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Dropping a 4x4 Blazer

Is it possible to drop a newer 98 + blazer 4x4? How low could you go, would the four wheel drive still work, and what components would you use. Thanks guys!


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Re: Dropping a 4x4 Blazer

I know in the front you can got 3-4" with belltech lowering keys and have 4-wheeldrive still work, and go with 3 or 4" blocks and that gets you 4" and 4-wheel.

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so it would equal to a 4 inch drop all around? How far off the ground would you actually be?(not sure of the ride height of a 4x4. Thought about doing this because traction is your friend.
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This is my brothers bravada but you get the idea. I think we dropped it 3/3 but it probably says in the link somewhere.

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i say buy the lowering kit from belltech i give you some links what you need!
1. http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
2.front shocks http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
3.rear shocks http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
4.for the rear you need blocks for more drop!
5. addco have a swaybar for the front it is 38mm thig i have this swaybar i say ver cool thing!
6.i have also bought a rear sway bar it is 22mm thig!
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that is with 20's on, and the pic below is just my winter gear....

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i say buy the lowering kit from belltech i give you some links what you need!
5. addco have a swaybar for the front it is 38mm thig i have this swaybar i say ver cool thing!
6.i have also bought a rear sway bar it is 22mm thig!

dude, where did you pick those up? i wanna get a beefier set up compared to the stock ones.....?

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What kind of headlights bulbs are those?

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Bravada looks good. How low can you go and still have the 4wd still work. Would like to get a 4wd s10 and drop to a stock s10 xtreme ride height, would that be possible?
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Possibly if you had a body kit on it and some 50 series tires.

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Re: Dropping a 4x4 Blazer

You can get a 2" spring drop in the back and reverse crank the torsion keys under the middle fo the truck and that will lower the front down to be level with your back. The only thing is this way wehn you ride u might get a little sway int he friont.. liek a little more bounce... but hey.. rollercoaster anyone?? lol

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Re: Dropping a 4x4 Blazer

just dropped my 00 4x4 blazer today, used belltech keys and 2in blocks,
so i adjusted the keys to be give 2in drop also. looks real good to me, the front wheels sit perfectly in the wheelwell, Stock 15's and 235/70/15 rubber. and the rear has teh extra inch to keep the raked look. i love it, and it handles better too, Have the Edelbrock shocks all around and Poly sway bar bushings.

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@bravada i bought the sway bars from www.performancecenter.com !
they only have the pickup in the list but the sway bar also fits the blazer!
for the back i bought the sway bar from summit!
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Re: Dropping a 4x4 Blazer

I found a cheap way to lower my 83 s15 4x4 just adjusting the torsion bars and get drop blocks for the rear
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you mean flipping the torsion bar keys ore not?
and that is shit! the best way is leaf springs and trosion keys from belltech and it is a save driving with the lowering shocks! all other cheap ways are in my opinion ghetto ways!
it can be a german characteristic but i hear in germany not so much unsafe things like in the usa!

i hope you understand me i'm from germany!
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Re: Dropping a 4x4 Blazer

I did the Belltech Keys and removed the driver side torsion adjuster bolt (left passenger in to adjust for lean) then 3" blocks. Im about 4.5inches low in the front and riding 20's, havent changed the shocks yet and the ride is good good be better with shocks. here's a pic:



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I did the Belltech Keys and removed the driver side torsion adjuster bolt (left passenger in to adjust for lean) then 3" blocks. Im about 4.5inches low in the front and riding 20's, havent changed the shocks yet and the ride is good good be better with shocks. here's a pic:


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no doubt thanks man!

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you mean flipping the torsion bar keys ore not?
and that is shit! the best way is leaf springs and trosion keys from belltech and it is a save driving with the lowering shocks! all other cheap ways are in my opinion ghetto ways!
it can be a german characteristic but i hear in germany not so much unsafe things like in the usa!

i hope you understand me i'm from germany!
I was talkin bout adjusting the front bars and using rear 3" blocks! I have a friend tha has an s10 he has blocks and spindles but see Im not rich either I can do a cheap job and make it look good! plus ride right!
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