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Old 03-16-2005, 04:45 PM
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Hello,

I am about to purchase a 1969 C/10 Chevy Pickup. I am totally lost in the suspension world so I thought maybe I could get some help. What all needs to be done to drop the truck down from its stock stance. I am not talking about slamming it down really low, but maybe just 2 inches in the front and a little in the rear. Just trying to get the "right stance" or best look for it. Also, does anyone know of any upgrades that can be done to the stock suspension that won't cost thousands of dollars? Hope this isnt too vague. Thanks for any input.

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I have a 70 c10 which im planning to lower. There are five or six companies that offer lowering springs and they typically range from about 89 to 140 bucks a pair. There are three levels that are offered mostly 2" - 3" and 4".
You cant really use a 3-4" drop spring on the front suspension because it really screws up your suspension geometry but you can buy drop spindles for 240 from a lot of companies and they seem to work great. The spindles usually require you to swap to discs though so if your not interested in going that route stick to 2" front drop springs.
You can buy lowering blocks for your rearend depending on the suspension you have, coils or leafs.
I have been told also that any front end from eighties chev trucks will bolt right in which makes swapping to discs that much easier if you can find the parts. This also helps if your truck doesnt have a stock sway bar. I have been trying to find these parts at the local bone yard which would run about $150 for the complete front end.
I am going to purchase the cheap $89 coils for my truck to try, I cant remember the name of the company that sells them but if you want to know just post a reply.
hope this helps
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Hello, If you check out Classictruck.com and check out the tech section click on the little box in the line marked msgs. then check out sub fram or A frame wich to change. Hope that helps you. I plan to do it myself. I have 64 chevy short box.
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I found the link to the parts I mentioned, this site has pretty much anything you would want to buy as far as suspension parts go.

www.truckn.com

Im fairly new so dont know if I can post websites on here. So hope it works.
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