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Old 10-10-2018, 10:49 PM   #826
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Re: S10 Swap how to

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that is with 2' drop spindles and 3' front drop springs
toss the code 504 kit and follow my instructions, you'll be happy that you did.

once you cut the cab brackets nothing else will fit. everything is based off that cab to frame height. IMHO nothing looks right on a finished truck with one of those kits, the gaps are all wrong. if you read this thread from the beginning you'll see step by step instructions with diagrams and measurements. if you can cut down 504 brackets, you can do this!
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:00 PM   #827
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Re: S10 Swap how to

Working on lowering my front end. I cut 1" of height off the S10 front coil springs to get 2" of drop. What is the most that can be cut off before things start getting strange? I'm hoping to avoid buying drop spindles and get all my lowering out of shortening the springs.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:42 PM   #828
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thanks skymangs started looking at your build on page 8 will continue tomorrow
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:29 AM   #829
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with the code 504 kit befor cutting kit the running boards were 9'' of ground hade 2' above front tire way to high by cutting cab mounts 3' bring running boards 5'' of ground

something is not adding up, and its not just your math (9" - 3" cut = 5"?) also, what tires are you running? if you have a 235/75/15 on it thats a 29.5" tall tire!

the code 504 kit is made to put the running boards about an inch below the frame. you said you changed out the front coils for lowering springs so that means you probably dont have Z85 springs (the high ride springs) in there any more. skymangs brackets with stock s10 bushings put the running boards in almost the same spot. also, the interference you are having with the radiator after cutting confirms that the code 504 kit is roughly the same height as skymangs lowered brackets.

a lot of guys see the cab on the frame and it LOOKS really tall, but its not actually. let me tell you from experience, skymangs lowered mounts with a 2" spring and 2" drop spindle puts the running boards about 3.5" off the ground, and that having the running boards 3.5" off the ground lets the front bumper scrub the crown in the road! this is all with plenty of clearance for a 19x22 rad. you are saying with 3" more out of the kit, and 5" of front drop you are still at 5", I say impossible. that would be almost flat on the ground.

do you have the motor in? trans? front clip on? running boards on? bed? because if you just have the cab on the frame its going to look a mile high.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:18 AM   #830
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Re: S10 Swap how to

I 100% agree with joedoh. the math is just not adding up (math is hard). I can tell you that my version 2 brackets with stock springs, 2" drop spindles, and 2"' blocks in the rear will net you the forward edge of the boards 5" off the ground. do not doubt me on this! I've built hundreds! and stay away from dropped springs and cut coils. with dropped spindles you still get full suspension travel. dropped springs and cut coils ride like $hit anyway!
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:19 PM   #831
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Re: S10 Swap how to

Question for you guys. I browsed the thread for awhile and couldn't find what I was looking for.

I used SKYMANGS cab mount design and everything bolted up. I was wondering what the cab height off the frame should be both front and back. I'm not sure if it should be level or what, but if someone could provide me those measurements, I'm sure it will make putting the rest of the body together much easier. Also, let me know to what point on the cab you measure to. As we all know, pictures are worth a 1000 hours of work.....

Thanks in adavnce!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:24 PM   #832
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Re: S10 Swap how to

the mounts give the height in their dimensions, just add the inch of the body mount to it. so if you use his version 2 brackets for example, the front mount is 3 1/4 tall off the frame plus the inch for the bushing, so 4 1/4. in the back its 4" tall, plus the inch is 5". the height difference is because the front has an underfloor brace that the body bushing will mount to, but the rear does not (on shackle mount cabs you have to trim the floor support to get the body bushing to mount flat

so the flat of the AD floor should be 5" off the flat part of the frame, the front section of the frame takes a ~1/2" dip
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