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Old 12-22-2018, 09:22 AM   #41
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In order to ride more level when pulling our 5th wheel, I did look into using 2" trailer blocks, but I had concerns if they could the stress of turning, specially the rear axle. I went to a local spring shop and they suggested what they do, which is use 1-3/4" wide RV springs cut to the length of 6" and stack them until you get the heght you need. It took 6 springs each for a 2" lift, along with longer center bolt and longer u-bolts, which overall was a lot less ($326.00) than the trailer blocks I was looking at before with the same hardware. I installed them myself over a year ago and no issues at all with this type of 2" lift.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:39 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by wde View Post
Actually, going to 16 inch tire will add 1.25 in (28.25in in 15's and 30.75 in 16's).
This will get me to within approximately 1.5in of my deck in wheel well.
Think I better go up a little to allow clearance for tire movement while travelling.
You're only going to half of that you know . . . 3/4 " . . . .
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:25 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by acadianbob View Post
You're only going to half of that you know . . . 3/4 " . . . .
His math is correct based on the diameters he gave.
The difference in the two tires are 2.5" diameter. Half of that is 1.25", just like he said. His new wheel/tire combo will be closer to the top of the wheel well by 1.25".
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