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Old 09-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #76
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

these are all nice pics of trucks! could everyone write what spring size and such they used please
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:02 AM   #77
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man that first gray truck is bad a** what tire size and drop are you running??
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:46 PM   #78
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StepinNJ, What is you drop and back-spacing?
Drop is 2.5/4 spindle/shackle with stock springs and backspacing is 5.238 on a 20 X 8.5 rim with 275-45-tires all around. I do use a rear spacer for the 20's so the rear wheel comes out even with the front. I don't like the narrow rear look with the 20's. With winter(stock) wheels I don't use a spacer.

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Old 09-24-2009, 10:53 PM   #79
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Drop is 2.5/4 spindle/shackle with stock springs and backspacing is 5.238 on a 20 X 8.5 rim with 275-45-tires all around. I do use a rear spacer for the 20's so the rear wheel comes out even with the front. I don't like the narrow rear look with the 20's. With winter(stock) wheels I don't use a spacer.

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cool, thanks Dave!
How thick is the spacer?
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #80
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cool, thanks Dave!
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One inch.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:02 PM   #81
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:08 PM   #82
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man that first gray truck is bad a** what tire size and drop are you running??
The gray truck has 3" DJM Springs, and Belltech shackles and hangers for a 4" drop in the rear. 275/60 all around
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #83
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i would like to find one like that yellow & white one!!! nice trucks!
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #84
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Here's my '87 that I lowered 5/6 with spindles, springs (cut) and flip/c-notch. This picture was the day I lowered it. I have since changed the tires to 255/60 fronts and 275/60 rears which greatly improved her looks.

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #85
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Here's my '87 that I lowered 5/6 with spindles, springs (cut) and flip/c-notch. This picture was the day I lowered it. I have since changed the tires to 255/60 fronts and 275/60 rears which greatly improved her looks.

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do you have any pictures of your truck with those wheels now? i have the same drop and i am contemplating getting that same size.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #86
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

have any one cut a spring or a half and didnt get a alignment?
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:52 PM   #87
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Here is mine since I did the clip swap. My daughter with it after gymnastics. I kinda feel like a pic whore tonight.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:22 AM   #88
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i dig this truck!!! Cool pics!
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Yeah Scoti's truck is nice. Looks good with the torque thrusts on it too.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:02 PM   #90
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Thanks, I'll pass on the message. I'm trying to get him to change the grille to an 85-86 or the 89-91 sub front end. I don't like the repro LMC one he has. Thanks again.
regarding this aftermarket LMC grille.



I've got an 87 c10.. and have been looking for that exact grill..

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cc/full.aspx?Page=67

But that LMC duplicate doesn't appear for 85-87, is that the one listed for 81-82? (models 68/69) ? If so, did it fit the 85 without an issue, can I expect it will fit my 87?

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:20 AM   #91
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They only list it as an 81-82 grill because that is the grill those model years had. You can use it on the 83-87 trucks, but I think the bottom mount holes don't line up. It's an easy fix though.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #92
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Nice trucks, I've been thinking about getting a set of Vette chrome rallies for my truck to swap out once in a while. Let me know if anyone out here has a set for a good deal.. 15x8, and 15x10 PLEASE.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:58 AM   #93
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

To mount the 81-82 grille on an 83-87 truck you will have to get the lower grille panel for a 81-82. They have them at lmc too pg. 42. The top mounts are the same. We didn't have that issue with the blue truck, it's an 82. Oh, the headlight surrounds are different too. Good luck.
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To mount the 81-82 grille on an 83-87 truck you will have to get the lower grille panel for a 81-82. They have them at lmc too pg. 42. The top mounts are the same. We didn't have that issue with the blue truck, it's an 82. Oh, the headlight surrounds are different too. Good luck.
I ordered an alluminum Billet grille for my 87 that should be here Today, but I really prefer that 81/82 grille and did not know I might be able to use it.. I wonder if I can get around the issue without buying (and having to paint) another piece.

As for the headlight bezels/s, the 87s are very similar except for that thing in the middle.. I painted mine black anyways. I wonder if the 87 bezels will work with the 81 grille beyond a difference in the final look.

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:29 PM   #95
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they will work in my option the 85-87 head light bezels only look good with the 85-87 grille or a custom grille
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Heres mine is lowered 4.5 in the front and 6 in the back with 90's silverado stocks
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looks good with the newer rims.my dad had them on his gmc taho
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Heres mine is lowered 4.5 in the front and 6 in the back with 90's silverado stocks
any pics from the rear?
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It's a nice looking truck.
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Here's one from the rear not that good though
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