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#21 DatsunMotorSports



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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

Every Auto parts store seems to have these blocks for about 20-30 bucks


Not here. Kragen(O’Reilly’s), Autozone, and Napa do not carry u-bolts or blocks. They cannot even order them. I havent tried Car Quest yet, but the closest one is 20 min. in a direction I do not normally travel. Kragen has switched to O’Reilly’s which means they no longer stock or order block kits. Autozone claims that they do not and have not carried blocks or U-bolts and the only Napa I contacted said to find a local shop that makes them. I called 5 Kragens in 3 citys, 3 Autozones in 3 citys, and the one Napa in yes 1 city. Wild Goose Chase!

There is some mystical place locally that makes U-bolts and they are within 5 min. driving time from my house, but I dont believe they really exist despite what my friends and neighbors say, because I still cannot find them via web or physically looking for such a place.

I think I may just tilt my head till the car looks level and call it good...

PS The Napa I checked is a small town Napa aka Hollister Auto Parts and isnt really a full fledged Napa like most other stores. I will see if I can find another.

#22 hang_510


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:45 AM

experimental engineering. carter, he should have the drawings for them.
i looked and i dont have them anymore

i added a flipped 3rd leaf and found some cast 1 3/4" blocks... 1 needed its hole reamed

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#23 CableDroid



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

Digging up an old thread....

So 2* for a 2" lowering block?

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#24 banzai510(hainz)


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:43 PM

Belltech makes block also. try summit racing

Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

Digging up an old thread....

So 2* for a 2" lowering block?


Extremely generic assumption. Better than nothing though. Magnetic angle finders are dirt cheap. You want to set it up so the angle on the pinion is identical to the angle on the output shaft of the trans, whatever the angle is. Shim the diff to achieve a matching angle.

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