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Old 09-13-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Lowered 97 ext cab 2", bottoming issue

Hey guys,

A few weeks ago I installed the belltech lowering shackles on my 97 gmc. I really like the look to the truck, but, I now have a bottoming issue I cant seem to find. I'm worried its the shocks running out of travel. The passenger side shock looks like it has plenty of room, but the driver side looks to only have 3-4" left before bottom. Any suggestions on new shocks that would be the correct length?
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: Lowered 97 ext cab 2", bottoming issue

2" lowering with no weight in the bed is no different then a stock truck with weight out back going down the road. The stock shocks should not bottem out before the bumpstops hit.
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