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Old 03-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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I looked around and couldnt find what i was looking for but i bought belltech shackles for my truck and then realized my exhaust was in the way so then thought about the lift blocks. my question is are lift blocks dependable cause ive seen some things about them breaking or is it worth spending the money to reroute my exhaust and use the shackles thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:49 AM
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Blocks are cheap and easy, if you can find stick ranger clocks that's a plus. Stock blocks for us are 2.5 inches. Just don't get aluminum blocks

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:05 AM
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Thanks ill definitely look into stock blocks
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Bastard pack it
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:33 AM
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What exactly is that
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It's a mix of ranger and another vehicle leafs. Normally expo leaves. It lifts and increases towing performance
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:04 AM
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O ok thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:51 PM
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I looked around and couldnt find what i was looking for but i bought belltech shackles for my truck and then realized my exhaust was in the way so then thought about the lift blocks. my question is are lift blocks dependable cause ive seen some things about them breaking or is it worth spending the money to reroute my exhaust and use the shackles thanks
Your 03 has the factory 2.25" blocks.

Anyway, my exhaust was in the way when I went to put my shackles on. A quick sawzall job just behind the axle took care of it, lol.

add a leaf > shackles > blocks
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:09 PM
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Now which of these lifts do you need lift shocks for?
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Your 03 has the factory 2.25" blocks.

Anyway, my exhaust was in the way when I went to put my shackles on. A quick sawzall job just behind the axle took care of it, lol.

add a leaf > shackles > blocks
Yea i seen what you were talking about with the factory blocks now so it looks like im heading in the same direction as you lol
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I looked around and couldnt find what i was looking for but i bought belltech shackles for my truck and then realized my exhaust was in the way so then thought about the lift blocks. my question is are lift blocks dependable cause ive seen some things about them breaking or is it worth spending the money to reroute my exhaust and use the shackles thanks
you dont need to re-route it just bent the hanger.

blocks cause torque and axle wrap. shackles help keep pinion angle and reduce axle hop.
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you dont need to re-route it just bent the hanger.

blocks cause torque and axle wrap. shackles help keep pinion angle and reduce axle hop.
Can u explain what torque and axle wrap is to me? I'm thinking about blocks on my truck
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:48 PM
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It's pretty much when you get on the gas the tires spin which make the axle want to twist, "axle wrap". The taller the block the more axle wrap. It wears the u joint on the driveshaft and countless other things. I've seen a truck with two 3inch blocks stacked on each other have the axle rip the driveshaft off and broke the u bolts.

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Default Re: Shackles vs. blocks

Shackles are safer way to go. Unless you have a street queen, then blocks are fine. Blocks in off roading, can flex through the U-bolts and fall out. But that fact your truck is also not stupid lifted or anything you are going to be fine with blocks. I personally would only run shackles, I can always reroute exhaust, or cut it off. But that's me!

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It's pretty much when you get on the gas the tires spin which make the axle want to twist, "axle wrap". The taller the block the more axle wrap. It wears the u joint on the driveshaft and countless other things. I've seen a truck with two 3inch blocks stacked on each other have the axle rip the driveshaft off and broke the u bolts.

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This....I have had a block come out of a truck and fly at me as I followed him as well.
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my buddy Utah had his blocks sitting diagonal at the mounds one day... it was a slow creep to the parking lot lol.. but of course he did have 6 inch blocks
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