Suspension Tech Have a question about modifying your suspension? Ask it here.

Front Driver Bottoms Out

  #1  
Old 03-01-2019, 04:46 PM
Beginning Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kenosha, Wi
Posts: 42
Night_Wolf is on a distinguished road
Default Front Driver Bottoms Out

Hey guys I haven’t posted in a long while but I’m having an issue with my 98 blazer 4x4 (5.7 swap) I can’t quite figure out. The front drivers side bottoms out hard with the slightest of bumps but the passenger front is normal. If I’m pulling out of the driveway more than a crawl it will hit hard. If there’s a dip in the road it seems to slam down hard and if there’s any bumps that aren’t “subtle” it hits hard. Am I looking at trying to source new torsion bars or have I missed something? I recently back at the end of December replaced both upper control arms and ball joints and also did axle seals on the front diff. The front end seems to sit at the same height, no significant droop.
 
  #2  
Old 03-01-2019, 05:31 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Ontario canada
Posts: 1,531
DonL is on a distinguished road
Default

Maybe check your torsion adjustment... the bolt might be backed out. As well as the shock absorber. Did you replace the bushings with the control arm? Hows the bump stop? Is it 2wd or 4wd?

edit: nvm the 4wd part lol vouldnt remember... long day...
 
  #3  
Old 04-08-2019, 12:26 PM
Beginning Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kenosha, Wi
Posts: 42
Night_Wolf is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the reply, I finally had time to get underneath it after having it parked for a while. The drivers side shock was totally off the bushing on the lower side, I'm pretty sure the shop that did the alignment on it overheated the shock assembly causing the bushing and what not to melt since they said they had to use a lot of heat on the adjustment sleeve on that side. Replaced both front shocks and took it for a test drive and it drives perfect now! No more bottoming out and clunking, glad it wasnt torsion bars.
 
  #4  
Old 04-08-2019, 02:05 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Ontario canada
Posts: 1,531
DonL is on a distinguished road
Default

No kidding, that wouldve sucked! Glad to hear its fixed
 
  #5  
Old 04-08-2019, 03:08 PM
cleburne red's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,270
cleburne red will become famous soon enough
Default

Thanks for the follow up and closure, hopefully this will benefit someone in the future with the same issues!
 
  #6  
Old 04-09-2019, 10:27 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Grayson KY
Posts: 381
go chevy is on a distinguished road
Default

I second that! Always great when someone reports back once they get the problem fixed
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
clicheche
Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain
5
09-11-2015 06:28 PM
mamawolf70
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
11
05-20-2015 07:22 PM
xderkax
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
26
05-29-2012 11:38 AM
Wisco Blazer
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
4
11-30-2011 02:23 PM
Ryan2237
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
1
04-12-2011 11:35 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Front Driver Bottoms Out


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.