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Eric
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3/27/2008
14:27:11

Subject: lift blocks, new shocks?
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I have a 2001 quad cab 4x4 4.7l. I have the t bars cranked with 33x10.50r15's on it, and the truck has a heavy after market bed cap on it. With the heavy cap and the t bar crank, the truck actually looks like it sags in the back now. I want to put about 1 inch lift blocks under the rear leafs to make it look better, but my question is will I need new longer shocks to do this??? Thanks for any help.



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3/27/2008
15:02:56

RE: lift blocks, new shocks?
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Not for a 1" block...not even for a 2" block...unless you go off-roading and fully (downward) extend your rear suspension. Then the shock would work like a limiting strap. You Can, but I think it would be over kill...IMO



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3/27/2008
19:26:05

RE: lift blocks, new shocks?
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thanks, one other question. Same question actually but about the front end. Again, t bars are cranked about 2 inches, any need for shocks in the front? Already had it aligned after the t bar crank, shouldn't need it aligned again just for the small lift blocks in the back right? correct me if I'm wrong.



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3/28/2008
04:33:14

RE: lift blocks, new shocks?
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You are correct. Mine's been lifted in the front like that for over 7 years - original front shocks are still fine.

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5/25/2008
19:46:51

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I did a torsion crank in the front and 3" blocks in rear. You can still use the OE shocks, in the back I went to a longer shock - had to, was getting too much of a hop and it would come down hard. 1-2" of lift in back I think you'll still be okay with OE shocks, anything over, get a longer one.



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