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How many inches is the stock block?

Title says it, I searched couldnt find it, having clearence problems in the rear while flexing so I just wanna buy a bigger block. Dont know if I should go 2, 3, or 4 inches . I dont want the rear any higher than level with the front. Sorry havnt had time to post pics of new tires Ill get em up soon tho.

To all...I know blocks cause axle wrap but I just spent 1k on tires and dont have enough money for deavers or time to go to junk yard and pull some chebby springs.
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the block you have now is 2" if it is the same one that edges come with.
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so is it safe to say that a 3inch will level the truck
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maybe go with a 4"

in the long run if i was you i would save for those procomp springs i have. they wil provide the lift you want and 323 shipped to your door isnt that bad for spring.
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Yeah I have contemplated that.......I really want to trade my truck in and buy a tacoma or even a titan....CST makes a sick 8inch lift for titans.
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what you need is new gears and a SFA
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yeah.........but for now I buy a over priced hunk of steel and some bent bolts. BTW thanks Zach your always helping me out man I appreciate it.
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couple of pics my camera is full of water so they suck i will get better ones when i have time.

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wow, man that looks killer! i wondered if you had posted new pics or not.

i need to get bigger tires.
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well, you already ahve the add a leaf and the belltech 6400s, so the only other way you are gonna get more height is either a larger block or different springs, and if you dont have time to get either some explorer springs or chevy springs from the yard (the explorers bolt right in) then your only alternative is a heigher block, so the factory block is 2", just measure from the center of the hub up to the fender opening front and back and see what difference in height is.
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instead of a larger block you could go with the belltech 6400 shackle which will give you around 1.5-2 inchs in the rear and better flex and ride... and theyre only like 50 bucks for the pair.

he already has them

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Wow, those don't look like 37's! Your only running a 3.5" spindle and 3" BL in those pics?

Looks awesome!

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thats looks great, but ya lift in the rear would be nice for it
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thanks yeah they look small ill post up some better ones in a minute. Im just gonna go with a 3inch block and see what happens ill eventually go with a chevy swap or those springs zach has
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wow, man that looks killer! i wondered if you had posted new pics or not.

i need to get bigger tires.
you just did lol
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I'd say x2 on that 4" block...pick up some traction bars too...your gonna need em'


I want a titan too...but I was thinking f150>titan...but a titan is NICE!!!!

The cst lift it about 4k isn't it?

The f150 you can do super/body lift and fit 37's IIRC...I'm not positive
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Those 37's look beefy, sweet setup dude.

If my front suspension dosent settle any, i am going to run a larger block in the rear too.
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