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Old 01-12-2021, 03:14 PM   #1
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I've had a couple of threads asking questions for this truck. There was good & bad stuff when I first purchased it back in '17 & the bad stuff took some sorting. Once sorted (& since then) it's been completely reliable. Only maintenance since then was replacing the battery in '19 & annual oil changes.

That being said, it was a handful on the highway. Every freaking part under the front end was worn. I purchased new tires from the start but never put the fronts on as I didn't want them wearing funky & figured I'd rebuild things sooner rather than later. Well.... That didn't happen. When you can walk to work & don't travel, the worn out parts aren't causing an issue.

I've had the replacement parts on a shelf since Dec of '17 waiting. I was planning on a revised rear set-up so the front rebuild waited while I procrastinated. I used my Christmas break of 2020 to get things done & kept it simple for this round of tweaks......
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like a highly skilled Morrocan sword fighter with a Damascus Steel Scimitar.

Cubic inches is like Indiana Jones with a cheap pistol....
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:19 PM   #2
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Much better!
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Old 01-12-2021, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thank you sir.

5/7 drop
3" Belltech spindles, 1-coil sliced off of the OE springs, & Bilsteins.
OE 1.25" swap bar w/Billet frame pivots & poly bushings.

Belltech flip-kit, bolt-in C-notches w/additional reinforcement, & lower shock relocation brackets.
Western Chassis lift shackles & G-body Bilsteins w/a relocated pass side upper bracket so the shocks angles were the same (pass side was <45 angle after drop; driver side @ 58).

2" carrier bearing spacer & modified the bed floor brace over the rear end/c-notch reinforcements.

215/75-16's on 16x6's; 265/70-16's on 16x8" Wheel Vintique 62 Series 8-lug.

Existing tailpipes had to be cut off @ the muffler exit as they interfered w/the new rear end height. Picked-up a new 2.5" dual In/Out Dynomax Ultra Flow on Saturday to replace the Flowmaster. The noise level w/the pipes cut off is crazy loud @ highway speed.

Fixed the rear frame rail issues from the previous owner & working on installing the CURT Class V hitch stuff now. Going to attempt another Hidden Hitch set-up if it doesn't over complicate things...
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:40 PM   #4
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Diggin' it!! Funny you mention the exhaust, mine is lowered bout 4" and had the stock exhaust. I had to put a new intermediate pipes on, and when had those off noticed the rest was kinda hacked. Just put a Dynomax y-pipe on a Borla XR1 muffler. Took it for a spin, (LOUD, killer drone, not in good way lol but no pipe off muffler) and noticed it doesn't make as much noise. Apparently the stock exhaust was hitting somewhere back there, not anymore!!!
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:32 PM   #5
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Are you going with a stock rear bumper or a roll pan?

Thanks for the specs on all you did.
That saves answering a lot of questions.
Weird how the shock angles were different.
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:19 PM   #6
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Are you going with a stock rear bumper or a roll pan?

Thanks for the specs on all you did.
That saves answering a lot of questions.
Weird how the shock angles were different.
The bumper is already installed. The pics were straight from getting aligned. No license either in that pic....

I've been pulling the bumper brackets one side @ a time to tweak as needed for the hitch brackets.

Agreed on the difference between shock angle & bracket location difference. I just noticed the shock angles & was really surprised of the numbers.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:04 PM   #7
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I've never seen 3" spindles for an OBS. Only 2". Hated using 3" coils on my 98 to get the 5" drop but since 2" spindles were all I could find that was my only option.
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I've never seen 3" spindles for an OBS. Only 2". Hated using 3" coils on my 98 to get the 5" drop but since 2" spindles were all I could find that was my only option.
Maybe the 3 drop spindle is a 2500 (3/4-ton) truck thing.
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I've never seen 3" spindles for an OBS. Only 2". Hated using 3" coils on my 98 to get the 5" drop but since 2" spindles were all I could find that was my only option.
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Maybe the 3 drop spindle is a 2500 (3/4-ton) truck thing.
Correct... The OBS spindle from Belltech for 3/4 & 1-ton trucks is 3" of drop like the Squarebody trucks.
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