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s10 Blazer rear springs?

Old 10-01-2012, 08:46 PM
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Hello I just bought a 1989 s10 blazer 2 wheel drive. I plan on lowering it 5/5, so I took a peek underneath the vehicle and noticed it has leaf springs plus shocks with a spring around it. Do all of these vehicles have rear shocks/springs? I was under the impression they just had leaf springs in the back.

My question is, how would I go about lowering the back with these springs and shocks in place? Can I just throw the blocks on there or do I need to do something different? Thanks.
Old 10-01-2012, 09:10 PM
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Shocks with a coil spring are definitely after market. I'm assuming they aren't an adjustable coil over setup.
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No they are not adjustable. So you say its aftermarket? If I go ahead and buy these blocks for the rear, should I just remove the shock/springs all together? I'm assuming I would need to, I would think they would get in the way of lowering...
Old 10-03-2012, 08:34 PM
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those shocks with springs on them are just for better load handling. ul need to remove them in order to lower ur truck, but i would recommend getting sum smaller shocks to replace those cause itl ride real ****ty if u dont. just leaf springs will be way bouncy. u can find lowered truck shocks all over the net for cheap too. check ebay or ur local parts store.
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