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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-10, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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custom 1" lift blocks

if i put on 4 custom 1" aluminum blocks to lift the truck will i need 4 new shocks just for the extra inch up? or will it not mess with the shocks?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-10, 06:11 PM
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Re: custom 1" lift blocks

I think the shocks will be ok with only a 1" lift.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-10, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: custom 1" lift blocks

i was looking at the shocks on my truck and they will be above where the blocks are going..so the shocks wont be moving at all lol
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Re: custom 1" lift blocks

Not sure what vehicle you have exactly, but vehicles with torsion bar front suspension can be lifted 1"-2" very easily and cheaply. Ford left the torsion bars adjustable (meaning you you can adjust how much pre-load is applied to the spring and the level at which it remains). The rear shocks generally don't need to be any longer, but for my project, the only money I spent was on a set of load leveler coil over shocks. They sound expensive, but aren't. For about 120$ I got two new shocks with and additional 500lbs of payload capacity, and it brought the rear up about 1.5"-2". Then I simply adjusted the front to bring the whole truck up to the right level. It was a cheap suspension lift, just enough to fit 33's, and it even made the ride smoother.

Forget about blocks. Besides, I think my 2005 edge ranger already had 2" blocks from the factory (at least over the rear springs)
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