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lifting the rear

I just put a 3'' spindle on and aal's but my back is still lower so I wanted to replace my block that i have on there and put a 4'' block to level it out. A couple people said not to do that cause i'll get axle wrap, but they didn't give me any solutions on another way to do it. So any suggestions??
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longer shackels, the chevy lowering shackels (they raise our trucks). I dont know what brand or model #. Or you could go with bigger blocks but definatly get traction bars.
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Well thats what I said i wanted to do, was get bigger blocks. honestly I dont plan on doing that much offroading so i dont see it being a big issue
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You could go with bigger blocks, add a leaf and leave the current blocks or install seom 2 inch chevy drop shackles.
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You could go with bigger blocks, add a leaf and leave the current blocks or install seom 2 inch chevy drop shackles.

Yep, was going to agree with that. Got my shackles the other day, so add that to the AAL's already there, it'll level itself out good.

I'll post pics of mine Wednesday night when the install is complete.
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hmm ok how much does Chevy drop shackles go for and where can i find them?
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Summitracing.com and I wanna say the part number is BEL-6400 but I cannot remember.
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63" chevy leafs will pick you up to match the front and you can use a stock axle and NO blocks.

Blocks kill your leafs. I've broken 2 when I had them on my truck.
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I just bought some Fabtech leafs. Do you think i would break them if i dont do that much offroading?
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yeah, you can get big 'ol fat leaves or put on some blocks. I'm not a fan of cheaper methods that are form over function, but if you're not offroading, I doubt you'll ever feel the need for anything else, unless you have a really powerful engine and end up with a lot of axle wrap.
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