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Old 05-11-2010, 06:32 PM
cdawall cdawall is offline
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Default torsion key lift+rear blocks

I have already read the downsides to using keys and overcranking them. I am not planning on cranking the ones I purchased on top of the stock position. That being said I have a set of 3" lift keys sitting in my dorm waiting to get put on my 05 4x4 edge. Next month I will be getting better shocks all aound to replace the oem worn ones.

So far I have swapped the stock 2" ford lift blocks for some cheap aluminum 3" blocks that they sell at autozone.

Stock blocks flexed out:




3" blocks flexed out:



Personally I dislike blocks after watching my buddy trailer his blazer home with a rear end no longer attached but hey they came stock so these will work till I order 4" leafs.

I have a torsion key set sitting ready to go on included directions keys and a 1/2" shock lift. Intent is to clear 33x12.50s in hard turns and flex since that's pretty much the trails here. Currently the 32x10.50s I have don't have issues but bigger looks nicer. Hopefully by the end of this weekend I can post pics of the prerunner bumper installed. Overall not a bad deal 3" blocks and 3" keys were under $100 installed assuming the keys go in ok this weekend.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: torsion key lift+rear blocks

has a lot better flex, looks great
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: torsion key lift+rear blocks

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has a lot better flex, looks great
Thanks here are some side shots of it.


3" block





2" stock block



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Old 05-11-2010, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: torsion key lift+rear blocks

oo yea that deffinetaly looks better. especially from the side
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: torsion key lift+rear blocks

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oo yea that deffinetaly looks better. especially from the side
Thats what I was thinking I am curious how it does with the keys in hopefully flex is still all happy with that.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: torsion key lift+rear blocks

Let me know how the keys go in. Me and my buddy tried this and didn weld the tool good enough so we had to make another one. hopefully going to do this soon
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: torsion key lift+rear blocks

Moved to the picture forum... truck looks good.
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