in the rear or go with a heavier load spring pack, and then theres always the suspension lift. . .
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nothing wrong with blocks in the rear... i wouldnt put them in the front... itll drive like crap. i have a 5 inch block in the back on top of the factory block. i wouldnt go sky high with the blocks but u can go pretty tall! its all good in the hood . rear block good front block bad
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my opinion, never stack blocks and never use blocks in the front.
blocks increase the leverage on your leaf springs, when you have a space where there is leverage, it can open up and spit out the blocks. guys have done both, stack blocks and used blocks in the front, but in my opinion if they haven't had any problems they are lucky, that doesn't mean it is safe.
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