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are blocks bad????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meckleystephen, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen [OP] My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    i want to lift my truck but i dont know if i should go with an add a leaf from toytec or a block kit from rough country. ive installed add a leafs before and that is what im leaning towards

    Any Suggestions?????
     
  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Incognito

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  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    I'v had blocks brake on me when off roading>(
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen [OP] My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    thanks for the input i was definetley leaning toward the aal's
     
  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Blocks are for people who are too impatient to save the money and do it right.

    That's a somewhat roundabout way of saying blocks are doing it wrong.

    Yes, blocks are horrible. They come with all kinds of nasty side effects. If you're gonna lift it, suspension lift or not at all.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    nuckinfuts

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    blocks are bad, mmmkay.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    thekidcatcher

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    Oh man :( you haven't read on the other forums on blocks? Your head will pop clean off man. WATCH OUT!!!! Jk. If I had the money right now Id go with silverback but my AAL is workin fine for me now :)

    Edit: meant thread not forum:facepalm:
     
  11. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Yeah, try and stay away from blocks. Anything over a 1.5" block = not worth it IMO. Just throws too much leverage on the leafs and leads to a bunch of axle wrap. I've got an aal and a 1" block because my aals settled a tad and I wanted the rear higher again but when the money is available, an aftermarket leaf pack will find its way onto my truck.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    Best way to lift the rear is a whole new leaf pack.

    Better way to lift the rear is an AAL.

    Okay way is small blocks.

    Big blocks are a no go and are only for mall crawler F250's with Fleshstone and Monster stickers on the back.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    BLOCKS are horrible. of course i always have to learn the hard way.... it feels as if im off-road on road.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Will an AAL work if you've had the rear spring TSB done?

    I'm thinking the new bolts may not be long enough.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Yes you can get an AAL to fit into the TSB leaf pack- Need a new centering pins and new ubolts...
     
  16. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Thanks.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    i agree with everyone else.
    i learned the hard way blocks are horrible, i still have them in right now. just trying to find time to buy a leaf pack and put it in.
    blocks suck! lol my leaf springs are almost curved upwards in the center instead of flat.
     
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