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want to lower, but confused

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Old 09-21-2008, 06:59 AM
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ok, i have an 89 s10 blazer 4.3l 2wd, and i want to lower it with a little bit of wheel tuck(17's or 18's). i've tried searching, but have no clue wut all these numbers n stuff are. so i need help on which suspension products to buy to obtain this height. i'm currently running the stock 15's. wut will i need or shall i say how low do i go in the front, and how low do i go in the back? i see belltech 3/3 kits, but will that be enough, or can i buy other things with it to make it lower? I NEED ANY HELP I CAN GET... THANK YOU...lol i could also use a tutor, i just came out of the import world, i just couldnt pass up on the blazer i found.
 
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If you wanna go lower than a 3/3 drop I would suggest looking into bagging your truck if it's 2wd. Requires alot of work, but done right you can lay frame.
 
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:42 PM
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Yah the only way to tuck 17's or 18's you need to bag it. Your looking at around 3-5 grand to have a shop do that for you.
 
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:59 AM
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well then how low can i go without having to bag it? wut will the fender gap be?
 
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It will take a combination of measurements to obtain the info your looking for.
 
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:15 PM
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in my sig is my 97 2wd it has 18's with a 2/3 drop.
 
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i didnt even think it was lowered at first. how much did it cost you? and wut did you use?
 
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cost about $80 because I bought the 2" spindles from a member on here for CHEAP and 3" blocks.
IMO spindles are the best way to go, and you can pick them up new for $150 plus about $30 for blocks. If you use front springs then dont forget bout the alignment you will need afterword(spindles you dont have to).
 
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you need an alingment even with spindles anytime you take the front end apart you need an alignment
 
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