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Unread 04-10-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
wretchedjeep
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Cherokee on Blocks

So back when I had a truck I noticed a lot of guys went the cheap route and blocked there trucks in the rear to gain lift. My question is why don't Cherokee owners do this? I know axle wrap can be a huge problem but can be fixed with the proper use of a torsion bar. What other reasons are there to not do this?
And before I get flamed, this is not something I am considering nor will I ever consider for my rig. It just seems like a cheap and unsafe way to wheel, IMHO.

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Unread 04-10-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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You pretty much nailed it. Also, xj springs can end up becoming flat or even negative arched, especially with blocks. They can work ok with larger trucks and much stiffer leaf spring backs.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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Blocks are OK for street trucks, off roading would tear up a rig with blocks before long.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 11:37 PM   #4
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It all depends on the Springs, Stiffer HD leafs will be fine with small blocks, <1", i had 1" blocks and HD stock leafs and do not have any problems on the trails, i took them off till i could get longer brake lines though as i was streching the stock lines and did not like that. However, personally i will not run anything over 1"
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