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need advice on rear lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by gospurs21, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Mar 28, 2014 at 12:42 AM
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    gospurs21

    gospurs21 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i want to lift the rear of my truck only 1''.. I CANNOT AFFORD NEW SHOCKS, i want to maybe just get the Toytec 1'' aal but heard i cannot do that w/o getting new shocks? what about a 1'' block? heard blocks are bad and all but i heard 1'' isnt to bad and many people have good experiences with 1'' blocks.. can i get an advice opinions please? thanks
     
  2. Mar 28, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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    Then you CANNOT LIFT YOUR TRUCK.. 1st gens are real fussy about any lift in the back using stock shocks, but if only an inch & 1 inch only you could do it but I would def NOT recommend doing so, of course offroading is pretty much off the menu.. they're just too short
     
  3. Mar 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    bump.. i got a 2nd gen tho lol
     
  4. Mar 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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    If you only want 1" I'd just go with a block and you dont have to get new shocks but your travel will just be limited.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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    :anonymous::anonymous::anonymous:


    I'm old dammit !! I'm blind in 1 eye & can't see out of the other.....:eek::eek:


    Disregard EVERYTHING I said before,

    Have at it for a 2nd gen... 1" no issues......

    Thats a better answer anyway !!....:)
     
  6. Mar 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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    yeah sorry, hahaha.. so one inch will be fine? what do you mean my travel will be limited?
     
  7. Mar 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    can anyone send me some names of good inexpensive 1'' blocks? and what material to get? cause i heard not to get aluminum
     
  8. Mar 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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    Not enough
    I had a 1" block with stock shocks for years before upgrading. No problems unless you truly offroad, logging roads don't count.

    I think I've still got them sitting around somewhere if you're interested.

    If I remember correctly you will need longer u-bolts also.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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    I heard to stay away from aluminum blocks... What about cast iron? Is that safe ?
     
  10. Mar 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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    Yeah stay away from aluminum blocks for sure, they'll wear down
     
  11. Apr 1, 2014 at 12:50 AM
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    so,cast iron and steel is best?
     
  12. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:09 AM
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    yep...
     
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    1" block will be fine with stock shocks. Get good quality blocks with the centering pin. Steel is what I had on my last taco.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    thanks guys for all the input, ill be getting 1'' steel blocks and post pics
     
  15. Apr 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM
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    No worries glad to help, I'm particularly glad itwas discussed without alot of flaming over blocks....:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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