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Old 05-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Re: suspension upgrades for a '69 c10

Ryan there are several things that can be done to improve your ride and handling performance. Adding the weight a 454 to a LWB truck isn't productive in that direction, but lets look at what you can do to offset those problems.

The first thing you want to do is ensure that all of your suspension components are replaced with quality parts. Rebuild the front suspension and ad a sway bar if you don't have one. Your going to need quality shocks to control the added weight of the BBC, so consider some billet adjustables if you want to have the ability to tune the ride.

In the rear you should consider a sway bar too. Combine that with quality shocks and the ride will improve.

I know you prefer stock height, but you might look at a mild lowering job too. The lower center of gravity will help with handling too.
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