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Old 11-14-2018, 02:43 PM   #1
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Rear suspension differences c10 vs burb

On the verge of buying a ridetech coilover kit for my 73 burb. The kit is designed from the truck. We all know the front stuff is all the same. I'm told the rear is not. Doing some googling the lwb c10 frames are slight different lengths as well as shape. I'm wondering if the suspension is the same? If they are, I shouldnt have much of an issue locating the ride tech stuff but if for some reason its wildly different, I'll skip the ride tech 4 link and go a different route. I cant imagine gm would have changed it much. I dont have a c10 truck to compare.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:07 PM   #2
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Re: Rear suspension differences c10 vs burb

It's the actual frame that's different I think. Different spots where they raise for the bed n such.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:57 PM   #3
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It's the actual frame that's different I think. Different spots where they raise for the bed n such.

Thats what I've been seeing. I think I should still be able to locate the c notch and all that since all the suspension components look the same.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:56 AM   #4
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Re: Rear suspension differences c10 vs burb

If the frame height is the same (and it should be) only thing I can see an issue is doesn't the c-notch sit above the frame? If so could cause alignment issues with the body n such... I don't mess with lowered stuff though, I normally go the other direction lol
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:15 AM   #5
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If the frame height is the same (and it should be) only thing I can see an issue is doesn't the c-notch sit above the frame? If so could cause alignment issues with the body n such... I don't mess with lowered stuff though, I normally go the other direction lol
Do you mean the c notch way not slide over the frame?
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:37 AM   #6
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Re: Rear suspension differences c10 vs burb

One of the Ride Tech guys is on the board. I bet he would have a definitive answer for you, as far as if the kit will fit or not.
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One of the Ride Tech guys is on the board. I bet he would have a definitive answer for you, as far as if the kit will fit or not.
I called and spoke to one of the sales guys at ridetech yesterday. He couldnt tell me what I had to modify. He said it their kit is modeled off the truck and didnt want to tell me much more.

I get it, he didnt want to sell my 6 grand worth of parts and have me be pissed to,have to modify something
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