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blocks or springs

so I am trying to decide between the pmf traction bars and blocks or rear lift springs they will be either bds or icon depending on what kind of price I can get on them. Any input I don't tow much just a couple times a year just a car trailer and a car/truck or a boat. ride differences? If I could I would buy both I want all the pmf parts but sadly I can only have a few for now. Thanks for the input. it will be a 6 inch lift fwiw.

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i wouldnt normally lean toward a block, but if adding traction bars, i say go that route. unless you can pull the trigger on a set of deavers for the rear, i wouldnt do a spring replacement. i have never ran icon, but i have run bds, nothing bad to say about them, but the deavers ride quality is far superior.

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if your go blocks u can keep the factory overloads and keep the factory spring rate and GVW... if you do replacement the ride may be the same, but you will loose towing capacity.

blocks with no bars will give you axle wrap... springs cut down on axle wrap, but its still there. BARS, no axle wrap

so with you list of mods, bars would be a good idea, even if you did lift springs bars would be a good idea. sooo lift blocks and bars would be your best route so u only have to buy one set and not bars and springs

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springs if u can help it, i have 6" blocks on my 89 but there welded together and to the rear end so i get no axel wrap, but trac bars with blocks you should be fine

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Yeah I can't justify deavers right now but if I do springs now bars are still in the future, springs just look better than blocks

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Yeah I can't justify deavers right now but if I do springs now bars are still in the future, springs just look better than blocks
if u really look at it, lol blocks are just the cheap way

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The two options I am looking at cost about the same so price doesn't have much of a say on this choice

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i love how PMF incorporates u bolt holes in their blocks to keep everything straight. that would be the route i go. TRACTION BLOCKS!! even if you do deavers, you still gonna have to buy a bar set up sooner or later

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Lol all the stuff I got from pmf looks awesome I may go that route

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I went from OEM springs to a set of lifted Deavers and they rode the same
unfortunately they were used and were sagged so I couldn't swing brand new Deavers so i went with a set of superlift springs ,,,

your back will appreciate the PMF lift blocks and OEM springs IMHO

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