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Ok fellas. I lifted my truck about 5 months ago with a Procomp 5.5" kit. I had it installed by a local shop and was somewhat disappointed with the results as the blocks in the back are only 1.5" and it only lifted my front about 4 or maybe 4.5". Where can i get new blocks (preferably 2.5") and how much would they cost, and would there be any issues with crankin mt tB's to about one more inch. I dont think the shop touched them at all. I ordered this kit because it was supposed to be completely bolt on (which was major BS) and needless to say fourwheelparts is on my shit list because of their horrible information on everything i have ordered form them. Saving and spending $6,000 on your truck at 17 yrs old sucks when everything doesnt turn out perfect. thanks for the input fallas
 

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im going for the same look as you with my truck..except im doing the rough country lift...they offer 2 or 3 inch blocks for the back..Im only 18 and yea i wouldnt want to dump a crap load of money for nothing..im pretty sure you could pick up bigger blocks on ebay for real cheap or get an add a leaf...your truck still looks good though
 

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idk about crankin the TB's after a lift but for some reason it doesnt seem good 2 do, but after seeing how your truck look i think its perfect how the tire fills the wheel well out if you go higher the tires may look small. but thats just my .02
 

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never was a fan of procomp lifts... they have that pre-runner look... i.e. saggy ass
 

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never was a fan of procomp lifts... they have that pre-runner look... i.e. saggy ass
That's what makes them look bad ass! Maybe its a California-thing, I don't know. But when I see lifted trucks with the ass end higher than the front, I think "stink bug."

IMHO, everything should sit level or the ass end should be lower. But that is just my humble opinion. But back to the guy's question.

Would new leaf springs give you more lift than the blocks?
 

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I would get away from the blocks and do an add a leaf instead but that is my personal opinion .... you can get 2.5" for like $100 a pair then you would need to get the U Bolts which I think "shots" has a pair for sale.
the install will go pretty easy with the right tools. two C Clamps and some basic hand tools and a torque wrench ..... and possibly the repair manual for reference which you can download off of hemitruck.com in PDF.
check out my truck ... I have the Tbars cranked and an add a leaf at the moment, but when I eventually do a lift I am gonna get the rear leaf packs and replace the stock leafs out.
 

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Just be careful not to crank them up too far...I'm sure an inch won't be so bad. they put an add a leaf in my truck and then a 1 inch block...oh and one more thing...that pic you have there is effing scary...honestly what they hell is that?
 

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Just be careful not to crank them up too far...I'm sure an inch won't be so bad. they put an add a leaf in my truck and then a 1 inch block...oh and one more thing...that pic you have there is effing scary...honestly what they hell is that?
i honestly have no idea, but when i found it i just had to use it because it was so trippy looking. imagine waking up with one of those things over your bed..
 

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i honestly have no idea, but when i found it i just had to use it because it was so trippy looking. imagine waking up with one of those things over your bed..
...I really don't want to...that's going to keep me up tonight...thanks lol
 

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That's what makes them look bad ass! Maybe its a California-thing, I don't know. But when I see lifted trucks with the ass end higher than the front, I think "stink bug."

IMHO, everything should sit level or the ass end should be lower. But that is just my humble opinion. But back to the guy's question.

Would new leaf springs give you more lift than the blocks?
Definately a california thing. Saggy rears make a truck look used and abused, like the shocks are shot. Not to mention it just looks ghey. :cool:
 

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look at the front end of your truck now. are the lower control arms perfectly horizontal...if so you can crank the t-bars some and see how the angle of the dangle of the your front cv axles look. if they are already angled out and down...dont touch the bars.
 

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minus a leaf

Put my Fabtech lift in today...big suprises on the add a leaf though. The roll pin was too big for the hole that fabtech drilled. The binder bolt was the right size. The steel is harder than hell, don't even think about drilling it with a hand tool. No drill press in the shop. We were going to hit it with a plasma cutter but....screw it, add a leafs are band aids, at best. Its one stiff spring holding up the rest of your spring pack, moving at a different rate. I'm putting blocks in until I get a new spring pack made. At least it will have the correct pinion angle. Don't get bent over by Skyjacker or Procrap, if you get a new spring pack. Go to your local shop that does dozens a week, it'll be half the price and you'll ride right. The mild add a leafs may not be too bad, but the ones that come with lift kits blow, just my personal experience. Right now I have a serious California drop, better head south for the winter. Be careful with your t- bars. I got up close and personal with my drive train today, and I can tell you those CV joints won't take too much angle. Not to mention if it was aligned after they put the kit in( should have been) messing with your t bars now will throw it all off. Another alignment, there goes that add a leaf money.
 
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