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one more inch in the back?

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:48 PM
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I have a 2000 Jimmy with 3" springs in the front and 3" blocks in the back. I want to lower it another inch in the back. Is there something I can do to lower it another inch besides getting a 4" block?
 
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dont thinks so, but if you find something out let me know
 
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rear spring shackles or 4 inch blocks.
 
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I think you can get/make a shorter shackle for the rear leaf... And I was looking at your album the other day... did you ever finish your truck? I want pics
 
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I'd say your best bet is to go with the 4' blocks. I was in the same position as you so I tried pulling a leaf out. It lowered it a little more than an inch and it was ok as long as I was in the truck by myself; put another adult or 2 in it and it bottomed out way too easily.
 
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C notch it and bag it!

But really Id say building a shorter shackle would be your best bet. I don't think you can de-arch leafsprings like the belltechs and such. And not sure if you could get some made by a spring shop that would work. So the shorter shackle is your best bet. GL and x2 on pics when you figure something out.
 
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When you get that low, it's best to c-notch the frame. You'll be smacking frame constantly.
 
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Oh crap I thought you already had 6 inch in the back. Your only 3/3 right now. You could get a set of drop leaf springs and a one inch block. I thought you said you had 3 inch springs and a 3 inch block all in the back for a 6 inch drop. Read the OP closely Josh
 
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