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Old 04-18-2011, 07:08 AM
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Default block/shackles?

sorry for all the questions but i was thinking about getting the chevy drop shackles and getting rid of the stock blocks. i was just wondering because blocks don't really help travel at all, and it seems like a shackle would let the axle travel farther. is that incorrect? i would like to get as much flex as possible out of my rear. do i have 2" or 2.5" blocks in the rear? i would like to get a 1" block to replace the 2/2.5" and than add the drop shackles. if i was to do that would i need new get longer shocks or would i be fine. i thought i read somewhere that 2" drop shackled give us about 1.5" of lift, is that correct? also i see many years of chevy drop shackles to pick from, which year do i need and any specific brand to get?
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:42 AM
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Yeah it would give you more flex. As for shocks i see no reason you would need new ones because you wouldn't be lifting your truck. The shackles you want are beltech 6400. I just put mine on not long ago. Here is a before and after.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:34 AM
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:48 AM
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sweet thanks guys! do they have a 1" block or atleast one smaller than my edge one? also is it 2 or 2.5" on my edge. the truck aint near me so i cant go measure
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:55 AM
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sweet thanks guys! do they have a 1" block or atleast one smaller than my edge one? also is it 2 or 2.5" on my edge. the truck aint near me so i cant go measure
I remember seeing 1" blocks on a website when i was looking at getting new leafs. Cant recall which one though. You could get expo leafs and the shackles and could prolly get away with not using a block if u wanted.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: block/shackles?

Dabiscuit, are your leafs connected to the way bottom bolt on the shackle? I have the 6400's on my truck and got no where near that amount of lift.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:35 PM
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i would get an AAL and the 6400s dump the blocks all together.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:41 PM
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Dabiscuit, are your leafs connected to the way bottom bolt on the shackle? I have the 6400's on my truck and got no where near that amount of lift.
Yes they are. It wasn't a whole of lift really. Might look like it cause in the second pic I have my superlift installed up front to.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:32 PM
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Thanks, I'm thinking the explorer leafs are my next project.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:51 PM
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ok thanks guys. i thought i read somewhere that AAL makes the ride nicer. is that true or maybe that was something else i read.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:00 PM
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ok thanks guys. i thought i read somewhere that AAL makes the ride nicer. is that true or maybe that was something else i read.
it makes it stiffer i liked the ride of mine but i also have much heavier leafs now and like those even more
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:30 AM
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ok. does it changed from truck to truck or do all the XLT rangers have the same size block cus i was think about trading my block for his block and hitch. i just wanna know what siez he has if he has one at all.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:10 AM
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ok. does it changed from truck to truck or do all the XLT rangers have the same size block cus i was think about trading my block for his block and hitch. i just wanna know what siez he has if he has one at all.
Depends on year and such I had 2.5" stock and got another set of 2"s in the garage when I was playing with sizes. If anything at the bare minimum he will have 1.5" blocks which are 2008 and up iirc. This is assuming he has a 4wd xlt stock 2wd don't.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:24 AM
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o ya he has an 00 xlt 2wd so i guess he has nothing back there. im gunna look around for aal and shackles. do you think my blocks are worth a hitch? seem very pricey online so seems like a good deal
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: block/shackles?

I think trading your blocks for a hitch is worth it
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