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So...I have a 2000 4dr and from what ive been reading, you can do a drop using the stock torsion keys? How does one go about doing this. And how do you drop the rear? Im only looking for about 2.5-3" in front and 3" in rear. Im guessing if i did this i would need to buy new shocks too. Are there any brands you would reccomend? I have found the belltech kit for pretty cheap (wanna say it was under 400).
 
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Many threads in this section about this. Here's the most recent:

https://blazerforum.com/forum/lowering-tech-45/lowering-my-4x4-2000-jimmy-29463/
 
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thanks, but the only thing is, that doesnt say anything about how to do it which is kinda what i was looking for.
 
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For the front, it is the exact opposite of a lift. Loosen the torsion bar bolts.
 
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that part ive figured out, but i really dont know **** about suspension, where are these bolts? how much do i loosen them? Does the truck need to be off the ground when i do this? Would i be better off just buying the belltech kit? Its a bit under 400 on stylintrucks
 
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Well, you could look for the Tbar lift article in the Tech Article (DIY) section... Just do the opposite.
 
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cool, know anything about drop blocks in the back?
 
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Like what? You remove the u-bolts, install the blocks, and install the new longer u-bolts and you are done. There is obviously more to it like properly supporting the frame on jack stands and then having a jack handy to raise the axle... Then there is having the proper tools to get the old u-bolts off.
 
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well then, i guess this was alot easier than i had anticipated...cant wait till i got an extra 400 layin around so i can drop my blazer
 
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$400??? what do you need that's gonna cost $400? I dropped my 4X4 4/4 and all it cost me was the blocks and front shocks!

I have a thread somewhere in here on how I did it!
 
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