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Old 06-18-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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TT lift blocks

Needed to raise my TT 2", as spring width is 1.75" it was easier to get 1.75" square aluminum bar stock. Found a 16" long piece locally so no shipping. U bolts need to be longer, not a stock item for 3500# axle so found a company on line who makes custom size u bolts, $9.75 each plus shipping. I'll try to attach pic's of finished item. Requires cutting bar stock 3 times to get four 4" pieces. Prior to cutting, marl center of bar and center of each 4" piece. Drill 1/4 " pilot hole. My axle needed a 5/8 hole in top to fit the stud in spring ans a 3/8 X1" bolt threaded into bottom to plug into hole in spring perch. Came out pretty well. I did have to drill out the top plate to 1/2 " for the new u bolts.

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Old 06-21-2016, 09:04 AM   #2
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Looks good, many of us street rodders use the same technique for raising or lowering our vehicles.

Why did you raise it and how does it handle?
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:21 AM   #3
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I went to 15" tires that were taller, not by much, but did hit fabric under TT. It only raised it 1.75" which clears fabric. Had to readjust WDH to compensate. As usual, first adjustment was too high, second was right hieght but had to adjust head angel. Went back to Cat scales. Front fendr now up 1/4 " only 20# OFF front axle. Should work. With 6500# trailer, 1.75" doesn't seem to affect C/G.

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Old 06-21-2016, 09:24 AM   #4
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Nice mod!
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Did you switch to 15" to get a higher ply rating? The mod looks very professional and well done.
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