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Old 02-25-2010, 09:27 PM
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I really want to get the superlift lift kit for my truck this spring/summer but the kit comes with blocks to lift the rear and i have heard that the blocks in the back can give axle wrap and is hard on your truck. I was wondering if you can get just the kit for the front and then something other than the blocks for the back like an add a leaf.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:55 PM
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i have blocks in the rear havnt had a problem. you can get a shackle kit.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:08 PM
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You can get traction bars to combat the axle wrap.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:14 AM
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Shackle + AAL
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:42 AM
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Or use Explorer leaf springs, chevy drop shackles and factory block.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:07 AM
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Regarding just buying a front kit....it's cheaper to buy the entire front AND rear kit than it is to buy JUST the front kit.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:55 AM
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It kinda depends on what you are doing with the truck. If it is going to be all show then blocks will be fine. If it is going to be a hardcore wheeler then you probably want at least an aal if not a whole spring pack. You shouldnt get axle wrap unless you really get into the throttle
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:14 AM
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You shouldnt get axle wrap unless you really get into the throttle
It's still a leaf spring truck....

You WILL get axle wrap, PERIOD.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:46 AM
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yeah the blocks are like 80 or 100 dollars out of the total price of the kit
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:32 PM
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k thanks for all the info
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:12 PM
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4 or 6" skyjacker leaf springs and the belltech 6400 shackle
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:09 PM
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It's still a leaf spring truck....

You WILL get axle wrap, PERIOD.
Just saying from my experience....I had an '89 xj and a '94 s10 both with blocks in the rear and never had any axle wrap issues whatsoever
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:13 AM
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Just saying from my experience....I had an '89 xj and a '94 s10 both with blocks in the rear and never had any axle wrap issues whatsoever
not much power being sent to the axle, eh? not much of sticky tires either, eh?

I'm just saying, if it's leaf sprung, there will be spring twist(S-curve) PERIOD. Might not be too noticeable on one ride, yet is showing itself loudly on another. When there's a decent amount of power being sent to them or it's a manual truck....add some grippy tires...maybe a traction aid(LS or locker), it's there.

*My '88 XJ auto on 32's had no apparent wrap. Yet my buddy's '88 ax15 on 32's had MASSIVE wrap issues. We were both running the same bfg m/t's. On my Ranger now(35's, 4.88's, new strong engine w/ go-fast mods, 5spd manual, aussie lunchbox locker), I've got hardcore wrap/twist issues on the stock 2.5" block WITH traction bars. All that combined = carnage on my trans output and tcase though. BUT...it's leaps and bounds better than without the over axle traction bars.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:12 PM
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not much power being sent to the axle, eh? not much of sticky tires either, eh?

I'm just saying, if it's leaf sprung, there will be spring twist(S-curve) PERIOD. Might not be too noticeable on one ride, yet is showing itself loudly on another. When there's a decent amount of power being sent to them or it's a manual truck....add some grippy tires...maybe a traction aid(LS or locker), it's there.

*My '88 XJ auto on 32's had no apparent wrap. Yet my buddy's '88 ax15 on 32's had MASSIVE wrap issues. We were both running the same bfg m/t's. On my Ranger now(35's, 4.88's, new strong engine w/ go-fast mods, 5spd manual, aussie lunchbox locker), I've got hardcore wrap/twist issues on the stock 2.5" block WITH traction bars. All that combined = carnage on my trans output and tcase though. BUT...it's leaps and bounds better than without the over axle traction bars.
Im not arguing with you, I am just saying my experience
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:50 PM
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^same here. no worries. just further blahblahblahing for those that don't know anything. lol.
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