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with zach on the 63" swap but vote for rearched instaed of blocks
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explain to me whats wrong with them
blocks have a few disadvantages. mostly off road. like i said earlier, on a 2WD rig it's fine.


i'm just giving you a hard time mall crawler
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4 inch blocks? disgusting



Go with what Zabeard said, the Chevy springs.
I have 4" blocks on mine too. Along with shackles and Deavers. The blocks don't make any noticeable difference over the stock blocks. I've punished mine pretty good with no ill effects....
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blocks have a few disadvantages. mostly off road. like i said earlier, on a 2WD rig it's fine.


i'm just giving you a hard time mall crawler
and Im giving you a hard time at giving me a hard time lol
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and Im giving you a hard time at giving me a hard time lol
wouldn't have it any other way.
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yes, my blocks are bigger than your weiner. now shut your mouth puddi puddi.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH I laughed pretty hard when I read that.

New leaf pack FTW. If you don't want to do that I also say an AAL and shackle.
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mmm so many different options
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LIFT BLOCKS ARE SUPER AWESOME!



Doing it right may cost a little extra money but its worth it

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any lift block can be used in the rear and safely you just have to do the appropriate mods to have them

anything 4" and under really doesnt require much, esp on a <200hp truck.

I have 3" blocks on my SD.... Soon to have 4, but I will have traction bars.
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zabeard, do you make your own traction bars to? theres a good video on youtube of a cj8 showing axel wrap and snapping the driveline, then it shows after the traction bars installed, i dont think it even had blocks and had mad axel wrap.
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remeber that 01 SAS someone found that had huuuuuge rear blocks and blocks in the front to. haha that thing was retarded.
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yeah i also have some traction bars. I might go with the bigger blocks. not sure yet. price will be an issue so i will be looking at the cheapest route.
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anyone know the stock ubolt lenght and the dimensions i will need to have others made?
i plan on using 3" blocks on my factory ones.

haha is blocks on the front even safe? i have never seen that before.
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zabeard, do you make your own traction bars to? theres a good video on youtube of a cj8 showing axel wrap and snapping the driveline, then it shows after the traction bars installed, i dont think it even had blocks and had mad axel wrap.
thats a CJ8 for you. the CJ8 is just that way becasue the springs are so light, they are not hauling anything in a CJ8. Rangers and trucks in general usually have decent leaf springs to help control that wrap. Yes I have made my own, there really isnt much to them. I plan to make some for my Superduty to get rid of the violent shifts and control axle wrap. My Ranger doesnt need tractions bars. It is all linked.
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Will my stock rear drive shaft be ok with the added lift in the rear?
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No dude send me 300$ and ur old dshaft and ill ship you my modified dshaft thatll work perfectly for you.
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No lol
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anyone know the stock ubolt lenght and the dimensions i will need to have others made?
i plan on using 3" blocks on my factory ones.

haha is blocks on the front even safe? i have never seen that before.
you are stacking a 2 and a 3 inch block? prepare for axle wrap.
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Ty, I'd go with Expo leafs, Belltech's, and the factory 2.5" block. That's damn near what I have, but the RCD is just a lil bit longer than the Belltech. If it were me, I'd throw a 3" block in there with an expo leaf pack and the Belltech. This is gonna be your cheapest route man... Leaf packs are spendy...

You won't have any driveline problems. I've flexed mine out good a few times and never had any issues concerning that.
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you are stacking a 2 and a 3 inch block? prepare for axle wrap.
doesnt the superlift kit new come with 3" blocks? cant be to bad, i just wish junk yards had stuff that wasnt 80 years old around me.
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Dude.......best idea IMO is Tre's setup. Explorer springs, stock 2.5" block, and the RCD 9" eye to eye shackle(aka 3" Chevy drop shackle). Don't forget your pinion shims. After riding in his, holy shiz it rides AWESOME and mines a brick. And his setup is a cheap *** setup to set up too. I can't wait to bolt those Expo's under mine!



Edit: looky there...Tre posted. lol.
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explain pinion shims to me lol. my first time dealing with a susp lift
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they are shims that correct your pinion angle for the rear dif, i think they go on the spring perch or blocks i cant remember, do we need them for lifting the back 4-5"? shane do you have any pics of tres truck with that setup? i also have no clue how you guys can run the shackels just fine, first time i flexd it good it went bad in a hurry.
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Im going skyjacker springs soon so thats what i'd run. also plan to get rancho adjustable shocks
ditched the shackles for a reason and guess what downey has them now....no lie lol
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more info on pinion shims?
and what length shocks will i be needing.

i have several questions. i know. haha
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