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Old 10-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default Just want to drop the rear to match the front

Sup everyone. Ive got an 02' Tahoe 2wd that I want to even out. I like the stance in the front but the rear is too high. I'm goin to keep the stock wheels and tires. Im trying to keep it practical, as I have a Jeep Wrangler thats unpractical Would you guys recommend 2" rear drop or a 3" rear drop? Will I need shock extenders? Thanks
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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I'd say probably 2", then if needed, you can adjust the front keys just enough to match the rear. I'd measure the height of the front of the truck and compare it to the rear to see which springs would be best. To keep the stock shocks' rebound and compression rates like they were meant to be, some shock extention brackets will help.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The front is exactly 2" lower than the rear. Is a set of 2 inch drop springs going to actually drop the rear 2 inches? I read a post earlier that said his 2" springs only dropped the vehichle 3/4". What is your experience with drop springs? Are they usually as advertised?
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. The front is exactly 2" lower than the rear. Is a set of 2 inch drop springs going to actually drop the rear 2 inches? I read a post earlier that said his 2" springs only dropped the vehichle 3/4". What is your experience with drop springs? Are they usually as advertised?
I went thru the same thing when I first bought my 04 and I ended up finding a set of Hotchkis springs on ebay for $25. The springs made the front and the rear exactly level, I don't remember the model # but i'm sure you can find it online.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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I went thru the same thing when I first bought my 04 and I ended up finding a set of Hotchkis springs on ebay for $25. The springs made the front and the rear exactly level, I don't remember the model # but i'm sure you can find it online.
Were they a 2' or 3' drop? Thanks
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #6
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Were they a 2' or 3' drop? Thanks
Haha a 2' or 3' drop is impossible, that would slam a plane.
I'm just BSing I knew what you were talking about and i know that a 2" rear coils would just about level my model Tahoe so I'd assume it would be the same for you and your model.
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Damn shift key hehe...I guess I'lll drop the rear 3 inches and then adjust the front keys. Thanks for the input bro.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:58 PM   #9
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How about bump stops? If you do a 2" drop and tweak the front to match, do you need to trim the bump stops? In my case, there would be no off roading going on.
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Well I bought some used Eibach 2" drop springs from a guy on this forum. http://www.tahoeforum.com/classified...uct=223&cat=12
They dropped my Tahoe about 3/4". He says they dropped his Denali 2", so why only 3/4" on mine?

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