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Iam soon going to ditch these rear blocks underneath my leaf springs. The story is the overload spring is flipped and theres a 3-4" block. Iam going to make an educated guess and say that if I take the blocks out I need new shocks and u-bolts, if I stay stock in the rear.

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Iam planning to get a new rear pack, and I run 33's. What pack/shock/shackle combo is the best, and then what is its cheap comparison?
 

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Either deaver or alcan make an add on leaf pack. Good for 1-1/2 inch of lift. You ditch the overload leaf. Nice ride, carries a load pretty well. Add a small shackle to it if you want a little more lift. I don't rub with the deavers at all.
 

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rjdeluca said:
Iam soon going to ditch these rear blocks underneath my leaf springs. The story is the overload spring is flipped and theres a 3-4" block. Iam going to make an educated guess and say that if I take the blocks out I need new shocks and u-bolts, if I stay stock in the rear.

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Iam planning to get a new rear pack, and I run 33's. What pack/shock/shackle combo is the best, and then what is its cheap comparison?
I ditched my 3" blocks this weekend. After I took it for a test drive, I pulled into the driveway, and kicked myself in the ass several times for not doing this years ago.

I installed an add-a-leaf, and one inch longer shackles. The ride is great, and the pinion angle didn't change enough to cause problems with driveshaft vibes. Axle wrap is also drastically reduced. I just hope the springs flex as well out on the trail with the AAL in there.

I think I have officially joined the 'blocks are the devil' crowd. :xdevil:

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....Mike
 

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I don't understand..you guys are taking out the bumper on the top of the leaf spring and it's making the truck ride nicer?
 

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I don't understand..you guys are taking out the bumper on the top of the leaf spring and it's making the truck ride nicer?
You're talking about the rubber bump stop on top of the leaf pack. We're talking about lift blocks that space the leaf spring away from the axle spring pad.

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Aight man if your truck is not lifted any in the rear then its kinda hard to explain it to you but what the block is that they are talling about is, is a block under the leaf springs in the rear of your truck. If you look at the rearend of your yota there will be leaf springs bolted to the axle then the springs are bolted to the truck one in front of the axle and one behind the axle. if you unbolt the leaf springs from the axle and stick a so called block in there it lifts your truck whatever the block size 1", 2", or 3" dont use blocks over 3". They cause axle wrap b/c they the rearend of the truck then has leverage to wrap the leafs wearing them out and cause the rearend of the truck to rotate when accelerating. You get me man.
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Best idea you could have had is to get rid of those blocks. I have 8" lifted alcans which ended up lifting about 10". They ride rough but i much prefer it over the blocks. I used to have people telling me that my taco rearend when I shot the gas to it looked like it was going to slam into the ground. Thats from a 3" block 36" tires and 5.29 gears and having a lead foot didnt help. Good luck.
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Not trying to post jack, but while were on the topic of ditching the blocks.....I'm going to be ditching my 3.5" blocks. I'm looking at getting a deaver 1.5" AAL and 2" shackle lift. Anyone see any downsides to this combo?
Thanks
 
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