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Old 05-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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Re: suspension upgrades for a '69 c10

The spindles are intended to lower your truck for the most part. They do offer some sort of handling improvement, as it is lowering your center of gravity. I would suggest, like N2Trux did, a mild drop using lowering springs. The weight of the BBC might get you lower, but you are still riding on old springs that weren't made with handling in mind. A good set of quality lowering springs, like Hotchkis, will improve and have been designed with different spring rates with handling in mind.

As for brakes, if you want to keep the 6-lug, Baer is your only option if considering a larger brake setup with aluminum style calipers, etc. They make a GT plus kit that is affordable, but keep in mind you have to use the CPP modular spindle to make these work. The stock or stock style drop spindle doesn't work with the Baer kits.

Overall, I think sway bars, 2" drop springs, 2" drop spindles, Baer brakes will give you a nice handling truck and much greater stopping power. A 4" drop on these truck are mild. Keep in mind that the 4" drop is from factory height, not from the height it may be now with sagging springs.

Let us know if we can help you out with what your trying to achieve. We do carry all brands mentioned above, including Ridetech.

- Travis
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