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Xtremely Yellow
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does anyone have the actual amount of drop for pulling a leaf on a blazer x?

i have a 2/3 drop right now (spindles/blocks) but i want to go about 1 more inch all the way around.

in the front, i think im just going to cut about 1/2 coil off the stock springs....for the back, i plan on just pulling a leaf. depending on the actual drop, i may have to change my block. (i just want to stay away from notching the frame for now....my blazer x only has 3900 miles on it...and im leasing it....for now) :)

one more question...do coil springs have be cut in increments of 1/2 coils at a time or is it ok to cut like 1/4 or 3/4 of a coil?

thanks in advance!
 

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Ex Minitrucker
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Do you have any pictures of you blazer? I havent seen an 04 yet.
 

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Xtremely Yellow
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they look like the others....except they have the zq8 wheels on them. i personally dont think the zq8 wheels looked right on the blazer, so i had the dealer put the 'original' speedlines on it. regardless, its an '04.

i can take a pic of the vin# to prove it....
 

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Black SS
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You want 20 inch wheels, I think it sits perfect the way it is :thumbup:
 

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Xtremely Yellow
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97s10ss: i currently have stock 235-60-16 and want to switch to 255-35-20. the 20" wheel/tire combo is the exact same overall height as the stock wheel/tire combo. therfore, it will be sitting the same.
 

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XTREME
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What size coils though since the extreme is already dropped and I have 2in spindles?? And won't taking out a leaf spring hurt your ride or other things?? Mine truck already has a ruff ride on some bumps with the blocks but I done blocks before so it was expected but Ive never taken a leaf out.
 

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Xtremely Yellow
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GOTDUBZ: you will at least need to get 2" drop coils to lower it....the extremes already have 1.5" drop coil on them from the factory. i have heard that us blazer x guys should buy a 2" s10 drop coil.....rides better i guess. also, i have heard that a 2" drop coil is almost a 3" drop after it settles. thats kind of why i just want to cut the factory springs.
 

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Xtremely Yellow
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thats the exact reason i dont want 4in blocks...with the 3in block, the bottom shock mount on the spring pack is about 5in off the ground! i dont want that any lower if there is any way around it.
 

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Truck is awesome. Congrats.:clap:
 
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