WTB 2nd Gen 1" Lowering Blocks:

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 455 Formula, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. 455 Formula

    455 Formula Veteran Member

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    I want to buy a pair of 1.00" lowering blocks that are correct "out of the box."

    Any sources?????
     
  2. fbody_mike

    fbody_mike Veteran Member

    Pep Boys, Autozone, maybe O'Reillys. They come in a kit with new U bolts.
     
  3. 455 Formula

    455 Formula Veteran Member

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    Do they have the correct centering posts for the F body????

    Looks to me like you would need to add some custom made spacers under the spring plates too.

    Anyone have a photo of the blocks installed on a Second Gen???

    Thanks for the reply!!!!
     
  4. fbody_mike

    fbody_mike Veteran Member

    The ones I picked up at Pep Boys had the correct centering posts. If you go with the 1" you will need to throw some spacers on the shock plate. I only wanted a 1/2" drop so I cut the blocks down and did not have to add any spacers to the shock plate.
     
  5. V8TEC

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  6. 455 Formula

    455 Formula Veteran Member

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    Thanks...

    I just want a 1.00" drop for purely cosmetic reasons. I can fabricate some spacers.

    My bolts that hold my rear sway bar brackets are long enough to accept a 1.00" block and still have the diameter of the bolt remaining above the nut!!!!

    I will need longer U-Bolts. My buddy's own a suspension shop in Visalia called Gross & Stevens. They have grade 8 U-bolts in a variety of lengths, even stainless material too.

    Thanks for the tips!!!!
     
  7. ErikNORCAL

    ErikNORCAL Veteran Member

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    Calvert Racing has 1/4, 1/2, and 1". I noticed the 1" is a 'kit', didn't say whats in a kit.
     
  8. sidewayz71

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  9. 455 Formula

    455 Formula Veteran Member

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    Thanks guys!!!!

    Just out of curiosity, what size is the centering post????

    We used to use an AFCO block on the race cars that had an adjustable slider built into it...
     
  10. fbody_mike

    fbody_mike Veteran Member

    I just measured the center post on mine and they are slightly under 9/16" in diameter.
     

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