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73-87 Chevy _ GMC Trucks => Brakes, Frame, Steering & Suspension => The Highs (Raising/Lifts) => Topic started by: Michael Pallos on November 09, 2018, 11:03:10 AM

Title: 1981 k10 lift block questions
Post by: Michael Pallos on November 09, 2018, 11:03:10 AM
hello,

I have a 1981 chevy k10 swb. I was going to restore it but the engine caught on fire so now its mostly just used as a mud truck.  I would like to get it registered so I can drive it on back roads.  I was told that its safe to 2 in run blocks on the front end as long as I weld them to the axle to prevent alxe roll. I plan on adding ladder/traction bars also. What is the general opinion of this?
Title: Re: 1981 k10 lift block questions
Post by: Irish_Alley on November 09, 2018, 03:36:22 PM
its safe to use Zero Rate Add a Leaves. i wouldnt go anymore and you dont have to weld them

http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm
Title: Re: 1981 k10 lift block questions
Post by: AZ4X4SQBDY on November 10, 2018, 03:47:09 AM
Considering your intended use, I definitely would not.
Title: Re: 1981 k10 lift block questions
Post by: roundhouse on November 12, 2018, 09:24:47 PM
Blocks on the front are bad news

Donít do it
Title: Re: 1981 k10 lift block questions
Post by: Irish_Alley on November 13, 2018, 08:24:09 AM
just to add the reason its safe to use the zero rates is because they bolt to your old leafs. so its pretty much like adding another leaf but it has no rating so the ride is still the same as before