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Old 09-05-2007, 02:23 PM
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blocks in the rear?

I put 1 1/2 inch blocks under the rear of my truck the other day, i put them on top of the factory blocks. I was wondering if it matters whether they go under the factory blocks or on top? thanks.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:43 PM
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i dont thhink it really matters
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:50 PM
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I don't think it does either - but I would look into getting ONE block made that is the correct size or buying a small rear spring lift. Stacked blocks aren't a good idea.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:59 PM
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what i did was tack welded mine in several places to keep from any worries
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you shouldnt worry about it to much at all. just torque those U bolts down tight every few hundred miles and its all good.
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Been running stacked blocks for over 500k on two trucks with no issues... Nothing to worry about!
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as llong as the blocks arent wedged it wont matter. the fastory blocks usually have the bump stops. so I would put the bump stop (factory) blocks on top so your tire wont ever get into your fender.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:57 PM
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out of curiosity...are blocks used in these trucks 2.5" or 3" wide? And would the low side of a tapered block be torward the front of the truck or the rear?
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Were do you get blocks for the rear? if i do that and a leveling kit will the truck be noticbly taller? what combo would work for that?
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The thicker side of the block goed to the front. This will kick the axle up so it gives you a better pinion angle and not be so hard on you u-joints. So the wedge goes on bottom and thinner side goes to the front on truck
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