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    bottoming out

    i put 3 inch lowering blocks and i montoleaf it an cut out the bump stops and i still have no play in the suspention should i put longer shocks or should i put air shocks

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    if toy put a 3" drop block plus mono leafs in the back that is potientially 6"s of drop. if you remooved the bump stop my first question is did you do a c-notch? and you should put shorter shocks not longer shocks when you do a drop.

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    Doesnt look like this supernova's Avatar
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    no matter what you do a monoleaf is going to bottom out, put some leafs back in it. Or run air shocks, but nomatter what you doa monoleaf isnt going to ride great and your going to bottom out. Once you go past around 4 inches, something is going to hit at some point. Ive got 3 inch blocks and 3 inch drop springs with a bolt in notch and no my rear end hits the floor

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    i have a one inch block and the rear springs de-arched and the yoke on my rearend hits the crossmember. the pinion angle is out a bit but i bought the truck that way and it doesnt shake or anything thats why i left it.

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    I had 3" blocks and pulled the 2nd larges leaf in my first gen and it bottomed out.

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    Start out with air shocks or throw some springs back in.
    Last edited by slammins15; 06-29-2009 at 12:41 AM.

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    When you are dropping this much you need to do a few things...

    1. Cut off Bump Stops
    2. Frame Notch or Bridge Notch, Depending on how far you've dropped and how much travel you'll want.
    3. Either take a sledge and bump up the floor over the "Pumpkin" or do a Tunnel across between the Wheel Wells...

    If your really low, you might even have to raise the floor a few inches over the driveshaft tunnel...

    When you drop a Blazer that low without the above mentioned the Frame is pretty much sitting on the Axle, there might be a 1/4 inch of travel, an runnin over an acorn will bottom you out... :)
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    Doesnt look like this supernova's Avatar
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    damn smullen havent seen you on here in a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    damn smullen havent seen you on here in a long time
    X2

    Missed you at the S-Nats too

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    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    damn smullen havent seen you on here in a long time
    Yea, I'm still around... Just not as active as I used to be... I like to pop in from time to time and see if anything new is going on or if I can contribute any help or advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjsp
    Missed you at the S-Nats too
    Yea I was going to come too, but ended up on call that week... Was a rough one too... I so wish I could find something else to do...
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