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Old 05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
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Lowered 03 Chevy 1500 problems

My dad just got a new 03 Chevy 1500 truck that was lowered when he got it. But the problem is when we hit a bump it bottoms out on the middle and front skid plates. When measured the lowest part of the frame is 4 inches from the road. Its got 17's with low profile tires. Is there any way we can bring it up about 2-3 inches without replacing the new belltech system. Because we don't want to mess anything up and it bottoming out is really annoying. Any help would be greatly needed.

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you can put new shocks
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My dad just got a new 03 Chevy 1500 truck that was lowered when he got it. But the problem is when we hit a bump it bottoms out on the middle and front skid plates. When measured the lowest part of the frame is 4 inches from the road. Its got 17's with low profile tires. Is there any way we can bring it up about 2-3 inches without replacing the new belltech system. Because we don't want to mess anything up and it bottoming out is really annoying. Any help would be greatly needed.
When you say it is bottoming out on the skid plates, does that mean that it is a 4x?
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Lowered 03 Chevy 1500 problems

No its not a 4x it has factory skid plates welded into the frame at the front and back. Its like a skid plate but yet its part of the frame.
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:39 PM
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Its got 17's with low profile tires.
This is a clue... Just move back up to taller profile 17" tire and it wont change how the suspension is working... (as long as the wheel wells will allow it...?)
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