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Lowering the rear


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Old 01-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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My rear blocks from Ready Lift arrived today. They come very nicely boxed, and look great. Since its a balmy 70 degrees out tonight, I decided to throw them on the Raptor. It took about an hour, it's a straight forward job. The contact pad on the Ready Lift blocks are a bit narrower than the stock blocks, but judging by the bumpstop contact marks left on the stock blocks, they don't need to be that wide anyhow. I took the Raptor for a spin, no vibration under acceleration, deceleration, or at cruising up to 75mph. The ride feels like stock as well. The truck looks great! To dark for pics tonight, but I'll post some tomorrow. So far, I'm very happy with this product.





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The truck still sits slightly higher in the rear, but I think it looks good. The distance from the bumpstop to the strike pad is within .25" of stock, and the blocks gave me 1.25" of drop.
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Looks good!
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For those interested in doing this, just know that by lowering the rear you are reducing your suspension's up travel. In other words, reducing the space between your bump stop and the axle. This gives the shocks less time/space to slow the axle down as it heads towards the bump stops. I'm glad to hear that your only losing 1/4"!

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Out of curiosity what was the total measurement from the bump to the axle?



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Actually the bump travel remains relatively the same, the axle is moved up. This raises the shock up a bit more in its travel. The up travel on my truck now is 3.5", about .25" less up travel before the modification.
On the factory block, the bumpstop is 3/8" lower than the top of the block. On The Ready Lift blocks, the bumpstop is nearly level with the top of the block, that's where the .25" of up travel is lost. Here is a pic of the factory block. I measures it at 1.5" to show how the difference.
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That's a small pic, this one should be bigger.
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How much do you think it lowered the truck overall? I have a similar problem. I want a raptor but it will not fit in either home or work garage. kniwing the final height would help!
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Very awesome addition to those that want to add a leaf to stop wheel hop , but don't want the 2 inches of lift associated

I'm seriously thinking of ordering these next week to drop mine down level...with the top perch in front :)

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The Ready Lift blocks lowered my Raptor 1.25". I have 5000 miles on them now, including off road miles at the Parker 425 and Mint 400.
I really like them and have had no problems with them what so ever.
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