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This is why BLOCKS are bad!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MapleMoose, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    This is the reason lift blocks are VERY bad. You can see the breaking point is associated with the blocks. If your thinking about it or know someone who has them tell them to get rid of them quick!

    EDIT: My shock is not broken or bent. thats just the boot

    I will now be installing my 3" All Pros asap

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Joben7726

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    concur.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    tacotopher

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    Ouch. That's enough evidence for me to never use blocks :D
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    unless you beat the shit out of them, then you will have problems. I ran a budget build on my old 4runner, never had a problem..I know a few people with blocks for YEARS, no problems.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    YotaKid62

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    :eek:ooo, makes me glad I got rid of mine and added onto my leafs instead!
     
  7. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Joben7726

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    i used to have blocks, made my leafs frown like a fat kid who had his ice cream melt in his hand.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    carcharias

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  9. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    So should I remove my 10" blocks from my z71.....hehe i had to
     
  11. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    This place is a saving grace. When I was shopping for wheels, the guys there ALMOST talked me into blocks but I kept saying "Wellll......I have to check something first (TW) because I heard that if I wanted to lift, not to use blocks." They got kind of upset, so upset and insulted that they would not even give me the price on the wheels...
     
  12. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    More info? How big are those blocks, and what were you doing when the failure occurred? Not arguin' - just askin' ?
     
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    everyone and their dead cat joe uses blocks here.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    I have learned so much from this place its unbelievable. And i have saved alot of money by doing mostly everything by myself. But i have probly spent more money with all the mods i have discovered on this site :laughing:. Its a win win :D
     
  15. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    3" Blocks... I noticed it today doing my weekly walk around. It probly happened during my last snow wheeling disaster. We ended up being stuck on this trail and had to turn around. The problem was we had to go back up all the hills we came down but with a foot of snow. And to make it worse i was on my 265 winters aired down to 9 psi. I made it up after hours and hours of carving, maneuvering, throttle, redlining, and really good driving. But it was really hard on the truck with all the bouncing and throttle to the rear.

    Why? so you can use it against me? :bananadead:
     
  16. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    the guys at the place i get my tires at seem to be very obsessed with blocks and spacers...i was just looking at ordering a lift from them an every kit they were suggesting seemed to have blocks and spacers...i politley told them that blocks and spacers are crap and im going to just order everything online:rolleyes:
     
  17. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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  18. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    how do you like the all pros? i have 3 inch blocks now and already made up my mind to switch to lift springs. just didnt know which ones to get
     
  19. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    I dont have a dead cat named joe..


    This should be stickied so we can show everyone who says, 'Are blocks good for lifts?' along with the oh so great why spacers suck thread
     
  20. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    I kinda don't really see how blocks casued that..... :confused: Can someone please explain for this n00b? :anonymous: I also do not see how blocks would make the leaf pack frown more................... at all.
     
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