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Old 05-15-2016, 07:31 PM   #201
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Here's my 91, I'd like to get another front valence and 15x10 wheels for the rear. I'd also like to swap the old 4.3 for a newer 5.3 but that's a ways off still.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:37 AM   #202
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Re: Show lowered 88-98 trucks

Got my blue 98 lowered down more now... much happier with it!
5/6 with all Western Chassis parts.

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Old 05-16-2016, 10:08 AM   #203
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Just bought this.

94 350 Auto 2" 4" drop.

Welcome to the group! Looks like a good one to start with.

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Here's my 91, I'd like to get another front valence and 15x10 wheels for the rear. I'd also like to swap the old 4.3 for a newer 5.3 but that's a ways off still.
Cool; Sounds like some good plans you have for it.

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Got my blue 98 lowered down more now... much happier with it!
5/6 with all Western Chassis parts.
Very nice & clean!
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:47 AM   #204
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Re: Show lowered 88-98 trucks

So many nice trucks in this thread...but for my taste, the two Justins have my favorites. JWall's indigo 98, and Justin36's black 98. So simple, so clean, so perfect. Here's mine - same idea, but just a 3"/4" drop, so not as low:

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Old 05-16-2016, 02:02 PM   #205
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So many nice trucks in this thread...but for my taste, the two Justins have my favorites. JWall's indigo 98, and Justin36's black 98. So simple, so clean, so perfect. Here's mine - same idea, but just a 3"/4" drop, so not as low:

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Great looking truck as well!
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #206
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So many nice trucks in this thread...but for my taste, the two Justins have my favorites. JWall's indigo 98, and Justin36's black 98. So simple, so clean, so perfect. Here's mine - same idea, but just a 3"/4" drop, so not as low:

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This truck is awesome! Really like the White.

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Old 06-06-2016, 03:19 PM   #207
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Here's some updated pics...





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Old 06-08-2016, 08:14 PM   #208
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1995 5.7 Silverado pkg, Belltech; spindles, springs, mini notch, etc, 230k miles on it all.. It was lowered when I bought it in '04, I've always assumed 4/6, maybe 5/6-7? I can't run stock 235/75R15, these 215/75R15's whitewalls/steelies are as tall as I can go w/out rubbing inner fenders, they came with my '72 Beauville/Sportvan and are just temps until I decide what's next, It'll be rally wheels or 15" Centerlines. I've always ran the 5-star stocks or steelies. It looked near mint when I got it, but I lost interest in keeping it immaculate when the factory white started falling off about 6 years ago, so the top half is spray bombed, it's a little beat up from getting passed around the family as a loaner(something I'll NEVER do again). I just removed the "silverado" strips, but I miss them and will probably order more to have ready when she finally gets a respray in a couple years (I have several projects). I'll never sell it..

I've always wanted to bag it, but photoshop will have to do until I come up on a dually..
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:34 AM   #209
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Here's mine I just did a djm 4/6 drop. Not to happy with the back having issues
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:46 AM   #210
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Here's mine I just did a djm 4/6 drop. Not to happy with the back having issues
Looks clean! What issues are you having?
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Pics:
'66 C-10 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjHWD4h9
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1993 Chevy S-10 ext. cab, 4.3L, 4/5 drop (Sold)
1993 Chevy C-1500 short/step Retro-Rod (Sold)
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:45 PM   #211
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Thanks man, Just bottoming out, shocks don't seem to be fully extending out, and I believe I might have installed the lead spring backwards. Left rear tire is more to the back while the right rear tire is up the front
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:05 PM   #212
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Did you install shock extenders and drop shocks?
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:06 PM   #213
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Yes I did and I moved my extenders as far down possible. I had them All the way up and the shocks completely bottomed out
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:46 PM   #214
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Got my blue 98 lowered down more now... much happier with it!

5/6 with all Western Chassis parts.

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Nice stance and clean truck!

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Old 08-08-2016, 08:52 PM   #215
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When I brought it home...

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Just joined today and ran across this....I'm from the Amory as well. Love your truck, I've seen it around town. What size tires and wheels are you running?
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:34 AM   #216
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Does anyone know what wheels these are?
Looks like Intro Vrod, but not sure.


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Old 08-26-2016, 03:30 PM   #217
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Just joined today and ran across this....I'm from the Amory as well. Love your truck, I've seen it around town. What size tires and wheels are you running?
20" front 22" rear. Don't remember tire size, but there to small of a tire.
Truck needs bigger tires, I plan on changing it soon.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:43 PM   #218
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My sons new to him 96.. Not low enough yet but it's a start.

Brand new long block and rebuilt trans.
New wheels and tires, and a 2/4 drop

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Old 09-03-2016, 12:00 AM   #220
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My '90 454SS. 4/6 for now with 20x8.5F and 20x10R. Procharged 454 with ProM injection and T56 trans.

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What rear disc set-up are you running?
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:39 PM   #221
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What rear disc set-up are you running?
It is Impala SS rear disc. No E-brake. Working on a hydraulic parking brake just for short stops.

More recent pic with my kiddo out at Barber Motorsports.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:41 PM   #222
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:03 PM   #223
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88 step side. Lowered 3/4, 15x8 wheels, 255/70 tires.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:55 PM   #224
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It is Impala SS rear disc. No E-brake. Working on a hydraulic parking brake just for short stops.

More recent pic with my kiddo out at Barber Motorsports.
Do you have a build thread somewhere? I'm wanting to install a t56 in my 97 Sierra and looking for advise.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:44 PM   #225
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Do you have a build thread somewhere? I'm wanting to install a t56 in my 97 Sierra and looking for advise.

I don't have a build thread. Wish I would have done one. I learned a lot from this site about the swap.

http://www.gmtruckcentral.com/articles/t56.html

I think for the small blocks it is a lot easier than for the big block. The hardest things to find were the clutch/brake pedal and a steering column for a manual.

For my truck it definitely made it more drivable than it was with the TH400. Haven't been able to drive it a lot yet as I'm trying to solve a boost leak but I'm hoping I can get between 15-20mpg cruising with the new setup. Before it was 8mpg no matter how I drove it.
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