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Are blocks enough?

I am planning on adding 3" lift spindles one of these days. The kit I am looking to get comes with the spindles and 2" blocks. Do I need rear add-a-leafs too? If I don't need them will the blocks give me enough height to not look like a prerunner(nose up)? Keep in mind my t-bars are also maxed. Thanks for the help!

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You already have 2/3" blocks in, you'll just be stacking on top. Go with a Add-a-leaf instead.
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Just spindles and add-a-leafs? That's it?
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I don't know for sure, but with the stock blocks in the back and add-a-leafs that should equal like 4-5 inches of rear lift right? I dont know if the guys that run shackles and add-a-leafs take out the stock blocks or not, thats a question for them.
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have you not seen any thread like this during your 7k posts?


what setup are you running right now?

Stock edge has a 2inch block already on the rear, so PLEASE dont stack blocks ontop of each other

look into a chevy drop shackle or an AAL

Also depends on how much your front end gets lifted, you could always crank or uncrank the tbar adjusters to help level it out once the spindles are in
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have you not seen any thread like this during your 7k posts?
Quite honestly I hadn't paid any attention to it. I didn't see it happening for along time and never looked to closely.

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what setup are you running right now?

Stock edge has a 2inch block already on the rear, so PLEASE dont stack blocks ontop of each other
I have stock Edge suspension w/ t-bars cranked all the way.
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you could get one single 4"-5" block.
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you could get one single 4"-5" block.
i do not recommend that to anyone i had a nasty/ expensive lesson learned with those blocks..go with a add-a-leaf man alot safer...or go with chevy springs
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i do not recommend that to anyone i had a nasty/ expensive lesson learned with those blocks..go with a add-a-leaf man alot safer...or go with chevy springs

yours were junk aluminum blocks, if they are good cast blocks they will be fine.
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use the stock blocks with the aal's and chevy shackles and you will have this as the final result



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hey zabeard , i'm working on a plan to steal your ranger.... thought i would let you know.



sorry for the off topic
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