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Thread: which shocks to use on a four inch block drop

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    which shocks to use on a four inch block drop

    I have a 97 s10 blazer with four inch drop blocks and was wondering what shock absorbers are the best and what you would reccomend because right now it is only me drop an inch

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    Shocks shouldn't affect your drop using blocks. You are probably sitting on your bump stops. Aside from that 4" blocks are really pushing the safety and performance of your vehicle. Cheap, yes, but they should be avoided for most other reasons.
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    make sure your blocks are NOT installed this way
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    ^^^^ The stuff people do to their vehicles scares me sometimes....

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    Haha no I have them installed right. I took my bumpstops off but I still havent dropped four inches

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    weird....blocks should drop the blazer once you install them.
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    Ya that's whats I thought it dropped a total of maybe two or two and a half inches. I took thr bumpstops off and it still won't lower the rest lol

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    Is it sitting on the frame?
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    it was the tires. i had 75 series on it and this morning i put 65 series on it and it dropped the rest of the way

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    Uh....tires don't change a suspension drop.....

    Physically impossible not to get a four inch drop with four inch blocks, unless something was done wrong or you're sitting in the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagonmaster View Post
    Uh....tires don't change a suspension drop.....

    Physically impossible not to get a four inch drop with four inch blocks, unless something was done wrong or you're sitting in the frame.
    yes......smaller size sidewalls will lower the vehicle but not the suspension. unless your tires were resting on the top of the fender wells a smalerl sidewall would not lower the suspension.
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    My mistake on the last post. I measured the stock ride heighth and then when I put the lowering blocks on and it dropped four inches and then with the lower profile tire (not by much) dropped it a little more

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    My mistake on the last post. I measured the stock ride heighth and then when I put the lowering blocks on and it dropped four inches and then with the lower profile tire (not by much) dropped it a little more

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    Ahhhh....makes much more sense now!

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