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Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 16 2021, 6:28pm

So if anyone get's the block lift in the back as opposed to a rear spring-lift, they will eventually get axle wrap?
I looked it up and I'm still confused as to what causes the axle wrap.
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Postby Bradley21sanders » Apr 16 2021, 6:34pm

this video actually shows you what happens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=325Z-VLMPJA
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Postby 19trax95 » Apr 16 2021, 7:25pm

It wouldn't eventually cause it. It's an immediate result.

Basically, the rotational torque causes the axle to twist, which can cause wheel hop, driveline vibration, or even driveline breakage.

I made a set of traction bars for my truck to stop the axle wrap. And I don't even have a block in the rear. However, I'm also likely around the 1200ft/lb + range as far as torque to the wheels goes. But it can happen on any power level really.
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 21 2021, 8:16pm

Hey man. I wanted to thank you for the referral to LiftKits4Less. Got the BDS this morning at $400 cheaper than the BDS site.
Not only did I get it from the company I wanted, but I was able to keep each item I wished for.

I ended up with the Fox Shocks and the Rear Springs for the back. Super excited to finally get my truck lifted. But a $400 savings is a salute!
Thanks!
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Jun 09 2021, 10:04pm

19trax95 wrote:Before you order, checkout liftkits4less.com.

They have some pretty incredible pricing and they are top notch when it comes to customer service.

I ordered my BDS coilover conversion from them and they by far had the best deal out there. BDS kits are also about on a 20 day lead time to ship out. They said they are basically built to order at this point.



19trax95. I wanted to thank you again for the referral. I just got my shipment in the shop from LIftKits4Less. Cheaper and the same kit from BDS and directly from the BDS factory. They were just the 3rd party who obviously has the hookups.

I ordered on April 21st so it definitely took some time. I'll keep you guys updated with my consumer review once I make sure I got all the parts I ordered. Looks like I'll be getting my truck lifted in the next two days. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS.
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Jun 18 2021, 5:10pm

Finally got it installed yesterday.

Took 2 months for shipping so it took awhile. But here is the final product for those with an NNBS. This forum/site is so informative so I hope I contribute to the already robust of information regarding Chevrolet Trucks.

6" BDS LIft
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Lift Struts on front.

Height:
Front 44 inches
Rear 44.5 inches

Top of tire to fender:
Front 12.5 inches
Rear 13 inches

33" Cooper STT Pro's 17" Stock Wheels.
2009 Silverado

Next will be getting new headlights and then plan for new wheels and maybe tires. All in time since this stuff gets super pricey. Still undecided with the 17" or go bigger. I really don't mind the 17" wheels. I like having more tire than thin tires. So as of now, I think 35's would look better than 33's. But anyway here it is. Went from stock to a little 6" lift.
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby 00pooterSS » Jun 18 2021, 11:58pm

Put traction bars on it to stop the axle wrap. You will have axle wrap with leaf springs no matter what you do.

Even with the stock setup it wraps, with aftermarket springs they wrap. But they wrap A LOT more with lift blocks.


Add some traction bars to it at some point.
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Jun 18 2021, 11:59pm

Yup yup, you're right
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Postby bgk » Jun 19 2021, 6:54am

That is one clean looking 09. I’m not big on lift….. but you used good stuff, nothing worse than a hack job. I’m more of a fan of how well kept the truck looks…. But I’m in upstate NY, and it’s a miracle that I’ve kept the undercarriage of my current 15 f150 clean. We don’t see many 12 year old trucks looking like that! Love it. I totally have more respect for the guys that keep 10,20+ year old trucks looking good and rust free than the guy who buys a brand new $80k truck. It takes dedication.
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Jun 21 2021, 4:51pm

I completely agree. That's what I've been doing with my truck is just keeping up with it to every detail. The plan was always to have it paid off and focus on the funds on other life-stuff you know. Plus, hopefully it lasts until one of my little boys can start driving and perhaps they can drive their "Dads" truck.

Plus, being in the hole for 60k on a brand new truck? MIne works just fine still.
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