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    Pros and Cons of a 3" front drop

    Hello all (and I used the search button,only found just use this ant that)

    I'm Hearing all kinds of things on lowering the front of my 03 4 door 2wd blazer the 2 to 3 inches i want. I have 255/35/20 on it now. Springs and spindles. Money not being a big thing what the best way.....

    I heard that Spindles have to be alined and it doesn't fix the problem 100% and it wears out the tire faster because it.

    and I also heard that doing just the spring changes the stock height in a way that it can't be alined at all. Or can someone,I read somewhere here that the spring may come with new numbers for the alinement guy can do it.

    Help hit me in head with the info
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    My truck was dropped 3" in front on 20's with 2" spindles and 1" cols and I didnt have a problem with tire wear or getting an alignment.

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    Hey thanx,
    In the meaning "was" you are lower now(dumb question)

    ...I gues like most info I get its wrong....
    Will have to pick some 2 inch spindles up and then the springs

    Thanx for your time
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    *From what I was told*
    Spindles are the way to go, you wont have to worry about tire wear etc. I belive beltech makes 3" spindles if money isnt an object.
    If you just drop your truck on 3" drop coils you will have camber issues that is not fixable, therefore faster tire wear.
    *Personal experience*
    I dropped my blaze 4" in the front (2" spindles, 2" coils) and so far I havent had any trouble of tire wear, and I drive often and decent distances so...... goodluck:bigthumb:
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    Originally posted by HaVoC
    *From what I was told*
    Spindles are the way to go, you wont have to worry about tire wear etc. I belive beltech makes 3" spindles if money isnt an object.
    If you just drop your truck on 3" drop coils you will have camber issues that is not fixable, therefore faster tire wear.
    *Personal experience*
    I dropped my blaze 4" in the front (2" spindles, 2" coils) and so far I havent had any trouble of tire wear, and I drive often and decent distances so...... goodluck:bigthumb:
    There is some adjustment to be made..just not a whole lot and probably not enough adjustment with coils alone..start with spindles and you will be much happier
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    Originally posted by 03Blazin_Burn
    Hey thanx,
    In the meaning "was" you are lower now(dumb question)

    ...I gues like most info I get its wrong....
    Will have to pick some 2 inch spindles up and then the springs

    Thanx for your time

    was meaning I got rid of my 20's, but I do plan to go lower very soon.

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    Doing any kinda suspension mods your gonna need an alignment.

    For a 3" drop, using spindles with a spring is going to be your best bet. As far as ride quality, and ease of alignment. Any quality shop should be able to align a truck with a mild lowering job like that.

    But, it is also gonna be more expensive due to the higher cost of the spindles.

    IMO, do spindles and spring. You will be much happier in the long run.
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