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    Older generation Blazer suspension question

    I have an opportunity to buy a 1970 Blazer 2wd. I'd like to set it up as a great cruiser and the occasional autocross at a goodguys event for example. My question is does anyone know if the 67-72 suspension systems from companies like ridetech or Hotchkis bolt on? I'm assuming the front might but I might have issues with the rear end. Any help would be appreciated as I know there are some knowledgeable people on this forum.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Offlimts502 View Post
    I have an opportunity to buy a 1970 Blazer 2wd. I'd like to set it up as a great cruiser and the occasional autocross at a goodguys event for example. My question is does anyone know if the 67-72 suspension systems from companies like ridetech or Hotchkis bolt on? I'm assuming the front might but I might have issues with the rear end. Any help would be appreciated as I know there are some knowledgeable people on this forum.

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    Yes they make bolt in kits you could also check out Porterbuilt's touring setup with coil overs also No limit engineering has some nice suspension as well.

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    Yes, it's all bolt in. Blazers use the same suspension components as the pickups. If you need more answers, check out www.67-72chevytrucks.com/forum

    It probably wouldn't hurt to give Hotchkis a call, though. The extra weight on the rear may upset the balance of spring and shock rates. The Porterbuilt stuff is very nice, as mentioned.
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    ridetech has a kit and porterbuilt both have kits for those trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offlimts502 View Post
    I have an opportunity to buy a 1970 Blazer 2wd. I'd like to set it up as a great cruiser and the occasional autocross at a goodguys event for example. My question is does anyone know if the 67-72 suspension systems from companies like ridetech or Hotchkis bolt on? I'm assuming the front might but I might have issues with the rear end. Any help would be appreciated as I know there are some knowledgeable people on this forum.

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    If your blazer has the trailing arm suspension in the rear which it should being 2WD you can use the Hotchkis TVS or ridetech with no issues. If you have a leaf spring rear which would be rare on a 2wd blazer you can still do either with a few minor mods. We have done several of these so If you have any questions feel free to give me a call or drop me an email.


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    Porterbuilt might be the way to go since they're not to far away from where I live but I'll look into all of them. Thanks for the help guys

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    Here's a link to the new ridetech C10 kit, which is available with coilovers or shockwaves.
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    Just a heads up, Porterbuilt, NoLimit and Hotchkis have addressed the issue of centering the wheels on these trucks. The ridetech control arms are a great setup, but leave the wheels in the same position. To some, that's a non-issue, but to others(like me) it is.
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    What is your budget? How low do you want it? Many options out there some are just way better then others. ridetech and No-Limits are both bolt on and great options. If you want to autocross and run it low with wide tires I can get you all the info you need for a parts list.
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    Older generation Blazer suspension question

    Unfortunately the 70 Blazer was sold before I was able to buy it. Those 2wd blazers are rare and it went fast :(

    I'm pretty bummed about it

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    That sucks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offlimts502 View Post
    Unfortunately the 70 Blazer was sold before I was able to buy it. Those 2wd blazers are rare and it went fast :(

    I'm pretty bummed about it
    check the Phoenix and Tucson CL a friend was selling a 2wd 69-72 blazer here in Tucson pm me if you need his #

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    PM sent

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    PM returned Terry thanks Paul