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Old 09-09-2013, 05:38 PM   #376
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

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Ok I'm really a noob when it comes to lowering my 1970 c10. What is exactly a static drop? I would like to lower my truck and some one suggested a 5'' up front and a 6'' in the rear. They said it would get the truck low and level, front and back. Could I do a 2.5'' spindle with a 2'' coil up front, if there are 2'' coil available. and I know there are rear kits for the 6'' drop. I also plan on converting the 6 lug set up in the rear to 5 on 5. I've searched all over the threads, but some of the information got me a little confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Take a look at the pictures on the previous page (and this thread for that matter) before you decide to go with one person's suggestion. You'll need to consider a lot of things before just dropping your truck. First and foremost, what do you want to do with it? Are you planning on using it as a truck (loading things in the bed, towing, etc.), a daily driver (how bad are your roads?) a cruiser (how comfortable do you want your ride?) or just a show truck? If you're at all concerned about ride quality and bad roads, I personally wouldn't do a 5" front drop, but that's me. Remember, the ride gets rougher the lower you go with a pure coil spring drop. If you do a 2.5" spindle and a 2" spring (4.5" drop) it will ride smoother than a 4" or 5" coil only drop.

As for the rear, a 5" to 6" drop is max without having to do some sort of frame modification. Some people will tell you 5" and others say 6". Certain companies sell springs that say they are both a 5" drop but one sits lower than the other, so be careful if you go straight for a 6" coil... do some research. I've seen a couple comparisons between CPP and ECE drop kits, but I don't remember who's springs sit lower or higher.

I changed my rear coils from a 5" coil to a 3" coil and a 2" block, just to get a more comfortable ride. The 5" coil was really rough on these Houston area roads. My back thanks me for that swap too. I have a stock frame and I intend to use the truck as a cruiser with occasional truck duties.

Regardless of what you do, enjoy the truck and good luck.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #377
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

Thats the stance I'm looking for. Can you tell me please, what you did to achieve it?

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:54 PM   #378
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

My truck or someone else?
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:02 AM   #379
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Tork your truck is awesome bro, love the flippen Patina...

Tell me are you running CPP 3/5 with disk brakes and spindles as well?
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #380
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Thanks for the compliment!

Only suspension work done is 3" CPP springs in front and 5" Cpp sprinsg in the back. It's a 72 so it has factory discs in front. Factory spindles and shocks. The ride is nearly stock if not marginally a tad stiffer. Much better in turns and no more leaning. I ordered from Summit and paid around 200 for F and R.

A good tire size helps to fill the fender gap. Im running 205/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:24 AM   #381
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Thanks for the compliment!

Only suspension work done is 3" CPP springs in front and 5" Cpp sprinsg in the back. It's a 72 so it has factory discs in front. Factory spindles and shocks. The ride is nearly stock if not marginally a tad stiffer. Much better in turns and no more leaning. I ordered from Summit and paid around 200 for F and R.

A good tire size helps to fill the fender gap. Im running 205/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear.
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I have a 70 model truck so drums .... and I am saving up to order the disc brake conversion from the states but shipping is a killer at the moment. I want to order spindles too.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #382
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Nice longbed,...
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #383
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Very nice.. now how about some pics of what you've don to it?
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #384
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Very nice.. now how about some pics of what you've don to it?
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It's not mine,...
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Sorry, better learn how to read I guess... Still nice......
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #386
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Here is mine.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:20 PM   #387
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shout out to Porter Built control arms too
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #388
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Here is mine.
You got more pics? I love your truck! Very creative parking next to the motorhome.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #389
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shout out to Porter Built control arms too
Whoa! Thems some BIG rally wheels! Cool!
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #390
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Can I get some specs on the tires and wheels? Sizes and backspaces, etc. love the overall look!!

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Front 20x8.5 and 245/40/20
Rear 20x15 and 31.18 20
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:09 PM   #392
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Awesome! Love the wheels.
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Thanks that picture is part of the "long haul" going by the Motorhome and getting a picture. It is pretty cool. Yea I have more and will look around for them.
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Love the stance, can you tell us what you did to get that low?

Thanks.... Cool truck.........
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #396
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Heres my static 72 custom/10
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That's NICE! from Texas!
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Heres my static 72 custom/10
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Thanks guys!! Appreciate the compliments. Still have things to change but finally got the stance I was looking for.
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Love that you put gas in it where the Lord intended. Peel them chrome thingies off the doors and get the exhaust tucked. Its the truck that a lot of us on here dream of!
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