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Old 08-16-2009
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Axle Wrap?

I'm looking to get a little more lift out of my 2008 4x4 Ranger and thought about swapping my stock rear block (1.25" or 1.5") can't remember exactly what it is stock for a 2.5" stock block from a 2001 Ranger. I have belltech shackles already but only gained .75" because I could only use the 2nd last hole because of clearance issues on my exhaust tip. I figure in the end I'll should only gain 2" of rear lift compared to stock with the shackles and block swap. That shouldn't be enough to create much of an axle wrap issue or any other negative effects? In the front I'm doing the pre-key swap and a t-bar crank to level the truck as well.
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it'll wrap. but probably not terribly bad.

my truck, with stock blocks and shackles wraps, and its fairly noticeable. if i were you, i'd get some traction bars or something to help out. i plan to. and im only stock. i bet it would make a huge difference for sure
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IMO i would re-route your exhaust and use the lower holes in the shackles. its a better alternative to bigger blocks. if thats not an option for you than do the blocks but get a set of JD traction bars if youre worried about axle wrap
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i have assloads of axle wrap, but i also have much lower gears and wider tires.. it shouldn't be too much of an issue for you.
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