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Need help with a 2/3 drop.

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Old 02-07-2009, 07:32 PM
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My ride: 1996 Chevy Blazer 2WD 4Door

Aight, so I just got some 20" Iroc Z chrome replica's off of eBay.. should be coming in on Tuesday. Gonna throw some tires (245/35/20) on em and then hopefully drop it 2/3.

I have no idea about lowering trucks and all that. I've been calling around to some local shops to see who could lower my truck for me, and I haven't really got a solid price yet. Can someone tell me exactly what I should get, and what a decent price would be to pay someone to install it for me? I've heard the DJM lowering kit would be good enough.. any ideas?

Thanks for the help guys!
 
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:32 PM
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Get belltech or summit ( made by belltech). Get the front spindles and rear blocks. This way shocks are not nedded unless yours are already bad. I had djm blocks first and they went to crap. The belltechs are a lot better. I would do it myself if you have some basic tools and an extra long pipe for the u-bolts. It is really not that hard. This went for my s10. The blazer is not too much different.
 
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:36 PM
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Thanks for the help.. umm I thought I heard that if you lowered it you had to get lowered shocks also. I think mine are still stock from 96.. I bought the truck about 2 years ago.

Also, should I get angled blocks? And umm, sorry for the all questions, but will there be any rub? Gonna be runnin' 245/35/20 tires with a 2/3 drop.. so it seems kinda tight. What do you think? I've researched it, but I can't really find a solid answer. Thanks again!
 
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:47 PM
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Sorry for the double post, but this is what I think I'm gonna get... just wanting to show it to you first so you can check it out to make sure it's right:

Belltech 2100 - Belltech Front Spindles - summitracing.com - 2" Spindles

Belltech 6202 - Belltech Rear Block Kits - summitracing.com - 3" Angled Blocks
 
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:49 PM
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Can u put some pictures up of the blazer when u are done cause i want to do the same thing also
 
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The labor for dropping it shouldn't be too much. It's pretty easy, especially in a shop. Blocks are one of the easiest suspension modifications, hands down. The spindles take a little finesse (a BFH) to get out, but a shop should have no trouble with those using an air hammer.
 
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Spend a little money... I learned the hard way and it cost me so much more, because I tore it out and started again.

Use drop spindles for the front!! I tried the lowering springs (DJM) and drop shocks (Superlift - CRAP) and the truck handled like a little red wagon - you will feel every bump in the road. Once I went to drop spindles (Belltech) and replaced shocks with o.em. length (Gabriel - medium duty), it rides/handles so much better. Be careful when choosing your wheels (back spacing is extremely important) - I had to add a 1" wheel adapter, so my wheels would not rub against tie rod ends.

When you lower the rear, be sure to get the correct pinion angle kit or you will have major driveline vibrations. JTR offers a great shim kit and U-Bolts.

I will be changing out the rear blocks for leaf springs in the very near future hoping for an even nicer ride. I will post my findings.

Hope my pain is your gain
 
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