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    1st gen blazer coil springs

    I'm building a prostreet blazer 2dr 2wd, and have a narrowed frame and built a 4 link for the rear. For my 4 link to give me the correct amount of antisquat I need the rear of the truck to be set up perfect. Now I need to lower the front of the truck roughly 3 or 4 inches to give the blazer the correct stance. (Almost level very slight forward rake). I bought 1" lowering springs from DJM for 1st gen 2.8 liter 2wd 2dr suv. If I knew the spring rate I wouldn't be asking this, so my question is. When I install these 1" springs and 2" spindles am I going to get exactly 3" of drop or will the weight of the v8 lower it more. I have to be sure of this cause any chevy lean will cause the truck to pull at launch. The reason this is so important too is it will effect my center of gravity and weight transfer. Which inturn effects my 4links setup for antisquat.
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    If you want to check it out I have a very detailed build thread at S10forum.com I'll try to post a link but if it don't work the thread is under, "Members Rides" "My Bodydrop, Cage, and Backhalf. Lots of Pics!"

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    It will squat more cause of the weight. It's hard to say how far exactly. Hope this helped.
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    Yea I figured it would. I'm just not sure how much either. I was hope maybe someone looked into this before me and had an exact number or something close. Thanks anyways!
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    If I had to guess maybe an extra inch or so. There has to B 300 or so pounds between engines.....
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    I have two inch drop spindles and two inch drop springs for the 2.8 and when I put the V8 in it lowered it around one inch. can't remember exactly but it was about an inch
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    That's what I was looking for. About an inch is all the guestimation I need. So with 2" spindles and 1" springs I'll be looking at around a 3 1/2 to 4". Close enough. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't gonna drop like 5" total or something.
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    yeah you should be around 4......i think mine dropped 3/4" and then settled to 1" after some road time
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    I Was Close!! Lol
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    thanks for the help
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    np...that's what we're here for
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