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Old 05-17-2017, 07:51 AM   #776
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

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Awesome before after photos. Looks like I have about 4 inches between the axle and frame with 5 inch springs only. So not sure if that is enough clearance with 2 inch blocks or not. Also I have 20's with 40 series tires. Your fender gap looks about the same. You might not have 5 in springs.





I have 3 inch's at the frame and about 29 to the bottom of the wheel well on 5 inch springs. Sorry the picts are bad dang phone sucks at picts.
I am glad they don't look underneath at shows. Mine is a driver and gets as many miles as I can on the weekends.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:18 AM   #777
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I have 3 inch's at the frame and about 29 to the bottom of the wheel well on 5 inch springs. Sorry the picts are bad dang phone sucks at picts.
I am glad they don't look underneath at shows. Mine is a driver and gets as many miles as I can on the weekends.
thanks for the info. I may be ok then with just blocks. I already have about 1 inch spacers on which are from my old shock brackets I put in there. Lol Once I take those out and put in the blocks I should be good. Now I'll need to get rid of this c notch kit I bought. Glad I don't have to do any cutting.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:33 AM   #778
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Uh oh spoke too soon. I just measured mine with a tape measure, I only have 2 inches now. With blocks I'll have about a half inch. Mator sure you have 5 inch springs?

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:02 AM   #779
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That's what I ordered but I never checked them. Just installed them. Are you sure you have 5 inch springs? LOL. My springs are 9 inch's compressed and installed roughly with the bed on. I measured that last night. Not easy to pull that but close enough for comparison.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:21 AM   #780
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That's what I ordered but I never checked them. Just installed them. Are you sure you have 5 inch springs? LOL. My springs are 9 inch's compressed and installed roughly with the bed on. I measured that last night. Not easy to pull that but close enough for comparison.
Lol, I'm pretty sure they are. I bought a 3 5 drop kit. One of us got the wrong spring lol. I will measure my springs installed when I get home. I would hope they are considering how close the axle is to the frame. I always thought I needed a c notch with a 7 inch drop. A friend of mine has smaller wheels with a 7 drop and he has about a half in clearance. But he is driving it like that lol.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:59 PM   #781
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That's what I ordered but I never checked them. Just installed them. Are you sure you have 5 inch springs? LOL. My springs are 9 inch's compressed and installed roughly with the bed on. I measured that last night. Not easy to pull that but close enough for comparison.
I just checked my springs and they measure 7 inches compressed. You may have 3 inch springs if your at 9. Don't think my bed would weight that much more.

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Old 05-18-2017, 07:58 AM   #782
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Well crap, you cant trust anyone. This is my first C10 I have ever lowered or built so I didn't even question what they sent me. Being it was almost 3 years ago I am not even sure who I bought them from anymore. I will double check my spring measurement again.
I am hoping to install mid length headers and then look at lowering more and will have to address it then. For now it sits the way its is . I like the stance now and I cant do much about complaining, I guess I should checked what was shipped better. Lesson learned the hard way.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:38 AM   #783
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

I've read (can't remember where since it's been so long ago) that there are different heights being sold as the same drop by different manufacturers. It would be like brand X selling a 5" drop spring that sits a bit higher than a brand Y spring. So just because you have a 5" drop spring, it's not necessarily going to be the same as the other guy's 5" drop spring.

Also, keep in mind that suspension settles over time, so a 5" drop spring that's been installed for a few years will be lower than a brand new 5" drop spring from the same company. It could be one manufacturer says the spring is a 5" drop when it's brand new (ultimately ending up with more drop) or the other guys say their spring is a 5" drop after the suspension settles in (starts out less than 5").
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:44 AM   #784
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Good point thank you.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:59 AM   #785
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

*edit* I posted a question but saw that it was answered a few posts above. I am in for the discussion, however, because I am interested in the measurements you guys are taking. I've been trying to find references for rear to frame, and spring compression measurements with drop springs. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:51 AM   #786
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*edit* I posted a question but saw that it was answered a few posts above. I am in for the discussion, however, because I am interested in the measurements you guys are taking. I've been trying to find references for rear to frame, and spring compression measurements with drop springs. Thanks!
Me too. Been trying to figure out what is in mine and cant find good reference.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:24 PM   #787
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

From the very little experience i have with designing my own custom suspension and doing research 4" of up travel is basically all any road going vehicle typically has. 4" is an industry standard basically. As long as your springs are the correct Spring Rate for your application and your shocks are good you should never bottom out with 4" of up travel. That being said i believe the diff will hit the bed floor before the axle hits the frame with the bump stop cut off. So watch out.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:05 PM   #788
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here is mine.
Nice ,I like it
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