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    wooaahh, yeah he knows this im sure but just in case, you also need to put 2 stands on the frame toward the back. :)


    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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    floor jack to lift rear of vehicle off the ground
    2 jackstands underneath the frame in front of the front leaf spring perch.
    remove tires
    remove the ubolt retaining nuts (if they will not budge using a cheater bar, use an angle grinder with suitable cutoff wheel to cut the ubolt)
    remove the ubolt retaining nuts on the otherside
    use a floor jack, or simply pick up the axle with your hands, and have helper place the block on the leafspring, (the block will have a center alignment hole, place this directly over the stud that is exposed ontop of the leafspring pack)
    install the u-bolts and loosely install retaining nuts
    goto the otherside and put the block in place installing the ubolts and retaining nuts loosely
    make sure that the axle spring perch is centered and the nipple on the top of the block is inside the hole on the spring perch on both sides
    tighten ubolts retaining nuts to 90ftlbs

    after about a lap or two around the block, retorque them... then check after the first 50 miles, then every oilchange or so...

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    90ftlbs?
    ive got em torqued to 80 right now.. thought that was the general consensus
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    80 works.... :D

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    I just bought some 3" lowering blocks yesterday.. and in the box, i thad instructions. it also said to tighten them to 85 lb-ft.

    Hope that's what you're looking for.
    2000 S-10: 2.2, 5spd, scsb, 2wd.

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    back on all 4's!!!!

    rear is dropped, ill have to do the front tomorrow, but i want to give a SINCERE SINCERE thank you to slammins15. guy realllllly helped me out!

    i took some pics during the install so hopefully they can be put towards a tutorial... if people want...

    still unsure about flipping brake lines and trimming bumpstops.. drove it around the neighborhood and the brakes seemed fine.. might shave the stops a little tomorrow

    thanks again guys!!!
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    on a side note, some guys at nats put a truck in the air and lowered it another inch 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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    **UPDATE**

    hey guys, with the help of some really cool guys (slammins15 special thanks!) i was able to successfully drop the rear with 3" blocks!

    It looks really good in the back now only problem is im resting on the bumpstops.. i figured since i hadnt flipped the brake line yet, i wouldnt shave the bumpstops since it wont let it travel that much to rub anyway...

    hopefully monday i will be attempting the front drop consisting of 2" spindles. should i go ahead and flip the rear brake line and shave the stops or wait till i get new shocks for it?

    again, really greatful for the help i've received, both in this thread and offline via AIM as well. thanks for takin the time to help a noob.

    I plan on donating after i get the front dropped to show my support both for the guys involved and the site provider!

    Im takin pics throughout the process so if anyone in the future needed a reference or needed help like i did, they'll have pics.

    thanks again, Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbee View Post
    on a side note, some guys at nats put a truck in the air and lowered it another inch lol.
    Did I miss that?
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    dude what do u think a trubo is? it is just a fan

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    The front is gettin dropped!!
    In Process! pray i dont mess somethin up lol
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    repack your bearings while you have it all torn down.. and it's a great time to do a brake job, since everything is exposed....

    good luck, and it'll be easy.

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    how the hell do i get the caliper off??
    that tutorial shows a truck or somethin but i know my 98 is different from that pic... cant get it off... does 18mm seem right?
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    should be an allen head socket.
    I'm a black ninja motherfucker!



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    allen head socket?

    i just got back from buyin a metric socket set cuz i was missin an 18... rainin like a mother here in texas...

    so ima go try.. apparently a 98 blazer differs greatly from the howto on here...
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    if you cant figure out how to install a set of lowering blocks just by looking at them, call someone else to do it cause youre probably just gonna fuck something up.
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