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Rear Leaf Decision

Im not really looking for more than 1 inch lift in the rear. Im not doing this for lift purposes really because I have no way to really lift the front. Just looking to take out the stock block and use the best leaf to give me a better ride. an inch or so of raise wouldnt be bad but I dont want to go obver that because it will look out of place. So just seeing what options I had. thanks, Zach.
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expo leafs
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which one would give a better ride?
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you could always use a shackle instead...
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different shocks will

passenger car shocks will ride softer
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yeah but Im pretty sure putting a shackle with my stock leaf and blocks is going to ride worse then the block removed, no shackle, and different rear life right?
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different shocks will

passenger car shocks will ride softer
im goin to be gettng bilsteins soon, just wanted to know if any leafs would make it even better?
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putting longer shackles on will actually help the ride quality
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so which do you recommend for better ride and a lil lift. rear shackle to stock leaf and leave stock block in. or get new longer leaf and take out stock block. I have a feeling a new leaf and no stock block will have better flex and ride quality but thats just a guess, I dont have any personal experience with it.
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the chevy shackle lift

if you can get the MONROE GAS MAGNUM shocks down by you

get them , i am told they ride like a cadillac
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sport trac springs? haha thats only what, 4"of lift?
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