Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 32

Thread: Lowering questions

  1. #16
    Registered User pr1mo360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Henderson,NV
    Posts
    2,562
    flipping the keys gives you about 7" drop and is way too low even with the front axles removed. i did a how to a long time ago that involoved taking a 1.5" hole saw to the xmember to reposition the adjuster down and in for a 3-4" drop but cant seem to find it anymore.
    you can buy these
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BEL-3922/
    and some 4" blocks then call it done.. you axles will be fine

  2. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Posts
    7,511
    if you are measuring from the factory, with the adjuster bolts still in place, mine is lowered 7 inches and it rides just fine. Hell i havent even gone through a set of baljoints in 10 years, from back when i first lowered it.


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

  3. #18
    Registered User pr1mo360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Henderson,NV
    Posts
    2,562
    Quote Originally Posted by Superbee View Post
    Shocks bottomed out or something? Mine rides pretty good.
    when i had flipped keys, adjusters all the way up. i was sitting on stops and shocks almost bottomed. rode okay imo but i was hitting reflectors off the higway like hockey pucks

  4. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Posts
    7,511
    oh yeah, 7 is way to low for that, i dont think i could get past 4 inches untill i took the bumpstops out... Then after that i got 7 but it would hit on the bumpstop MOUNT on hard bumps, plus the shocks were toast.. So i put proper length shocks on, cut the bumpstop mounts clear off, and violla.. rides just like oem....


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

  5. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Posts
    7,511
    I just wish the blazers body sat as low as the s10's....putting up with it lowered that much yet no reward because it still looks high as hell.


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

  6. #21
    Registered User dragnblazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nv
    Posts
    2,102
    bodydrop it.
    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68023

    Wife's daily
    2002 chevy blazer 4 door 2wd ls

    My daily
    2000 Gmc jimmy 2 door 5 speed

  7. #22
    Registered User pr1mo360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Henderson,NV
    Posts
    2,562
    found the how to
    http://www.streetsource.com/tech/Vie...le.aspx?ID=359
    you need to setup a account if you dont have one already

  8. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    704
    Posts
    9
    So by flipping stock keys 7 inch drop? I was thinking of removing torsion bars completely I might try this instead

  9. #24
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Posts
    7,511
    Quote Originally Posted by chevyboy87 View Post
    I was thinking of removing torsion bars completely




    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

  10. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    704
    Posts
    9
    I'm new to this sorry. Flipping keys it will be then. Nice truck Superbee

  11. #26
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Posts
    7,511
    Thanks.... Why not just notch the crossmember tho??? You dont even have to remove the keys that way (pita by the way)


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

  12. #27
    Registered User pr1mo360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Henderson,NV
    Posts
    2,562
    yeah if your keys/torsion bars are rusty its not fun trying to get them out

  13. #28
    '93 Typhoon / 97 Isuzu C-Town216's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    945
    The lower the front the longer the upper control arms need to be to fix the negative camber. Also the angle on the upper ball joint can get pretty harry. Stock control arms can be flipped up-side-down and passenger side on driver side and vise-versa to fix the angle but but you'll have to weld and gusset a new upper ball joint mounting plate to lengthen them. Adjustable uppers are available but costly! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG62lT9CCPY
    "All I need iz 1 mic"

  14. #29
    '93 Typhoon / 97 Isuzu C-Town216's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    945
    The cheapest shorter front shocks I have found are VW Rabbit Truck rear shocks. They go for about $20 at most places.
    "All I need iz 1 mic"

  15. #30
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Posts
    7,511
    wow holy thread bump lol.....


    altho funny you bump it, I need to buy some new shocks some time soon, got a part number or at least a more specific application for those shocks? How much shorter than stock are they?


    89' S10 blazer 4wd: 355, 650 dp, rpm intake, comp 282 roller cam, modified vortecs, T56 Six speed, 8.8 ls rear, headers, x-pipe, spintech pro street mufflers, and......AC

    Blazer burnout video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP7iLypoDI4

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •