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Old 06-04-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Flip kit after 4" lowering kit?

I just picked up a 93 C1500 Sport and I wanted to lower it so I went with Belltech 2-3/4 lowering kit with the coil springs and I like the look but I think I want it lower, how can I put in a flip kit now that the springs have been lowered 4"? I assume a flip kit by itself gives you 6" and if it is already 4" with springs then 10" would be way too much. My original spring perches are a bit beat up from chiseling the rivets out and the truck came with 2" rear drop shackles so I do not have the factory ones.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: Flip kit after 4" lowering kit?

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I just picked up a 93 C1500 Sport and I wanted to lower it so I went with Belltech 2-3/4 lowering kit with the coil springs and I like the look but I think I want it lower, how can I put in a flip kit now that the springs have been lowered 4"? I assume a flip kit by itself gives you 6" and if it is already 4" with springs then 10" would be way too much. My original spring perches are a bit beat up from chiseling the rivets out and the truck came with 2" rear drop shackles so I do not have the factory ones.

Thanks for any input.
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You will need to buy new stock hangers (or spring perches) and stock shackles.
You can bolt the hangers on with grade 8 hardware similar to the lowering hangers. I took a 2/4 dropped truck down to 5/6 & used hangers from Rock Auto.
It should be a pretty simple part swapping process other than the c-notch need for the flip kit.

Are you planning on doing spindles up front at the same time to lower the front more too?
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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Re: Flip kit after 4" lowering kit?

Or buy lowering leafs to get the rear down and forget the flip kit.
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Re: Flip kit after 4" lowering kit?

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Ok that is what I figured I would need to do but just wanted to double check.

On the front I will be doing drop spindles but I haven't decided on which brand yet, whichever allows me to run my stock 15's until I figure out which 20" wheels and tires with what offsets I need. I know I have to grind some lower control arm away but I want ones that will allow me to grind the least away.

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