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Angled or flat rear blocks?

I'm thinking of adding an 1" before I put on my Pro Comp traction bars. I have 5" Icon flat blocks with bump stops and my wheel sits back in the fender well. I plan on switching to a 6" block. Are angled blocks better than flat blocks? I know angled will center my axle better but is there any advantage other than looks? Are bump stop tangs needed as well on them? Thanks in advance.

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The Rize Angled 6" blocks for me kept my wheel centered.
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Angles blocks will not "help" center the axle in the opening.It will only help with the driveshaft pinion angle.To get the wheel centered,you need to buy blocks that have offset pins to bring the axle foward.There is a guy that sells them on ebay "newton lifts".They are the best blocks on the market.....solid billet in any size you want,flat or angled.
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Angles blocks will not "help" center the axle in the opening.It will only help with the driveshaft pinion angle.To get the wheel centered,you need to buy blocks that have offset pins to bring the axle foward.There is a guy that sells them on ebay "newton lifts".They are the best blocks on the market.....solid billet in any size you want,flat or angled.
So will angled blocks eliminate the need for shims? I have the Icon shim kit with my 5" block and don't have any vibration or shutter at any speed. I am thinking of going with these but they don't have the bump stop http://www.precisionmetalfab.net/sta...DFabUniLiftBlk These are from the the guys [email protected]MBRP bought his adjustable carrier bearing bracket. It comes angled or flat. Don't know which to get...

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I also ran the 6inch Rize blocks.....they worked great.........I still got them if you want them maybe we can work something out...........let me know


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I also ran the 6inch Rize blocks.....they worked great.........I still got them if you want them maybe we can work something out...........let me know
What blocks are you running now?

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7 1/4 from Newton lifts.............I raised the entire truck another inch...........front with the tei relocation bracket from icon


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So will angled blocks eliminate the need for shims? I have the Icon shim kit with my 5" block and don't have any vibration or shutter at any speed. I am thinking of going with these but they don't have the bump stop http://www.precisionmetalfab.net/sta...DFabUniLiftBlk These are from the the guys [email protected] bought his adjustable carrier bearing bracket. It comes angled or flat. Don't know which to get...
If it was my truck,i would get the 5 degree angled block with offset pins.If you call
trevor at precision fab,he could make you a block that has bump stops.I wanted
blocks with out bumpstops,because my truck will never see that much load.Your best bet is to order the angled blocks without bump stops,and run air bags for towing.
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If it was my truck,i would get the 5 degree angled block with offset pins.If you call
trevor at precision fab,he could make you a block that has bump stops.I wanted
blocks with out bumpstops,because my truck will never see that much load.Your best bet is to order the angled blocks without bump stops,and run air bags for towing.
Thanks! Trevor sent me a PM on the org and I will be calling him soon. By the way he also has a killer floating traction block with built in tractions bars.

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7 1/4 from Newton lifts.............I raised the entire truck another inch...........front with the tei relocation bracket from icon
I am going to use the 1inch TEI bracket in the front as well. Your sig says 4.5 Icon lift but you're saying have 7 1/4 block in the rear and 5 1/2 lift in the front with the TEI? Does your truck have a raked look?

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