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Blocks between leaf springs and axle?

The Blocks that go between the leaf springs and rear axles, wondering if anybody makes one that is a standard or close to standard block that is around 7 inches long that I can use with an anti-roll leaf spring perch.

Edit: Here's what I'm talking about.

On the rear end of my ranger where the leaf spring connects to the rear axle


There's a block that goes between the leaf spring and the axle (leaf spring perch) that I would like extended to 7 inches to fit my anti-roll perch and still somewhat maintain the pinion correction, if all I can find is a block with no correction, then that will work as well.


But without that block there, I figure I'm going to be around 2 inches lower on the rear end than what I really should be. Granted my 4 leaf leaf-springs will help me out a bit on that, I still would like a block under there to keep me up in the rear so I'm not completely level when I twist my front torsion bars.


So I'm wondering if anybody makes a block that is 7 inches from front to back to go along with my Anti-Roll leaf spring perches.

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The Blocks that go between the leaf springs and rear axles, wondering if anybody makes one that is a standard or close to standard block that is around 7 inches long that I can use with an anti-roll leaf spring perch.

If you need further explanation, just ask and I can post pictures of what I'm looking for.
I want to see a pic of the crazy contraption you are trying to make. Are you wanting to put the 7 inch block on top of the leaf springs?
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He said 7 inches long, not 7 inches high.
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updated with pictures. Also, what 4x404 said is correct if that's what you were talking about. I'm not really trying to lift it any further, I'm just trying to keep my axle from rolling back and forth so much by lengthening it to fit on my longer leaf spring perches.
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Honestly.. I don't think it will matter. The spring mount on the axle isn't that long.
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Actually, an inch on either side helps a decent amount, not to mention the stock cast pieces are rolled up on all four ends as you can see, which really doesn't help in the first place when it comes to axle roll. When I first had my bed off, I was watching it roll back and forth in my driveway and I was amazed it moved THAT much.
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Actually, an inch on either side helps a decent amount, not to mention the stock cast pieces are rolled up on all four ends as you can see, which really doesn't help in the first place when it comes to axle roll. When I first had my bed off, I was watching it roll back and forth in my driveway and I was amazed it moved THAT much.
That radius on the forward & aft edges of the stock cast part is there to prevent excess bending stresses from damaging the leaf spring. Springs are made from fairly a hard material and bending the spring around a sharp edge could break the leaf (eventually) or put a permanent bend in it, not what you want...
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Get a good set of traction bars for the rear.

James Duff makes a set for the 97 and earlier. All it takes is a big hammer to make em work right.

They'll prevent spring warp up and wheel hop.

And using a 7" wide perch is a horrible idea. You won't be able to find a block that long and using two side by side would be just plain old silly.

Find a good local fab and off road shop and they can devise a pinion shim that should work fine.

Good luck
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