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rear lift block or springs???

I had a post about sway bar end links i could have added this too but didnt think about it... My mechanic told me I need to get a solid rear block for the lift or a set of lift springs for the 4ish inch lift. As of now its going to be stock block and the taller block stacked on top of each other, he says that isnt good but will work until i find something else. The truck the lift came off of had the blocks stacked on each other. Thanks for any info guys!!!


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i put a 5" PMF block in the rear to make the rear sit a bit higher due to my leveling kit..Adding springs will give you a stiffer ride..

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i put a 5" PMF block in the rear to make the rear sit a bit higher due to my leveling kit..Adding springs will give you a stiffer ride..
Yes, my 04 had stacked blocks in the rear with stock springs, and rode awesome over a bump in the back, my new 05 has a 10" fabtech lift with a full spring in the rear and I don't like the way the rear takes a bump at all, I'm probably going to do stock springs with an add a leaf, and a 7" rize traction block for a better ride.


I gotta know, what kind of exhaust tip is that, I love how those look but can't find one, and I'm about to do exhaust on the new 05 so I'd like some info on that tip.


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Never stack blocks, best ride quality will be a taller block or Icon 5" lift springs without any block.
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Jason that is just my 5" exhaust, i painted it black the day i put it on and it still looks like that almost 2 years later, i wish i remembered what spray paint i used, it has held up awesome, well maybe the soot helps it out a little haha

Caryt, so what length block would i need if i wanted to use with my 4" front lift springs, overall the rear block would need to be what length?

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no more info on lift blocks? that one link those are nice but pricey for some blocks, 175 dollars? yikes

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5"..rear blocks, I'd use 2.5" mini rear spring packs and your stock blocks..yes more $$ but less axle wrap and a better ride quality.
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