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    Exclamation Blocks, Spindles and Springs? (84 Blazer Drop)

    So I've been looking at my options at finally getting my Blazer low, and although someday I'll bag it and make it lay frame, I don't have the money for that.

    So to start I was thinking at going with something like a Spindle Drop (and/or springs) in the front, and blocks in the back. I found a 3 inch drop block kit for the back, but I was thinking about going 4 inches (if I can find one anywhere. Any suggestions where I could find a 4 inch block kit?)

    As far as the front goes, I was going to install Spindles (2 inch drop) or possibly springs. Any suggestions as to which is probably the better way to go? I was hoping for another 4 inch drop in the front, but now that I look at it, it may be a bit much. Anyone else run this on their blazer that can tell me how it is?

    I'm doing all the work myself, and trying to keep this reasonably priced. But at the same time I want to get as low as possible (while still being practical about it. It still has to daily until I get another car to daily)) Thanks for any and all help. Sorry for having so many questions :confused:
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    Coils and spindle will be good on the front. Don't get coils from Aim though. I got their 3"coils and was sitting a little higher then people that had belltech 2" coils. For the rear you can get 3" blocks and take a leaf out. You will need to get a bolt in notch for that low though if you are driving it daily. I had mine set up like mentioned with no notch and it was horrible. The notch adds like 2 1/2" of room for the rear. i wouldn't go with 4" blocks.

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    Oh yeah. Make sure you get shocks. I have belltech nitro drop 2's. Best i have used so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdridinas2 View Post
    Coils and spindle will be good on the front. Don't get coils from Aim though. I got their 3"coils and was sitting a little higher then people that had belltech 2" coils. For the rear you can get 3" blocks and take a leaf out. You will need to get a bolt in notch for that low though if you are driving it daily. I had mine set up like mentioned with no notch and it was horrible. The notch adds like 2 1/2" of room for the rear. i wouldn't go with 4" blocks.
    Yeah that sounds exactly like how I want to set this up! Thanks! I figured the 4" blocks would be a bit much, so I'll do 3 and a leaf out.

    Where'd you get the Notch though? I don't suppose brand makes a huge difference in something like that, but it's worth checking.
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    I'm about 5/4.5-5. djm spindles, 3" springs and summit shocks front

    3" djm steel blocks, jtr set back plates, SD bolt in C notches and belltech street performance shocks.

    I would just do the djm shocks all around if i were to do it again.

    C notches here http://www.suicidedoors.com/notches/blazer-bolt-c-notch

    Set back plates here, aligns rear end center in wheelwell. http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Parts_S10-301.html

    I have 3 leaf stock rear springs and it sits way low from the 18 year old springs which is why it's low in the rear. just a heads up, i did a 3" spring and block drop first and it sat way lower in the rear.

    I bought my djm stuff from Tony (NORCALSS) on s10forum.com. real good guy, saved me some money and got my djm stuff in 2 days.

    Hope this helps you out some, any other questions just ask i'll try my best to help.

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    And here are a few pics of my blazer in the album if you want to see what the drop looks like. http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/afflictedpast/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfflictedPast View Post
    I'm about 5/4.5-5. djm spindles, 3" springs and summit shocks front

    3" djm steel blocks, jtr set back plates, SD bolt in C notches and belltech street performance shocks.

    I would just do the djm shocks all around if i were to do it again.

    C notches here http://www.suicidedoors.com/notches/blazer-bolt-c-notch

    Set back plates here, aligns rear end center in wheelwell. http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Parts_S10-301.html

    I have 3 leaf stock rear springs and it sits way low from the 18 year old springs which is why it's low in the rear. just a heads up, i did a 3" spring and block drop first and it sat way lower in the rear.

    I bought my djm stuff from Tony (NORCALSS) on s10forum.com. real good guy, saved me some money and got my djm stuff in 2 days.

    Hope this helps you out some, any other questions just ask i'll try my best to help.
    You have a clean looking Blazer man, I hope mine looks that good some day.

    I was looking through the DJM site, and they seem to be priced much better then what I was going to originally buy. So DJM is probably the way to go then (3" DJM blocks in back, DJM Spindles and 2" Springs up front). I'm a bit lost how the Plates fit in though, just to center the axle in the wheel well? Just making sure, because I honestly hadn't thought of that.

    Also out of curiosity, have you had any rubbing problems with this setup? I'll be swapping my wheels out for 20's eventually, so I'll future proof if necessary just to avoid rubbing. Thanks!

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    Thanks, it's been a process but shes looking good.

    The plates sandwich between the blocks and pack, they give you about 3/8" more drop as well. don't need them but i think it looks way better with the rear tires centered in the wells.

    Summit racing is probably the best large vendor as far as shipping cost/price/quickness of shipping. i ordered my djm spindles from them and got em fast. $161 shipped i think. also from experience djm springs ride way better then belltech, i have had both.

    Rears don't rub, i rolled the fenders a little for the wide tire. fronts rub when turning in parking spots, u turns, no way around it but not horrible, just lose a little turning radius. my tire size is 20x8.5 255/35/20 front and 20x10 275/40/20 rear.

    Good luck

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    Like Afflicted said, Suicide Doors has the C-notch. thats the one that I have. Make sure you watch out for the fuel lines when you put it in. You can take the brackets that hold the lines off the frame, and move it all out of the way far enough. Other then that it bolts right in, with some good drill bits.

    I have 18's with 245/40s. Rubs when turning sharp like Afflicted said, and I had some rubbing in the rear so I rolled my fenders to, just to be safe.
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