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Old 01-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Which lift blocks should I use?

Okay, so I'm going to be adding some lift blocks and would like some advice on which ones to use.

Please don't tell me about how I shouldn't use blocks!! I've heard it all already. It is just temporary until I can afford some Dakars.

Also, I am aware that i will need extended brake lines and longer shocks as well as taller bump stops.

With that, here are the options I'm looking at:

Currently if have a 3-leaf AAL giving ~1.5" of lift. I want to add at least another 1.5" to that. I have found some similarly priced lift blocks. One set is 2" billet aluminum and the other is 1.5" cast steel. The shocks I will be using are rated for 3-4" of lift so they should work fine with either setup.

If you are curious why I want so much lift in the rear, it is because I just got a set of Maxtrac spindles and I absolutely HATE bro-lean.

Please let me know any insights you may have and also any reason one type might be better/worse than the other. Thank you much!
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As to aluminum or steel, these trucks don't weigh enough to make a difference. The question is how much BRO lean you have and how much lift you need to compensate.....without knowing I would say the 2" a little rake is better than a lean
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If you use aluminum blocks, you should add at least an additional inch since aluminum will flatten out over time due to it's soft characteristics. Here's what mine looks like.
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If you use aluminum blocks, you should add at least an additional inch since aluminum will flatten out over time due to it's soft characteristics. Here's what mine looks like.


Actually I was thinking maybe I should get another frame mounted below mine and just keep the suspension stock:

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Actually I was thinking maybe I should get another frame mounted below mine and just keep the suspension stock:

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There was a Caddilac on "dubs" on Craigslist awhile back that had modified Escalade frame welded onto it so they could clear the really cool 30" wheels with rubber band tires.
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There was a Caddilac on "dubs" on Craigslist awhile back that had modified Escalade frame welded onto it so they could clear the really cool 30" wheels with rubber band tires.
I thought "DUBS" meant 20s?

and Duece Dueces were 22s?

so 30s would be "trays" if i know my gansta speech
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