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Lowering blocks install question

Discussion in 'Seriously Lowered Explorer - Ranger Suspension Tec' started by Big_Pezzy, January 21, 2016.


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      I ordered a set of blocks from summit, Belltech 6102, and noticed that the blocks have a slight angle to them. One side is taller than the other. Is this normal? And how would I install them?
       
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      Thicker end toward front, to maintain proper pinion angle.

      did the blocks come with the proper u bolts? Be sure to use anti seize on those
       
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      Thanks for the quick response. I believe the ubolts are the right size. According to summit, the are for a 3.25" axle. I went out side to sort of test fit them. I didn't put them completely on the axle because the were scratching (I'll wait to scratch it more during install). Still might need to use a hammer like I've heard others do. I had the U bolt next to the stock one, seems the same size to me
       
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      if you are lowering the explorer you want the taller end at the back. so it point the pinion down.
       
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      EDIT- Oops, just realized this was a one year old thread bump. Hope the OP installed the blocks correctly. LOL

      In order to level I assume you are lowering the front at least the same as the rear 2" Belltech blocks. Depending on the strength of your torsion bars, sometimes loosening or removing the torsion bolts may not give you enough drop. My ST only lowered 1.5 inches when I removed them. I'm not a believer in lift keys vs. TT, but these drop keys gave me more than enough needed to level the front using 3" cast iron blocks. These DROP 07 keys were selling for $150 a pair until recently. Always thought the "torsion flip" was kind of hack and always had the fear of them slipping, even with dimples drilled. Don't forget to install camber kits before attempting to align.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/RANGER-1998...ash=item419a149600:g:oBkAAOSw3ydVs4Ad&vxp=mtr
       
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