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Old 06-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Do I need new center pins for 1.5" block?

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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no, but you will need new u-bolts
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Centerpins, why?
Because the stock ones are cut off short to clear bump stops for one & 2: adding a 1.5" block is going to leave the pin about an inch short & lastly you should always replace centerpins if removing (but not a deal killer if you don't)
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Also you can easily make your own, just get a 3/8" fine thread grade 5
(or better) bolt, about 4"-5" long with a nylock to match, just grind the corners off the head of the bolt & it fits perfectly into spring perch on axle
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Because the stock ones are cut off short to clear bump stops for one & 2: adding a 1.5" block is going to leave the pin about an inch short & lastly you should always replace centerpins if removing (but not a deal killer if you don't)
Help me out here. Why would you even touch the center pins if all you are doing is adding a lift block? The block goes between the spring and the axel, so there is no need to take apart the spring. I can see it if your doing a add a leaf. What am I missing here?
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Because the stock ones are cut off short to clear bump stops for one & 2: adding a 1.5" block is going to leave the pin about an inch short & lastly you should always replace centerpins if removing (but not a deal killer if you don't)
What lift blocks do you have?

I know its been many many years since I've helped someone install lift blocks - but we never messed with the centering pins. The lift block sits on top the head of the pin (hole in block) and has a nub on the other side that sits in the spring plate. Longer Ubolts ...YES. But you never had to touch the centering pins.
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What lift blocks do you have?

I know its been many many years since I've helped someone install lift blocks - but we never messed with the centering pins. The lift block sits on top the head of the pin (hole in block) and has a nub on the other side that sits in the spring plate. Longer Ubolts ...YES. But you never had to touch the centering pins.
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My bad confused block with leafs..... HEY I'm old Goddammit !! Its a senior moment (or is it movement ??)

its a Ubolt thing.....nevermind.....
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