Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 2, 2014 22:53:34 GMT -5
So as most yah know I bought a `02 4Dr blazer a little while back. I love my S10's, it my 6th one, but first blazer. I'm not a big 4Dr fan but it is a family vehicle so it is perfect for its intended use, hauling the family along with much other junk. Sorta had it in my head I wanted to drop it. Took it to Firestone to be checked out on a lift for issues. It had a rattle that was pretty nasty. Sorta thought it may be a ball joint. Sure enough needs all four ball joints and shocks. So of course I take that as a perfect opportunity to drop it and make it more capable.
Nothing crazy, I want a smooth ride so all stock springs will stay. I ordered some Djm 3" drop tubular control arms, 2" rear drop blocks, upper ball joints, front shocks, rear air shocks for load leveling if need be. I already have a small compressor setup for on board air that will go on as well.
Forgot to mention I also picked up some 16" Wheel Vintiques Chevy Rally wheels that will go on once I replace the tires on them. The tires are shot and 50 series so they are small as well. I'll make sure to take before during and after pics.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 3, 2014 9:59:13 GMT -5
Hopes are to improve looks a bit with a little lower stance that shouldn't decrease ride quality much, and with air shocks in the rear I shouldn't loose my cargo weight cap or reduce trailer tongue weight cap.
I payed for the drop arms myself out of my fun funds, rest is coming out of savings. Easy sell to the wife when firestone gives you a $2015 repair estimate, I'll be at just over $600 with a alignment.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 4, 2014 17:23:23 GMT -5
Woo woo. Ups says parts will b here tomarah! Getting the garage a little tidier and getting the shed I didn't get up last fall out of the way so I'm set to start tearing it apart some time before the weekend.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 7, 2014 18:27:35 GMT -5
Well I started a day early and have nearly everything torn off I need off. Except the lt lower control arm. The front bolt is stuck and won't come out. I need to find a matching bolt first then I can go ahead and grind off the bolt head and what is sticking out the other side. Then take a carbide bit in my die grinder and recess the bolt back so the arm will drop out. Pics to follow, I just busted hump to get to where I am.
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
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