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B3000 lift blocks? PICS help

I am not sure if these blocks on my axle are lift blocks or if they are just stock blocks. I want to buy a lift kit for my truck but i want to be sure that i dont already have one. Any Help???


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if your truck is a 4x4 then i believe it has 2" lift blocks from the factory
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Its a 2wd Dual Sport 2001
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So when i put my new kit on i am guessing those go away.
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Yea, those are factory. What kit of lift are you looking at? Depends...

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Its just a standard 3" lift kit. I cant find the exact link....
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Body lift they stay. you only lift the bed and cab up off the frame

Suspension lift they would go away
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Body lift they stay. you only lift the bed and cab up off the frame

Suspension lift they would go away
It depends what lift he's going with. If he's going with a spindle lift that has nothing to do with the rear suspension.
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Its just a standard 3" lift kit. I cant find the exact link....
Its probably a body lift but...

if the 3" kit is spindles for the front, then you get lift blocks. i know with my superlift (which is for a 4x4), the rear blocks are added on top of the stock blocks to net in a 3.5" (approximate) rear lift. if you take the stock blocks out, you loose however much lift they gave you. All the lifts Ive seen assume that you keep the stock blocks installed to get the advertised amount of lift. Clear as mud?

After all that, i would stay away from lift blocks. Get an Add-A-Leaf (which will give you a couple inches and costs about $80) and a Belltech Chevy Drop shackle (another 1.5" and also costs $80 or so)

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Get new leaf springs. such as the skyjacker softride leafs. They are a little expensive, but give you the best ride. Also, they are advertised as fitting a 1997 or older ranger, but they fit all the way up to 2008 (which i have)
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I cant find the kit I was originally going to get. Anyone have any suggestions???
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the ? every one is asking is it a body lift or suspension lift
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If u wants looks and maybe bigger tires just go with the body lift. IF put on correctly they come out very nice , My .02 cents, its what i have on my truck.They are much cheaper than a suspension lift.
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Im not sure. ITs the key in the front for the torsion and blocks in the back.
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No, do NOT get that. Get either the Performance Accessories body lift or get the 3.5" Fabtech suspension lift or get both.

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Im not sure. ITs the key in the front for the torsion and blocks in the back.
Yeah like Brenton said that is bad news. Don't waste your money on it just go straight to a BL or spindle lift.
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Im looking for something cheap... Kinda low on funds. What would be the problem with the kit I was talking about?(Torsion key and lift blocks)
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It puts your components at such extreme angles that it wears them down super fast. Do a search, its not worth putting the money in to it. Just save up a lot more.
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Im looking for something cheap... Kinda low on funds. What would be the problem with the kit I was talking about?(Torsion key and lift blocks)
you want cheap, get a body lift. And do some reading in the suspension section on here!
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Yeah sorry for posting in general discussion I still getting the hang of this stuff and getting in to it. Thanks for all your help guys. Best forum ive ever been on!
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Thoes blocks are dual sport blocks. I have them on my 2000 TL edition mazda.
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Evan, I never knew you were on these forums. I drive the yellow ranger at school. hahaha funny to see you here. You could get a 3 inch spindle lift. thats what i have sitting in my room waiting to go on my truck. It wasnt that expensive.
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Evan, I never knew you were on these forums. I drive the yellow ranger at school. hahaha funny to see you here. You could get a 3 inch spindle lift. thats what i have sitting in my room waiting to go on my truck. It wasnt that expensive.
oh hey man what's up?? This is Ryan right? Yeah I have been on here for a couple of months but I never come on. I'm looking to do some stuff to my truck so I'm looking for advice. About how much did you pay for the spindle?
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Yeah this is Ryan. I ended up buying my spindle lift from a member on here for 200. But you can find them online for about 350ish which isnt too bad.
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Oh alright man cool. thanks alot
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