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post #1 of 8 Old 06-18-2019, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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4" blocks didn't drop 4"

I'm 100% at a loss as to how its possible. after putting the 4" blocks in the rear, it only dropped 3.25".

before you say I measured wrong, I'm at least 28% sure that I measured correctly, and even have pictures to prove it. I bought the angled 4" blocks from djm.

I'm baffled because it seems literally impossible. Same leaf springs, same shocks, and a 4" block, should 100% every time equal out to a 4" drop, right? math may not be my strong suit, but subtracting 4 from a number seems pretty elementary!

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Re: 4" blocks didn't drop 4"

Dropping 101. Measure before and after. I'm sure you did, but did you measure the blocks?

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Re: 4" blocks didn't drop 4"

Is the axle on the bump stops?

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Re: 4" blocks didn't drop 4"

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Sure you haven't bottomed out the shocks. You need to replace them with shorter ones. Like Belltech 8530 "1982-2004 S10/S15 RWD Pickup (3"-5" Drop) 20.47" extended 12.99" collapsed
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Re: 4" blocks didn't drop 4"

If he's using blocks, the shock travel won't change.
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Re: 4" blocks didn't drop 4"

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Is the axle on the bump stops?
Nope. Dropping 101, cut that stuff off

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Dropping 101. Measure before and after. I'm sure you did, but did you measure the blocks?
I sure did. tall side of block measures 4", short side measures 3-5/8"
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Re: 4" blocks didn't drop 4"

I assume you measured to the middle of the wheel well from the ground before and after the drop.

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I assume you measured to the middle of the wheel well from the ground before and after the drop.
I measured center of wheel hub to middle of wheel well as well. just so tire pressure wasn't a factor.
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