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Old 06-18-2014, 10:24 AM   #101
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

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Things have been slowly coming together. Ran into a few problems.

When I decided to go with the PB control arms I never factored in the lack of a spring pocket which in turn raises the truck about two inches. More work
I would assume this is a good thing to help with ground clearance.
I assume you just cut the springs?
A set of air bags would work nicely up front.
(even only up front for now)
So nice to raise it up to change oil, or slip a floor jack under it.
(I know,... more money) Ha
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #102
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I would assume this is a good thing to help with ground clearance.
I assume you just cut the springs?
A set of air bags would work nicely up front.
(even only up front for now)
So nice to raise it up to change oil, or slip a floor jack under it.
(I know,... more money) Ha
It's definately a good thing, just something I never thought of that's all. I do plan on cutting them. One full coil should do nicely. I would love to bag it but the truck account is empty. Next winter maybe
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:22 AM   #103
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

Okay, got it ! , one full accuair setup ready for early November.... No problem..
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:32 AM   #104
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Okay, got it ! , one full accuair setup ready for early November.... No problem..
Haha! I wish. If she gets air it will probably be a little more low tech.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:38 AM   #105
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

Well I went ahead and chopped one coil off. I should have gone a half coil first. She's sitting a little lower than before. I like it but now the rake is pretty severe. I do plan on dropping the rear another 1-1/4" and that might pull the front up a hair as well.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:15 PM   #106
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

Picking her up from the alignment shop. My alignment guy was quite impressed with the PB control arms. Said he had no issues bringing them in line. Took him about double the time to do the alignment but that had more to do with the lowered stance.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:12 AM   #107
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Picked it up from the tranny shop on Friday. Made it about 1/4 of the way home and the skies opened up. Got pretty soaked. Kinda funny actually, the wife was driving behind me and snapped a pic. Other drivers sure look at you funny
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:26 AM   #108
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It's definately a good thing, just something I never thought of that's all. I do plan on cutting them. One full coil should do nicely. I would love to bag it but the truck account is empty. Next winter maybe
You can get a pair of bags, brackets, fittings, line, and scrhader valves for under 300 if you shop around (I've spent under 250 for all of that new before). That will allow you to set the front where you want it and then be able to raise up for service...

You can do a complete air ride suspension front and rear with paddle valves (or a nicer simple setup like dloe's valves) for around 1000. Since a pair of lowering springs is around 300...that's 700 more for a fully adjustable suspension.... Or just Schraders all around for around 500 or less if you find a deal... So a couple hundred more for a fully adjustable suspension
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:27 AM   #109
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And I actually like the rake! Looks good! Didn't noticed you'd already chopped the spring...was thinking you could sell the springs- which maybe someone would want this stance
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:40 AM   #110
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

Some fresh pics, this one is from the lake lot.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:42 AM   #111
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And one from home.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:32 AM   #112
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Stunning
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:20 AM   #113
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very nice stance looks great!
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:57 PM   #114
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:13 PM   #115
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

I would love to own your blazer!
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:56 PM   #116
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

Just skimmed threw your thread! Love this thing!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:24 PM   #117
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I would love to own your blazer!
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Just skimmed threw your thread! Love this thing!
Thanks a lot. Another month or so and I'll drag it back out and get her ready for the summer.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:23 PM   #118
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Re: 72, 2wd blazer

I asked the boys in Photoshop thread to slam her for me. What do you think? I am seriously considering parting out my shortbox and using the applicable parts on the Blazer and downsizing my collection. The whole family fits in the Blazer.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:27 PM   #119
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Here's a pic of the Shortbox.
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I say do it! Though it looks good as-is, it will be absolutely stunning slammed. Keeping the back seat is an imperative challenge, though. Did I mention do it?
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Nice ride, both of them.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:56 AM   #122
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What did you decide on the chassis?
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:54 AM   #123
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What did you decide on the chassis?
I haven't really decided yet. I've actually gotten a lot of blowback from friends and family, especially my wife I knew there was a reason why I love that woman!!
The Shortbox is my first vehicle, I've had her for 24 years and everyone else thinks I'd be stupid to give up on her.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:51 PM   #124
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Yeah I say keep the shortbed.
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Keep the short bed. I know Porterbuilt just came out with a kit for you 2wd blazer guys. At the end of the day, it's only money.
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