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Just bought new (Old) GMC Jimmy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RJB44, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. RJB44

    RJB44 1/2 ton status

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    Picked up 91 GMC Jimmy the other day. Within the last six weeks, the previous owner added a 4 Inch lift with 35 inch 12.50 terra grapplers. If I dropped the tire size to a 33 inch, what would be my overall drop? Would I get almost two inches lower? Also, will the suspension typically soften with time, very stiff right now. As it "breaks in" will it also contribute to a slightly lower hieght? I guess i am trying to fins out how to drop it anywhere from one to two inches without actually removing the lift (BTW .. it's all springs) ordoing any major suspension mods?

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  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    You'll only lose 1" switching from a 35" tire to a 33" ... yes, it's 2" (nominally) diameter, but only one of those is below the spring line, i.e. the axles :)

    Springs do break in, but typically over a length of years. Lift springs from different brand ride different, but many are awful stiff, yes.

    Only way to shrink it right is gonna be to change springs.

    -- A
     
  3. Leper

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    Remember that a 35" tire isn't always 35" tall. Same for a 33".
     

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