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    Cast iron summit blocks?

    My driver's side block got crushed somehow (look at the attached pic) so now Im in need of a new pair of blocks. Im considering buying cast iron instead of just alluminum. So I just wanted to hear some feedback about them.

    On one hand, it should be much stronger than alluminum and will not crush anymore. On the other, Id rather crush my blocks than dent my axle. Feedback is appreciated.
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    that block in the picture looks cast to me. Anybody else agree?
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    Originally posted by Blazin Low
    that block in the picture looks cast to me. Anybody else agree?
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    yea that block is cast, all most all blocks are. i forget who but some makes forged blocks. A forged block will be significantly stronger
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    Im going to go against what everyone is sayign and say they look aluminum to me. Reason I say that, is beacuse when cast steel breaks, the break is usualy kind of shiny or a deeper greyish color, thats kind of a light grey, dull break. Looks aluminum. And they look exactly like the aluminum block I have sitting in my garage. :D

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    his block is cast aluminum that broke and he's asking if cast IRON blocks will help him...



    yes they will be stronger, no they wont dent your axle
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    I believe thats cast alluminum blocks, like zach said, made by DJM. I paid about $30 for them about 3 years ago. Cast iron blocks are about $10 more expensive.
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    run cast iron ones.. thats what i used to run in mine.. theres more expensive.. but you wont break it.. and if you dent your axle.. your the fuckin man.. cuz there not exactly thin tubes
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    I like my DJM steel blocks. over 400ft-lb at the rear wheels and no problems.

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    Placing the order for cast iron now along with some 1" bump stops to replace the 10" stock ones...

    Im about to the point where I have bunch of parts laying around but have no time to install them with 40 hour job and 6 hours of summer school... Then during fall it will be 40 hour job and 12 hours of school...

    I got the leafs, air shocks, notches...

    So far I just got most of the bumpstop ground off of the passenger side...
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    Here's a set of Belltech blocks i have laying around. They look like they are machined and not casted.

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    Mine never looked that shiney. They looked more like a brick.
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