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I just wanted to know you anyone knew if Fabtech blocks can fit on any truck? I was told that this was true from a local truck place. My friend has some 4'' blocks and he has a Chevy and he would just give them to me if they will fit.
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probably if they are the same width..
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I think they will as long a they have a hole in the center for the head of the bolt to go in.
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yeah i hope they will. Its worth the try. thanks!
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But they have no bump stop arms. You will lose all your bump stop function. Just about ANY block of the proper width will fit -- but they won't control your up travel.

That's why I made my own "hybrid" blocks by having the stock blocks professionally welded to an extension. I beat my truck too much to be unconcerned about bump stops.
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blocks= reeeetarded...i heard nothing and had nothing but trouble with mine....just buy chevy shackles and a AAL.
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Well i have aal on now and I dont really do any offroading, so I dont see a problem with having blocks. Also how much do Chevy Shackles go for?
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I got the equivalent of the chevy shackle from autozone for $15.00 a pair. They're actually just four metal plates that go on each side of the leaf spring with new bolts. I've had them for just under three weeks now and I haven't had a problem(knock on wood).
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hmm ok Ill look into it. I should just ask for Chevy Shackles and someone should know what im talking about? The thing is I really dont know anything about Chevy shackles at all! How many inches will they give me?
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The Chevy shackles are 2" longer, yielding an additional inch of lift. I'm using them also.

They are 2" Chevy drop shackles (reversed configuration from our truck so longer shackles give drop rather than lift). They are for 88-98 Chevy full size trucks. They are the right width exactly for later model Rangers.
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thanks guys I'll look into it. Its just so temping to put the blocks on when they are free! I think If i did a lot of offroading or plan on doing some offroading I would just get the Shackles,but thanks for your guys suggestions though
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