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Old 10-04-2018, 12:13 AM
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Default Custom Lowering Blocks???

I'm wanting to get some lowering blocks for my 2003 Chevy *-10 but I'd like to get some that are steel instead of aluminum.

And, I'd like to get some that are 1 1/2 inches thick so I'd need to find a machine shop that makes these to order.

Does anybody know of any vendor that can do this?

I've heard guys talk about finding places that can make custom lowering blocks but I don't recall where so if anybody knows of vendors that do this please let me know, thanks!
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Curious: Why steel?
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Metallurgy science has shown that when metal and aluminum are put together the aluminum will corrode.

I've noticed this with my aluminum wheels which is why I use Wheel Mates which is like a hard gasket to be a barrier between the wheel and the cast iron hub so the aluminum where doesn't corrode.

I suppose if I used aluminum it would be years before any corrosion would be a problem but after reading a little about metallurgy science I'd rather not use aluminum blocks
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He'* right. I see this all the time.
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Makes sense. I can't say I've seen it much but makes sense.

I went and read up on it a little and now have a better idea. Seems a much worse issue in salt states and near the beach. Funny thing is most folks agree that this is a salt thing, but then there are a bunch that think that magnesium chloride is worse than salt. Living in a mag-chloride state and owning a former salt-state vehicle I tend to lean towards mag-chloride not having near the evil in it as salt does.


Main reason I asked is: After looking around, they all seem to be aluminum. Perhaps it would be more feasible to use aluminum blocks with some lithium or some relative of Wheel Mates separating them from the steel . . . ?
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