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    Slammin metal on metal somewhere

    Hey all,
    New to the forum, just lowered my 03 blazer 2 dr 6/6 as follows:

    Front: 3" lower control arm drop
    3" shock drop

    Rear: 3" blocks
    Removed 2 leafs, flipped the small one

    I removed the rear bump stop, cut the muffler and dumped it, yet everytime I still hit even the smallest bump I am slamming metal on metal somewhere in the back. It is driving me nuts. I am also hitting in the front (i think i need to shave/remove the bump stops up there) and I think my Cat is hitting my underchasis at this point as well. It is a major pain in the butt as it is very loud. I know that replacing the stock shocks in the back with aftermarket will resolve some of the hard bumping in the back but I can't afford to buy these for another 2 weeks. Any thoughts on how I can quick fix this? I was thinking putting a leafspring back on and making it a 6/5, then getting an aftermarket 3/4" bump stop to make sure it is not hitting there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    did you say you flipped the overload leaf?

    Do you have a notch?

    Did you flip/ switch your calipers?

    all of these can cause your symptons.

    also a 6/6 is gonna cause your driveshaft to rub the x member
    Last edited by low86blazer; 08-18-2009 at 03:47 PM.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    at a 6 inch rear drop your everything is going to rub everything else

    My rear end hits the floor, i have dents in it now and it clears

    My axle bottoms out in my 2.5 inch notch

    my driveshaft hits the frame xmember

    my driveshaft rubs the floor right behind the trans (under the front seats) then again a little farther back

    also ive seen the rear end hit exhaust that runs in the stock position
    I think thats all i can think of

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    Check to see if you have ANY travel.

    The bump you hear might be the pieces coming "back" together.

    Pics may help. Use photobucket or some host site as the attaching doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjsp View Post
    Check to see if you have ANY travel.

    The bump you hear might be the pieces coming "back" together.

    Pics may help. Use photobucket or some host site as the attaching doesn't work.
    Thats what I was thinking too... And i didnt hear anything about a notch so maybe your frame is sitting on your axle?
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    No notch,
    no i didnt touch the calipers
    yes i flipped the overload leaf, but I am going to flip it back...

    update. i have noticed that upon settling my rear is about 1/2 lower than the front. This is going to work towards my advantage. My plans as of now are to place a spring back in and reflip the overload leaf. In doing that I am going to lose 1-1.5" worth of drop in the back but as I am sitting Cali style now anyway it is worth it in my head. A smooth 6/5 is better than a nasty 6/6 daily driver to me... I will keep you all posted and I will also get some pics up here soon.

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    On a 98 up you got about a cunt hair till you hit your rear bump stops on a 5inch, you need a notch with anything over a 4inch drop. Yea flip your overload thats not good. Id recomend getting drop leafs because those are 3 leaf packs iirc and only running a main and overload is a bad idea, some hackers will say other wise but just dont do it.

    watch close to your calipers any major side to side articulation your gonna rub your calipers on your frame. You really need to flip them to the front or notch for them.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaVoC View Post
    Thats what I was thinking too... And i didnt hear anything about a notch so maybe your frame is sitting on your axle?
    :nod:

    thats what I'm thinking...

    I've got a 2000 and the back is dropped with 3" Leafs and 3
    4" Blocks and shorter shocks... I have about the thickness of 2 Pencils maybe a tad more between my axle and where it hits the frame... I need a Notch Bad, but I don't know or trust anyone around here to do it...

    I figure if I ever do notch it, it'll just bottom on whatevers next...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smullen View Post
    :nod:

    thats what I'm thinking...

    I've got a 2000 and the back is dropped with 3" Leafs and 3
    4" Blocks and shorter shocks... I have about the thickness of 2 Pencils maybe a tad more between my axle and where it hits the frame... I need a Notch Bad, but I don't know or trust anyone around here to do it...

    I figure if I ever do notch it, it'll just bottom on whatevers next...
    why cant you do the sd bolt in notch. its easy as pie...mmm pie.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    yep, my sd notch kicks ass and didnt take to long to install. It was way easier than people made it out to be

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    i just hate now that i put it in im gonna have to take it out to put in the step notch lol. the fuckers welded in, in a few places too.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    lol, mines bolted in, but fuck getting those bolts back out, ill just grind the heads off

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    I had to weld for the caliper notch i had to put into it so it wouldnt rub. pros and cons to rear disc.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by low86blazer View Post
    why cant you do the sd bolt in notch. its easy as pie...mmm pie.
    I thought I e-mailed Jason a long time ago and him and some other people said that the SD one, does not work for 2nd Gens like mine...



    However, the descripton, pasted below does not lead me to think that...
    Quote Originally Posted by Cut from SD.com
    Laser cut from 1/4" HR plate. This notch is designed specifically for Blazers that have the drop down frame rails. Bolts up perfectly giving you 2.25" more axle clearance. Template included. Sold in pairs.

    Note: ALL Blazers/Jimmys use the 'crooked frame' notch EXCEPT for the 95+ 4 door vehicles. The 95+ 4 doors use the 'straight frame' notch, select your correct notch from the drop down menu above..
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    it works on second gens. Just not as "bolt in" as on first gens. The fully box'd frame makes it a little more of a bitch then on a first gen. Then like low86 said the calipers on disk brake rears are stupid close to the frame and the notch is pretty thick and just ads to the problem. But ive seen alot of second gen guys weld them in, but you can bolt them in too, just a little more work

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