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    which blocks should I use?

    Hey guys, I'm lowering my 88 in the back. I have the leafs, now I'm trying to figure out what lowering block I should go with. Seeing what you guys use/suggest to use. And does it have to be angled or not?

    And, what kind of drop shocks are good, going to be buy all this stuff in the next week or so. Thanks
    Andrew

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    no new shocks needed for rear if you gonna use blocks an get the angled blocks.

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    sorry drop depends on what you prefer 3" or 4" blocks will get you down there and lookin good.

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    How much lower do you want to go?

    3" blocks are huge, 4" is just rediculous. You're putting alot of stress on your leaf springs under acceleration with that much block.

    I used 1.5" Fabtech angled blocks with my leafs. I went with Fabtech because they were cast steel, not the lame extruded aluminum (those just seem a little too wimpy for me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagonmaster View Post
    How much lower do you want to go?

    3" blocks are huge, 4" is just rediculous. You're putting alot of stress on your leaf springs under acceleration with that much block.

    I used 1.5" Fabtech angled blocks with my leafs. I went with Fabtech because they were cast steel, not the lame extruded aluminum (those just seem a little too wimpy for me).
    I was going to go with the 3" drop leafs and a 3" block.
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    You're going to need to c-notch it, and the rearend may hit your exhaust. Also, definitely an angled block. That pinion angle will need to come down.
    With a 3" block and your 350, you're going to need traction bars to keep the leafs from wrapping up and giving you massive wheel hop.

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    alright cool. Those fabtech blocks you used should be good right?

    And a traction bar like this one...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...d=200443701965

    Sorry for all the questions lol, I appreciate the help.
    Andrew

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    Yeppers.

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    Thanks man
    Andrew

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