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I finally got the Ground Force Trailblazer springs (part number GRF-9953 at summitracing.com) installed. They fit perfectly and I used the difference in price from the listed SSR springs for upgraded speakers.

Schweeeeeet.

The drop is just enough to bring the fenders almost to the tires, front and rear. I spent about 2 1/2 hours in the front and 30 minutes in the rear. Moving the fuse block and the radiator fill tank was as hard as the actual spring install. I took the truck to the dealer for an alignment and they didn't have a problem putting it in spec.

I'll get some pictures soon, I hope.

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I just got mine installed today, although I went with the SSR P/N. IIRC others posted the TB springs gave a rougher ride, did you notice anything?

The SSR P/N rides just like stock and I couldn't be happier with the results. This is my 3rd lowered truck and by far the most successful as far as ride quality, handling, etc. Ground Force is just the best out there IMO and my installers say the same thing.
 

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Thanks for sharing about the #9953 springs.
I e-mailed, I called, but no one would tell me if the #9953s would go in the SSR.
I contacted the factory, and all they would say was to use the SSR springs, wouldn't answer the question about the #9953s.

I ended up with the SSR springs, it's only money. :thumbs
 

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Ride quality

The ride is as good or better than stock. I have also had lowered trucks previously and this is by far the best of them all. My wife, who could give a rat's patootie about any other car or truck (she said my old 69 Z28 RS was "nice"), said she likes the lowered look of her SSR. That's good enough for me.

My installer (Me!!) said he likes them, too. :reddevil

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I had the same experience as SA - called GF and they said "don't do it". Glad to hear they worked OK. I wonder if the other folks got the springs inverted somehow...

How'd you get those fronts on? You have a spring compressor at home or do you have your own shop like me?

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I have a strut spring compressor. I had bought it a few years ago when we lowered the Saturn wagon for my son.



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Hehe, I'd like to lower my wife's Saturn View, but my 3 year old would have a fit. He likes sitting up high in the back seat. He won't ride in anything but Mommy's car. Can't get him to even sit in the SSR....
 
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