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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-11-2015, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Mini spring packs

I know using blocks is illegal in most states but how is using a mini spring pack not the same as using a block? In essence it's the same thing.

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Re: Mini spring packs

it's a workaround in terminology block/spring and some are even faux spring look alike to fool enforcement
the center pin going through the spring /block/minipack is the key variable from a regular block and does enhance safety



you will also notice the mini pack has a grater spring contact area than most regular blocks then tapers down the the normal size at the spring pad

that helps stability also IMO



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note the block typically does not through bolt



another safe option IMO is you can also build up the spring pad if you are a competent welder
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Re: Mini spring packs

I'm interested in getting the spring pack like the first picture you posted. I'm assuming there's a divot in the top of the minispringpack for my stockers to sit in and the bottom of the springpack has a pin to sit on the pad? Or is there a replacement pin that will go thru my stock springs and into the springpack to make it into one unit?

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Re: Mini spring packs

Also i saw a minispringpack tht provided 3.5" of lift. Is this considered safe? I know most are 2-2:1/2 inches.

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Re: Mini spring packs

the first one has a new center bolt that has a pin on the end
you remove the existing one that goes through the spring and replace thereby tying them all together


I can't say if the 3.5 or even 2.5 is safe for the front i sure would use them before a block that had a pocket and pin like you see for the rear in the last pic

the second picture is probably the safest other than new springs or the shackle offerings that I am not "up on" since I run coils

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Re: Mini spring packs

I say if you want to level. Go with some x code springs or a hanger kit.

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Re: Mini spring packs

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the first one has a new center bolt that has a pin on the end
you remove the existing one that goes through the spring and replace thereby tying them all together


I can't say if the 3.5 or even 2.5 is safe for the front i sure would use them before a block that had a pocket and pin like you see for the rear in the last pic

the second picture is probably the safest other than new springs or the shackle offerings that I am not "up on" since I run coils

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I say if you want to level. Go with some x code springs or a hanger kit.

I would do X springs but I'm looking for the cheapest way to go and hangers from icon are priced insane. I'm trying to stay with 315/75-16 size everything looks to small on our trucks for my taste

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Re: Mini spring packs

I'm going to say that going the cheap route will come to bite you in the end. The ride usually suffers the most. Try taking a trip to your local junk yard and see if they have any x codes. They should only run you $100-$200

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Re: Mini spring packs

Even with X-codes or any type of level a person really needs to get an adjustable track bar. Cheapest I have found is $100.

There are drop brackets for the track bar as well but they seem cheap to me.

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