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Old 10-31-2012, 02:40 PM
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Want to Lower 1984 silverado

i have an 84 silverado. i want to lower it. the rearend sits under the rear leaf springs. is it safe to put it on top of the springs, and are there kits avialable to do this?

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Yes there is they call them flip kits although i just buy perches center the axle set pinion angle weld it on cut the old perch off and put it back together
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For an '84 Chevy truck, I would strongly suggest Bell Tech or DJM, as they both make great components. Look over their websites or catalogs, determine how much drop you want, and then go for it. You should always get an alignment after lowering a vehicle. You should also learn how to drive a lowered vehicle... much of that is simply by doing. But, after awhile, you'll learn how to cross railroad tracks and enter driveways without scraping, but still have your truck to "sit right."

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i have an 84 silverado. i want to lower it. the rearend sits under the rear leaf springs. is it safe to put it on top of the springs, and are there kits avialable to do this?
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your front end is basicly the same as chevy trcks all the way back to the mid 60's
2-3" drop springs are the norm..
I'd use drop spindles. and then a 1" or 2" drop spring..
the rear.. you can use a flip kit. to drop the rear 3-4" and then chackles if you want to go a little lower..
I'm guessing we are talking 2wd not a 4x4..
your truck 1973-87 front end is the same..(72 back the a arms are in different type bushings and you different rotors..spindles..
it shouldn't be all that hard to find drop spindles used.. as a lot of people have moved to air bags and now have these static drop parts sitting. for sale..
others use drop a arms.. that basicly lowers the spring pocket in the arm.. and leaves that pocket low and easy to catch on stuff..
springs and flip kit will be the cheapest..
take to a good alinement shop about the pros and cons.. of the springs..
and everything else..
I don't like big drops with springs as it most times requires a lot of shims at the upper a arm shaft... and then they don't hold alingment for long..
good luck..
your truck.. many vendors make parts to drop it as low as you'd ever want.. from normal lowering to laid frame..
spindles allow you to keep the wheel travel. springs and drop arms don't..
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