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Old 11-21-2017, 10:32 PM   #1
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Suspension and disc conversion kits

Having trouble trying to decide on a suspension and brake conversion kit. Just want to do it right the first time. Going to be daily driver, lowered 3.5/5 but handle well. Looking for recommendations on which kits ECE, MAGAUHYS, BROTHERS, CPP, not wanting break the bank...Thanks in advance
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:13 AM   #2
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

I went with ECE 2 1/2 spindles and 1 1/2 springs for the front. I wanted 2in springs but the guy that was helping me recomend 1 1/2 instead for a daily driver. He was right! I drive real hard But it hardly bottoms out Front snubbers cut in half. Rear coils swapped for 2500 lbs convoulted bags NO LIMIT shock relocators and panhard bar.Cheap monroe shocks but it rides and drives great. No info on brakes yet but planning on wilwood D52 calipers front and rear with CAPITIN FAB brackets for rear with awd astro van front calipers on rear.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:56 AM   #3
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I went with ECE 2 1/2 spindles and 1 1/2 springs for the front. I wanted 2in springs but the guy that was helping me recomend 1 1/2 instead for a daily driver. He was right! I drive real hard But it hardly bottoms out Front snubbers cut in half. Rear coils swapped for 2500 lbs convoulted bags NO LIMIT shock relocators and panhard bar.Cheap monroe shocks but it rides and drives great. No info on brakes yet but planning on wilwood D52 calipers front and rear with CAPITIN FAB brackets for rear with awd astro van front calipers on rear.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:26 PM   #5
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

I think the key is the drop spindle. ECE gets a lot of good recommendations.

The previous owner did a full 3 or 4 inch drop spring on the front of my truck. It rides horrible and has a nasty bumpsteer issue. He cut the bump stops (with what I assume was an axe or maybe a hatchet) I'm sure that the truck hits the bump stops frequently while driving

I plan on buying drop spindles and a 1" springs from ECE and all Moog parts to rebuild the front end. Then get an alignment to correct these problems.

For brakes, I converted to hydroboost with disc up front and drums in the rear. All rebuilt with factory parts from Rockauto.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:31 PM   #6
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

Thanks for your experiences, nice builds.
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:13 PM   #7
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

Narrowing it down to ECE or Maguahys...
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:43 PM   #8
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

ECE!!!!!! Just order the kit without the KYB shocks and get the correct lowered shocks. CPP sells some or get the Ridetech HQ shocks if budget allows.
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:10 PM   #9
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Thanks 68stepbed..
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:04 PM   #10
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I wonder about replacement parts in the future.er
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:36 PM   #11
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I wonder about replacement parts in the future.er
Another good reason to buy from ECE. All their stuff uses OE or off the shelf parts.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:42 PM   #12
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Fantastic experience with ECE I highly recommend!
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:06 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone ECE it is, thanks
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:14 AM   #14
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

Finally decided on ECE brake and suspension, but there website will not give me the shipping cost. So Iím unable to complete my order. Anyone else having trouble? Thanks
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:02 PM   #15
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Finally decided on ECE brake and suspension, but there website will not give me the shipping cost. So Iím unable to complete my order. Anyone else having trouble? Thanks
Call them tomorrow.
They might even give you a discount for their website error.
They have the best customer service.
Plus they can make sure you are getting everything you need.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:15 PM   #16
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Yea, planning on calling first thing tomorrow. Hopefully they can help. Thanks for the replies..
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:32 AM   #17
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If I'm not mistaken, they may even offer a discount for being a board member here.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:49 PM   #18
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

Called ECE and they were super friendly, ordered all my parts and I highly recommend them for c10 needs....Thanks Kirk
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:17 AM   #19
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:03 PM   #20
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

I have been putting off replacing my Drum Brakes with Disc as I tried to digest all the Information on this Site! I Finally pulled the Rope and Bought a MaGauhy's 6 lug Kit for my 64. It is the one that uses the stock Drum Brake Spindles. I went that way as I rebuilt the Complete Front End less than 1000 Miles ago. I got the Kit from Carid for $284.05 with a Coupon and Free Shipping. Nothing Fancy Cast Rotors and Rubber Brake lines. If anybody is interested the Kit # is 63157 and the SKU # 199418602. Haven't made my mind up on Master Cylinder set up yet.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:18 PM   #21
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:40 PM   #22
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Kirk,

So what did you end up buying?
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:47 PM   #23
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I bought the 6 lug disc conversion with 2 1/2” drop spindles and the 3.5/5 lowering kit with shock upgrade.. Jeff at ECE was very helpful.... Later Kirk
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Re: Suspension and disc conversion kits

Hi Kirk, Were you able to install the ECE kit and if so what were your overall impressions? any photos to show the before and after, as I am contemplating a drop as well, I just don't wasn't to slam the truck to the ground. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:55 PM   #25
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Project stalled out at the moment. Hopefully I can get back on it soon..
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