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    dropping the jimmy

    i have a 2000 jimmy 2Dr 2WD. I am dropping it 2" in the front with springs and 3" in the back with blocks. I have 2 month old shocks on it now. Would i need to get new shocks? Also will i need to get an alignment after the drop?


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    yes and yes
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    whats the negative effects if i dont do this right away?

    thanks for the reply

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    No alignment -- ruin your tires, vehicle will pull all over the road, overall not good for front end.:nono:

    Shocks -- Front, stock shocks wont fit unless forced which will ruin them and driving without shocks is like driving an old caddy. rear shocks... I think stock shocks will work with blocks but someone correct me if I'm wrong...?
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    ok thanks for the reply. i have the springs and blocks and i just ordered 2 front drop shocks for around 40$ each. a friend of mine told me i didnt NEED them on the back but i had to get them for the front. but also that same friend told me he didnt align his Colorado after he lowered it and its doing fine. but i think id rather be safe and get the alignment.does anyone know about this...i got my tires from sears and i have a 1 year alignment. if i lower my jimmy then bring it in would they align it still if they dont know i just lowered it? cause this would save me some money.

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    Doesnt look like this supernova's Avatar
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    drop shocks are the exact same size as a stock shock Im not sure where the fuck everyone gets that info from. Your front suspension bottoms out way before your shock ever will. Drop shocks are just a little stiffer which will keep your truck from bottoming out as much if going very low, they will also provide a "tighter" feel to help with the drop. BUt if you have new shocks, id leave them all the same

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    so your saying i dont have to replace my shocks?


    because i can cancel the order and save my money from the shocks.

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    personally, no i woudnt. I have regular ole air shocks on the rear of my truck, with 3 inch leaf springs and 3 inch blocks. Last static truck i did the guy had a 5 inch drop in the front with cheapy replacement front shocks. He drove on it like that for atleast 5 years with no problems

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    nice. thanks man. i just canceled my order. if i need to later i can always buy new shocks after the drop. so for now i can save that money.

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    yeah with that drop it should be cool leaving stock shocks.. I would suggest checking ball joints and tie rods when its apart
    Last edited by Barebackjimmy; 04-01-2009 at 04:23 PM.

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    I dropped both my S-10 and my Silverado with 2" springs and neither pulled or needed new shocks
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    Deff get the frontend aligned. Dropping it will change the camber and does effect the toe-end. Like BarebackJimmy said while you have it apart check over the ball joints and steering components and even give the wheel bearing a check and repacking. If it's a high mileage ride it's probly due this. Better to be safe than sorry and alot of work saved later.
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    thanks for the replys. as for the ball joints and wheel bearing i changed the joints about a month ago on both sides and greased the bearings but il be sure to check them again since it will be apart anyway.

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