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Hockey puck suspention lift= FAIL!

So tonight I decided what a great idea it would be to lift up my truck unbolt the leafs off the rear blocks, jack up the leafs and put a puck on each side between the leafs and the rear blocks. Then Re bolt everything and tighten well.

Thought insted of buying longer shackles, I could use free pucks that are lying around.

I figgured hockey pucks are hard as SHI**

Well after drilling them a bit so they original bolt fits partway in them, and tighting. The stupid 1" hockey pucks crushed down to between 1/4 and 1/2 inch lol.

Alll that work and I got like 1/4 to 1/2 inch ! So I can't really tell a difference in my rear end, maybe like very minor.

Pictures soon to come.
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Take them off. Buy Belltech 6400 or 6700 shackles and call it a day. Safer for you and everyone else on the road.
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Take them off. Buy Belltech 6400 or 6700 shackles and call it a day. Safer for you and everyone else on the road.
There's no way those pucks are going anywhere, with how much pressure those U bolts have holding everything together. As well the leafs have a bolt that goes about half way through them that holds them.

I think I'll get a set of these http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=370168356577

cheaper, and 1-2 inch adjustable.
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Oh I need a awsome "canadian" fix to my E break cable! lmao!!!

it had rubbed the rubber off in a little spot against the frame, wd-40'd it and hockey taped the crap out of the line and zip tied it against another line so it cant rub.

You can fix anything with hockey tape!!
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How many hockey pucks did you stack? Because you should NEVER stack them.

And they should only be used as a body lift IF YOU ARE THAT DAMN BROKE!

And if you do use them, you need to put a sleave in them rather then just leave an open hole with a bolt through it. It will last longer.
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Just one puck per side... I dont think they should wear out? i'll take pictures tommorow and you guys can tell me for sure.

( hopefully they dont break or anything)
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Stop rigging **** and do it right
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I'm going to get ford to look that the E break line when I bring it in next week. They'll know if it needs to be replaced
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if they're soft enough to crush to half their initial size, they are soft enough to squeeze right out, and cause you some real issues!

leave the hockey equipment where it belongs, your truck deserves better!
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This thread and idea is fail big time.

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where are the pics???

I kinda wanna do it on my front axle now.. ya know, level the truck out.
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Can anyone say Axle Wrap????
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Wow you do know that rubber will wear out over time crack and fall the **** out.....Hate to be you when that happens.
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True Canadian.. you just gotta add some more pucks. LOL
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Wait...I'm confused, did you do a body lift or a suspension lift?
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nuff said

Oh my Moses!! That is the funniest thing I've ever seen.... sorry Dustie but that's hilarious!!
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Hockey pucks where only used for BODY LIFTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That picture is funny!
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Hockey pucks where only used for BODY LIFTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That picture is funny!
We had a guy come into the store the other day and buy some to use as motor mounts or something, I just kept a smile on my face and said good luck lol
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Silly Canadians.

And for the same price as those shackles u can get belltechs. ur paying $25 for the shackle and another$25 for shipping/
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woooooooooow......
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take the pucks out man. In time they will rot and crumble....... And you must be a newfie to do this. lol... jk no not really.
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take the pucks out man. In time they will rot and crumble....... And you must be a newfie to do this. lol... jk no not really.
no, he's an albertan... wait a minute, there is a good chance he's a newfie!
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^ baahahaha.


So if I read this right, you used a hockey puck as a lift block. Yeah. That's a big fail for a suspension lift. Why not have just used a larger 3 or 4" block and longer u-bolts?

Yeah you can get away using sleeved pucks for a body lift, but you know those aren't going to last forever either. The pucks can and will crack, causing them to break, and ultimately cause you some dangerous suspension problems which can lead to an accident. Get those pucks out of there ASAP. Because you said that they are crushed now, they're no good. May as well have put a piece of drywall where the pucks were. Would have gotten the same effect.

I'm all for DIY mods, but not when they compromise safety, such as this case.
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