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    Shocks!!!

    I got a 2 wheel drive blazer xtreme, 3 inch droP in the rear with blocks, whats the best way to stop from bottoming out an hitting the bump stops? I cut two rings off the bump stops already. Theymake a really stiff shock?

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    get a bolt in notch
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20xtreme03 View Post
    I got a 2 wheel drive blazer xtreme, 3 inch droP in the rear with blocks, whats the best way to stop from bottoming out an hitting the bump stops? I cut two rings off the bump stops already. Theymake a really stiff shock?
    Quote Originally Posted by blazin4low View Post
    get a bolt in notch
    What he said....really the only way to correctly fix that is get some suspension travel back with a c-notch.

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    A lot of people completely remove the bump stops. You could try that first but the notch is the best way.
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    I shaved my bump stops off and put some small energy suspension ones on which gave me an extra 1/2" of travel. Now I'm getting a bolt on mini notch.
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    Whats the c-notch about never heard of it.

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    If i totally take out the bump stops im gona get an even harder bang when i hit a big bump

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    if you take out the bump stop yes the bang is horrible. I shaved the mount and made the frame smooth, then put a small rubber bump stop so I wouldn't have metal to metal hitting.

    here's a link to the bolt in notch
    http://thorbros.com/notches/blazer-bolt-c-notch
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    Theres no super stiff shock? Or coil over will do? Thats the answer the c notches? The bolt right up no welding correct

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    you can try different drop shocks if you have $50-60 a shock to throw around. Normally drop shocks are stiffer and shorter than stock shocks. You have an xtreme so your drop is 4.5" with the 3" block. With the block installed correctly you have not changed the distance of the mounting points of the shock. So your shock still thinks you have a 1.5" drop, but you have moved your axle up towards the frame. With your axle closer to the frame you have shortened your suspension travel. With a 3" block you just lost 3" of travel. The only way to gain your travel back is to notch your frame.

    With that said, you can try a stiffer shock and still have a rough ride, or you can install a notch, gain some of your travel back and have about the same ride as before with the shocks you have on there now. $140 for shocks and about the same rough ride, or $140 for a notch and almost a stock ride. It's your choice, and anyone is welcome to differ. To the best of my research these are the two options I have concluded to. And after 8 years of bottoming out on bumps I'm buying a bolt in notch.

    And if you have money to buy and install coil overs, than do it.
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    Any links or vids on how to properly install the c-notch deff seems the best way to go

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