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    Which leaf did you initially take out?

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    I originally took out my second largest leaf ( the middle leaf ). Plus I have a 3 inch block so it is about a 4.5 to 4.75 inch drop. I think Billp might be right about the pinion area hitting the bottom of my truck. I havent changed the pinion angle, becuase I have 3 inch blocks. Should/Can I just buy axle shims? Do they all come in one size or is there different sizes?

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    A 3.75 degree shim will be good. Even a 3 deg would be better than what you have now.
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    You sure that the diff isn't hitting the floor :)

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    You have axel wrap I get the same thing on my beater because it is mono leafed. Buy drop leafs for it and do it the right way and you will be fine.
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    You positive about that? Just want to make sure before I go out and buy drop leafs. Noone around here carries 4 inch blocks. Since I took the middle leaf out, I was thinking of putting it back in and pulling the bottom one instead. Then the spring wont be as weak. And Ill shim it as well. Maybe that will help? What exactly is axel wrap anyway?

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    With one leaf taken out you don't have axle wrap.
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    haha k good. It sounds like a bad thing ;) So Im gonna pick the other spring back in, and pull the bottom one (not the overload) and shim it see if that makes a difference. Now the thing on the end of the bottom springs that holds all the leafs together, can I just take it out?

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    Originally posted by SlimJimmy
    You positive about that? Just want to make sure before I go out and buy drop leafs. Noone around here carries 4 inch blocks. Since I took the middle leaf out, I was thinking of putting it back in and pulling the bottom one instead. Then the spring wont be as weak. And Ill shim it as well. Maybe that will help? What exactly is axel wrap anyway?
    Go to a suspension shop or a 4WD shop and get some blocks. Not a lowrider place on the internet, a real shop where things get fixed and aligned. If all else fails, contact "Burke Spring and Allignment" in Terre Haute, IN. They make their own blocks and U-bolts. Just look them up on a yellow pages site or something and give them a call. I'm sure they'll ship them for a reasonable price.

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    I already have 3" blocks, but noone around here has 4" angled...

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    Originally posted by SlimJimmy
    I already have 3" blocks, but noone around here has 4" angled...
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    Nice ill do that

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    Add angled blocks and make sure that the driveshaft has a light coat of grease where it inserts into the transmission. What happens alot of times is that the driveshaft binds at the transmission and when it becomes free it bangs into the universal joint. Hope it helps

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    I think that might be one of my problems, because when the drive shaft came out oil leaked outa nd it looked like it had no lube on it. What kind of grease should I use?

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    are 4" blocks the only kind of angled block? Ive never seen an angled 3".

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