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Old 01-20-2008, 01:31 PM
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I have a 1992 chevy sportside 1500 pickup. In the up coming months I plan to lower the front end 2 inches via dropped spindles. I have a couple questions. I went to summit racing and was looking over what they carry, I added my truck in, I did not add the engine size, so I looked at the dropped spindles. I then went back and added my engine which is a 4.3 V6, and it didnt list drop spindles, only dropped springs. I would go the drop spring route, but I dont want to make the ride any worse than it already is. The last vehicle I lowered with drop spindles still rode good. will lowered springs make the ride worse? My truck has 280,000 miles on it, so I figure the front coil springs are shot anyways, so if I go the drop spindle route I plan to replace them with Moog stocker replacements, I'll also replace the lower ball joints and sway bar bushings while I'm at it. The truck is still in great shape, and I just rebuilt the engine adding a better cam and intake system this last feb. I'll lower the rear with 4 inch drop shackles so it'll sit level, I already replaced all 4 shocks, as of now, the truck has somewhat of a rough ride, i'm guessing from worn out front springs, so since I gotta replace them anyways, should I go drop spindles or drop springs?

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Old 01-20-2008, 01:39 PM
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The best is to use drop spindles, maintains stock suspension geometry and travel.
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Drop spindles are the way to go.Then if you still want it lower you can cut your springs,but not a lot. Cut 1/2 coil at a time and for a decent ride not more than 2 coils total.
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Thanks guys for confirming what my gut already told me which was stick to spindles. Thanks again.
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