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Old 08-05-2019, 09:45 AM   #1
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1988-1998 C1500 Lowered Suspension System

New high-performance coilover and air ride suspension for 88-98 C1500. The highlight of the system is a Wishbone rear suspension that works with two lower links to control rear suspension movement. The Wishbone attaches to a custom bolt-on tubular rear crossmember/C-notch. Ride quality and handling are significantly improved as compared to leaf springs or anything else on the market. It's that good.
This is a complete, fully-adjustable conversion system with tubular A-arms, custom-tuned HQ Series coilovers, and a MUSCLEbarô front sway bar. You can tweak shock dampening and ride height to your liking. The air suspension setup is a little different with separate air springs/shocks up front due to packaging.

Read the article and watch the video: https://www.ridetech.com/info/muscle...c1500-pickups/



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Old 08-05-2019, 12:22 PM   #2
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Re: 1988-1998 C1500 Lowered Suspension System

hopefully you will offer it in a modular form...

i would love the following...
front upper/lower control arms, muscle bar...currently running a shock wave up front (yes you read that correctly), have been for 10 yrs.

rear cross member and wish bone...currently running KP 6 link, but want to ditch the panhard for full exhaust clearance out both sides

possibly add a matching fox rear shock to my current setup.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:52 PM   #3
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Re: 1988-1998 C1500 Lowered Suspension System

Truck stance looks pretty good. Thanks for the link.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:32 AM   #4
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Re: 1988-1998 C1500 Lowered Suspension System

So in terms of dropped stance, how much in inches is the drop. Is it like a 4/6 drop? I get you have adjustability from the coilovers, but Iím curious on how much drop you can obtain. Iím at a 4/8 drop, so would this system even allow you to get that low in the rear?
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Re: 1988-1998 C1500 Lowered Suspension System

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So in terms of dropped stance, how much in inches is the drop. Is it like a 4/6 drop? I get you have adjustability from the coilovers, but Iím curious on how much drop you can obtain. Iím at a 4/8 drop, so would this system even allow you to get that low in the rear?
It's a 4/6 drop. Since these old trucks start out at different ride heights, we prefer to state where the wheel arch heights end up with a given wheel/tire package. We'll get those measurements and reply here. Obviously a taller wheel and tire will raise that measurement.

If you want to go the euqivalent of an 8" drop for looks, but still have towing capacity and proper compression travel, our air ride system with rear Shockwaves is probably the best way to go. You'll get all that plus full performance at 4/6 drop.

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Old 08-06-2019, 02:34 PM   #6
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Re: 1988-1998 C1500 Lowered Suspension System

Two questions for you:

1) The choice of using Delrin, was RT aware Delrin essentially destroyed Simplex's business because they opted to use Delrin in their mechanical bike parts, within years it would become brittle, crumble, and break? Curious what measures RT took to ensure longevity in the Delrin used for this application, why it would last longer, and if the same warranty as offered on the shocks will apply to the Delrin sleeves and joints.

2) What are we looking at MSRP-wise for a full buy-in as installed on the red test truck, $2800-$3200 range?
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