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    1st gen 5/6 drop on 20s hows she ride?

    What's up guys and gals just wonderin if anyone had a 1st gen blazer with a 5/6. Drop on 20s with a c notch just want to kno how it rides? Can't decide if I just want to drop it more or say f*ck it and just bag and body it. So if anyone could give me some insight to ride quality with that much drop with the big wheels that would b sweet!

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    I had a 95 4 door. I had 2" drop spindles and cut 2 coils off the factory springs in front, then 4" blocks in back and removed all the leafs except two. I had 245/35 R20 for rubbers. It rode pretty good. Don't get me wrong, it wasnt stock, but when you put rubber bands on for tires, you lose alot of cusion. Once I bagged it, it rode like complete shit, but that was my own fault since I wasn't running shocks up front!
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    Thanks for the thread! Ya they don't ride too good without shocks! Anyone else have the static drop on dubs?

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    To be honest anytime you lower a vehicle the ride will suffer some and combined with 20" wheels you'll be using 40 (or smaller) series tires which will also ride a little rougher.
    Suspension travel is limited, thus the stiffer ride. Do a search, there's plenty of info here :bigthumb:
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    Dig the truck dude what size wheels? How much drop in the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimeAdozen View Post
    Dig the truck dude what size wheels? How much drop in the back?
    Did you just ask about your own truck?
    Last edited by wagonmaster; 12-10-2009 at 09:43 AM.

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    No I am on my blackberry and rapid ron says his truck is half bagged so I'm assuming the front is bagged. So I was just wonderin what size wheels he had with how much drop in the back... The pic is small on my blackberry

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimeAdozen View Post
    ...was just wonderin what size wheels he had with how much drop in the back...

    Belltech leafs, 3" blocks, air shocks and a bolt-in notch with 225-40-18's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid Ron View Post
    Belltech leafs, 3" blocks, air shocks and a bolt-in notch with 225-40-18's.
    6.5", in other words. Unless you're using the air shocks to bring it back up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagonmaster View Post
    6.5", in other words. Unless you're using the air shocks to bring it back up?
    Actually air shocks raised it 1/4" (with recommended min. 20 psi).
    3" (drop leafs) + 3" (blocks) - 1/4" (shocks) = 5 3/4" drop ;)

    The air shocks seem to ride better than the Belltech shocks I used to run,
    they were too soft.
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    i'd say get the SD bolt in notch if you do 6" drop in the back. I had mine dropped 4.5 up front on 20's and it was a bumpy fucker lol. Most vehicles are with a low profile tire, mine are 245/35r20.
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    Will 20s clear up front? I have the weight of the 383 as well. I want to drop it as much as I can and would like to keep 20s on it. I would take the inner wells out if it would help clear its not my daily driver so that's not a huge deal. Or would I be better off with a 4/6 drop or an 18/20 combo with a 5/6? I want the truck to have a level stance.
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    my friend had a first gen s10 dropped 7" in the front with 20's and a 350 in it, so i know it can be done. He also removed his factory inner wheel wells and replaced them with some diamond plate i believe, turned out pretty sweet.
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    *Flowmaster muffler w/dual exit.
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    7in in the front! Shit no speed bumps for him! Sweet thanks for the input I like the 20s and was hoping I could keep the 20s with a 5/6 drop! Thanx!
    Built 383 stroker dropped 3" on 20s 65k on my 92... Cherry...

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    lol yea, there's not much room for any deffects in the road for him haha. it rides rough, but damn was that truck fast lol, i loved it.
    '93 GMC Jimmy s15 4x4.
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    *18" Kicker solo-x
    *4/3 drop.
    *Flowmaster muffler w/dual exit.
    http://www.cardomain.com/id/delinquent266

    149.2 dB at the dash at 45 Hz

    Justin's quest to reach 150dB!!!

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