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Old 01-20-2014, 11:01 AM
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Adding steel plate to strut and rear springs?

After installing the autospring 2" Leveling kit and the rear add a leaf 1.5" I was wondering if its at all possible to add a slight steel plate between the spacers and rear leaf to get just a little more lift.

I have access to our shop where I can get the steel and get it cut and drilled accurately, just wondering if this will cause any issues be adding additional plate?

Like for the front add it between the spacer and strut and in the back, when when I was adding the new leaf it had some shims I guess in between the leafs, so just curious if I could add the plate under the leafs?

I know it may be a stupid and dumb question and probably asking for trouble if I did it, but just want to know if anyone knows..

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i'm assuming your truck is a 4x4. If so, there should already be a block between your leaf spring and axle housing. I would think it would be safer to replace the factory 1 1/2" block with a larger 3" block rather than stacking blocks together. I would think that the same would be true for the front. Perhaps you could remove the rear blocks and have your shop duplicate them, with a slightly taller dimension.
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Not 4x4, wasn't looking to go extreme, just looking to get another 1/2" to 1" height without spending a lot of $$$$$
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