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Old 04-27-2007
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Icon4 stiff back end...blocks maybe?

I've had my truck lifted for almost 2 years now and the route I went in the rear was 2" AALs. If I replace the AALs with block would it be a bit softer? Stating the obvious, the stock AALs had 3 leafs..it now has 5...3 leafs are easier to bend than 5 so im assuming it would...right ?
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Old 04-30-2007
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It all depends on what you want to do with your truck. AAL are ok but like you have said, you ride is rough. Lift block make it so you can take out you AAL and keep the lift, but if you do some major offroading, you can get axel wrap. The best way to go is to get some deavers for your back end.
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get a set of deaver leaf springs, or some skyjackers.
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blocks will make it stiffer, and the ride will be worse......if you want a true good ride (better than factory) get a set of Skyjacker lifted leafs....part # FR34 for the lift you want....
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get a set of deaver leaf springs, or some skyjackers.

you're talking 450 to 600 dollars for deavers!!!
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if you take the AALs out and add a block it will ride better....
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my vote is stock chevy springs..
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damn 450-600?? ok the ride isn't THAT bad...

So some of you say blocks will make it worse and zach says it will ride better? So who's response is more accurate? I am just confused now
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with blocks you WILL have more axle wrap... if you want a softer ride get some skyjacker springs
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If you want the nice ride, you got to fork out the green :)
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