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Aluminum vs steel what the difference?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by colinb17, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    colinb17

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    so, i'm still deciding between an inespensive lift vs a level that i will have for about a year before i go all out for a real 3 in lift done right. but that's a different question...for now, i'm wondering what the difference is between the aluminum and steel lift blocks. other than dealing with rust vs corrosion, i can't really think of any. any ideas or personal prefferences are appreciated
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    blocks are blocks tho...

    you should be able to find a decent long aal for fairly cheap if you feel like you must lift now
     
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    yea go for a add a leaf it will help you more than a block
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    yeah, after some more research i found an aal that was only a little bit more than the block.
     
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    I don't know about blocks....

    But in terms of axle shims - which are the same thing as blocks, just a whole lot smaller.... I have seen alluminum shims deform (over time) causing U-bolts to come loose and break centering pins.

    Take that for what its worth.

    But yeah...I'd definately get an AAL. Blocks can break/crack from the torque load and fly out and hit people (I've seen that too!)
     
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