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PRECISION METAL FAB Traction blocks installed

I finally got the 10 inch precision metal fab full floating traction blocks installed.I was originally going to buy the OUO traction blocks, but I like the fact that these are "full floating" so there is never any harsness/stiffness when the rear axle is articulating.I had to lower the front suspension down from 10 inches to 8.5 to look level.But looking at these pics,I will be lifting my truck to 12 inches here soon.The install came out perfect..rear wheels are centered in wheel opening,and the pinion angle turned out nice.My truck shifts smoother and takes bumps "ALOT" easier now.
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Nice!!! Got me a set of these sitting in the garage waiting to go on my rig when I get the time!!
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Truck look good! how much lift did you get in the front/rear?

Can I ask how much they cost? I have been thinking about buying/building some and I havnt found any in Canada yet

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Give Trevor a call at PMF. His number is in the contact info on their website. He is a great guy to deal with and can customize it for you. I had him make the bump stop tang removable in case I wanted to go to airbags. His bottom airbag plate can bolt where the bump stop tang is. Being able to center the axle in the wheel well is also great. My BDS lift sits the rear axle just a hair bit back and annoys the hell out of me.

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Truck look good! how much lift did you get in the front/rear?

Can I ask how much they cost? I have been thinking about buying/building some and I havnt found any in Canada yet
Because it removes the factory block,it only lifts the rear 8 inches.But i am having
Trevor make me rear reverse shackle hangers for another 4 inches of lift.
Should be able to get 12 full inches of lift in rear and still keep my stock leafs.Thats
the "plan" anyways.Than he is making me a hiem joint front drag bar to keep the
steering from binding at 12 inches.The track bar ball joint will be reversed on top and the rear top shock mounts will be flipped to accept the same shocks.Than it goes to get new driveshafts put in.
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Truck look good! how much lift did you get in the front/rear?

Can I ask how much they cost? I have been thinking about buying/building some and I havnt found any in Canada yet
Because it removes the factory block,it only lifts the rear 8 inches.But i am having
Trevor make me rear reverse shackle hangers for another 4 inches of lift.
Should be able to get 12 full inches of lift in rear and still keep my stock leafs.Thats
the "plan" anyways.Than he is making me a hiem joint front drag bar to keep the
steering from binding at 12 inches.The track bar ball joint will be reversed on top and the rear top shock mounts will be flipped to accept the same shocks.Than it goes to get new driveshafts put in.
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Quite impressive - Nice RIP on One Up Offroad there.

I wonder how PMF determine if their setup does not bind?

And are those heim joints? Boy, in that position, and location, being subject to dirt, they're going to wear out, and start clanging bad.

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Quite impressive - Nice RIP on One Up Offroad there.

I wonder how PMF determine if their setup does not bind?

And are those heim joints? Boy, in that position, and location, being subject to dirt, they're going to wear out, and start clanging bad.
Really?My front Rize bars have heims and they dont have any issues??????????
Are you suggesting that I put rubber bushings in place of the heims?Wont the rubber bushings wear out?No dont think there should be rubber there?What should be there smart guy?

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Really?My front Rize bars have heims and they dont have any issues??????????
Are you suggesting that I put rubber bushings in place of the heims?Wont the rubber bushings wear out?No dont think there should be rubber there?What should be there smart guy?
Just FYI Dr Speed is really smart and has probably forgotten more about engineering than most of us know.

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