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    Lowering questions

    Hi guys! I just joined the forums here and this is a pretty sweet place with lots of amazing rides. I do hav a few questions about making my blazer look lie the ones on here. Ok so I'm really wanting a 3/3 or 3/4 drop on my 4x4. I'm pretty good at working on stuff so I don't think adding drop blocks for the rear would be a problem for me, but what do I hav to do to the front to drop it. I have seen people loosen the bolts on the torsion bar so is it really as simple as loosening the bolts and taking the bump stops off??? Also a really big question is how does the lowering effect the geometry and the wearing of parts? Finally, when I was at dobbs they said there are very few rims that fit the blazer bc of the weird offsets that the 4x4 has. What offset does the blazer have and I have seen a few blazers with Corvette wheels so how well do they fit?

    Thanks so much!!!

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    Welcome. I dont know shit about 4x4 I got 2 2wd....sorry
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    When you lower a 4x4 you have to watch out for the angle of the cv joints unless you plan on removing those. If they aren't at proper operating angles then they will wear prematurely. Yes you can simply loosen the torsion bolts to get lower, how much lower Im not sure. You can also buy lowering keys for the front. As for the rear, Im not sure if you can do blocks or not, it depends on if the leafs run under or over the axle. If they run under then all you have to do is put in blocks. If they run over then you have to flip them to run under. On the wheels, I really don't know. Im sure someone will chime in. I do know a lot of people run the corvette wheels as you said and the offset of the 4x4 is much more positive than a 2wd.
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    Ok thanks! I plan on keeping the cvs, but i have heard a 3 in drop is still safe. Does that seem right to you? I'm pretty sure I hav the spring under the axle, but I'll double check later.

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    I know this thread is about a 4x4 truck with vette wheels.


    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showt...f-my-98-Blazer
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragnblazer View Post
    I know this thread is about a 4x4 truck with vette wheels.


    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showt...f-my-98-Blazer
    Yeah I have seen that one. It's almost exactly how I want my Blazer to look

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    Thats what I wanta do to my 02 4 door 2wd.
    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
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    I had 4 or 5 in the front my axles were fine u can use keys or notch the crossmember. Torsion keys can be very dangerois worse then springs. So research a bit before u jump the gun

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    Im droppin another soon ill post pix if u need

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87s10guy View Post
    Im droppin another soon ill post pix if u need
    That would be great!

    Does anyone ever have problems after lowering? Like parts breaking or wearing out way quicker?

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    depends on how low you go....

    I had to get new shocks on mine because mine would bottom out if i recall.....


    3 will be a-ok.. You will need to notch th


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    i got a 7/5.5 drop wid the tbartrick it rides like shit but i love it yes you can break shit both my drive axles broke and have alot of neg camber but i drive the hell out of it and im bout to bag it this weekend im a junky for breaking road refflectors lol

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    7/5.5 holy shit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragnblazer View Post
    7/5.5 holy shit!


    You have to remember 4wd are high as shit stock :D lol


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrylyons View Post
    i got a 7/5.5 drop wid the tbartrick it rides like shit

    Shocks bottomed out or something? Mine rides pretty good.


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

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