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Icon10 blocks on axel?

if i were to put 3 inch blocks and longer u bolts in the rear would that be safe at all???
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Yes. A stock Edge has 2" blocks. Three inch blocks are ok, but you won't want to go more.
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ok then what can i do to the front for the 3 inches to level it out?
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Lift Spindles.
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how much do they run and is that all i would need?
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I think you may need front shocks too. Here is a link to a set on ebay with 2" blocks. Look on Fabtechs website too.
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Do you want a body lift or a suspension lift? You could get a 3" Body Lift and or a 3" Suspension lift depending on how high you want to go and what size tires you want to run.
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Don't need front shocks.....and nothing else moves but the brakes/hub that are connected to the moved spindle. Do a search for spindle info...there's aLOT ALOT of threads regarding lifting. Just remember, you have a coil sprung suspension....not TORSION like an EDGE 2wd.
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is that good or bad?
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what?
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is it good or bad to have that i mean like is it cheaper to lift?
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A body lift is cheaper, $175-215ish, where as a suspension lift and all the necessary components can cost around $700. A BL will allow you to fit bigger tires, but won't give you any clearance while off-roading. A suspension lift will allow you to fit bigger tires and give you clearance while off-road. Both will allow even bigger tires and more clearance. You will probably want to re-gear depending on the gears you have now and the tire size you get.
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ok well i am thinking about 3 inch blocks and spindles up. then a 3 inch body which would give me 6 inches for like what 400$ right?
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a 2wd is significantly cheaper to lift compaired to a 4wd.....at least in our applications. $500 compaired to $2000...i think thats what you are asking. If you are asking about torsion vs. coil.........you need to make sure you get the right spindle for your truck....thats all. Don't think there's a price difference there.
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If you want to go up just a couple of inches you can crank the T-bars and put some Add-A-Leafs or Chevy drop shackls in the rear, that'll get ya about 2".
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ok well i am thinking about 3 inch blocks and spindles up. then a 3 inch body which would give me 6 inches for like what 400$ right? is that reasonable for all that? if i do the work?
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I'd budget $700 just to be safe.....reason is there's inferior spindles out there......and you don't want a cheap wal mart special when it comes to spindles. Your brakes and wheels are riding on this little 1" spindles. Body lifts are around $200.......Spindles around $300-400ish....blocks $50. Yea should give ya 6"...fit 33's under there.
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If you want to go up just a couple of inches you can crank the T-bars and put some Add-A-Leafs or Chevy drop shackls in the rear, that'll get ya about 2".
he doesn't have an edge......and edges didn't come in 4cyl.....i can only assume he has coils. No torsion bars.
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is that good or bad?
i think he was referrring to having coils compared to t-bars

i would say that coils are better.. even though it will take more to get the same height i would say the ride quality is better and you would probably get more travel... or could possibly get more travel i should say
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he doesn't have an edge......and edges didn't come in 4cyl.....i can only assume he has coils. No torsion bars.
You're right I dunno why I was thinking that...
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You're right I dunno why I was thinking that...
edge guys....scheesh.
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alright anyone want to help me with all this stuff? haha.. should i go with 4.56 gears to keep gas milage and power?
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what size tires do you want to go with?
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prob 32-35 in there some where....
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thats a real wide range when you're talking gears.. what kind of driving will you be doing? (mostly highway,city, or are you concentrating more on offroad)
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