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Old 05-19-2017, 06:38 PM   #51
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I'm waiting on my rear end to get back from getting narrowed, so I've been kind of stalled on progress, but I got the front end assembled and my front brakes mocked up. The Big Brake Kit from AZ Pro Performance is REALLY nice! It comes with everything to easily bolt them on to factory, or stock style dropped, spindles. Plus they're 14.5" front and rear and made be Baer Brakes!

I painted the power rack to match the A-arms too. It just looked out of place in that stock silver color.

The steering joints in the Choppin Block kit do not disapoint either. They're beautifully machined and hard anodized. Super tight tolerances on these parts too. I really like that you don't have to notch your frame for the steering too.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:25 PM   #52
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Man, those are some beefy lookin rotors. Nice and thick. The whole kit you're using looks good. Should be a sweet looking/handling truck. Rock on!
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The more I see of the Chopin Block front suspension, the more I am liking it.

Can you give your thoughts on it over some of the others out on the market today?
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The more I see of the Chopin Block front suspension, the more I am liking it.

Can you give your thoughts on it over some of the others out on the market today?
There were a couple of things that made me choose the Choppin Block kit.

I discussed the fact that I'd like to be able to track the truck and that I'll be daily driving it pretty hard with Vince at Choppin Block. He explained to me how much time they put into making the steering geometry perfect for the truck and the fact that they have some very cool computer programs to do so.

Pair that with the fact that they're the only ones offering a Torsion style front, and rear, sway bar that I've seen on a lot of cars and trucks specifically built for racing and I knew their kit would make my bagged truck handle amazingly.

The other factors for choosing this kit were the cammed bolts on the lower A-arms to adjust the caster/camber, rather than having to use shims on the upper arms like most do. Choppin Block went out of their way to make sure the engine and transmission stay as low as possible in the chassis. They only had to lift the engine roughly 3/4", rather than 2+" like others. The fact that you don't have to cut and notch your chassis to clear the steering was a big plus to me. It's cleaner and saves a lot of time. Lastly, all of their joints have zerk fittings and Delrin bushings, which in my experience with aftermarket suspension makes a BIG difference in longevity of the parts.
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