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lift blocks

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dany, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. dany

    dany Member
    Messages: 89

    Why are lift blocks unsafe in the front? Whats the difference from front to rear?
  2. Fierospeeder

    Fierospeeder Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    If your blocks fail, or fall out. You would probably lose your axle.
    Or if that doesn't happen, you can lose the ability to control your vehicle because it will be very difficult to steer.
  3. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Also, the loads placed on the front axle, in terms of steering and braking are much higher than the rear axle. The blocks act as a lever and can cause your U-bolts to fail, which would leave you in a world of hurt. You can add leaf springs to your spring pack to achieve more lift, in an economical fasion, that is safe. It will ride rough though. Usually OK if you're gunna 4bye the truck. I like Peterson's 4 wheel and off road for lots of articles about tech stuff, and good adds. You can find a LOT of parts for your truck and turn it into a real ground pounder for not too much money.