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Old 03-21-2018, 11:37 PM   #801
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awesome truck. Can you please share the size rims, tires and backspacing? Love to duplicate this look on my 68
Thanks! Not sure of the back spacing. I bought them used boss 338's. Pretty sure they come in a standard size. 255/35/20 and 295/40/20
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:01 PM   #802
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Here's mine with a 5.5/7 and 20's
you have inner fender wells still?
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:05 PM   #803
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I was wondering too since I'm at 5 in the rear and it is sitting pretty low with springs. Not sure if there is a difference due to the bed. Haven't looked lately at the axle spacing underneath.

you have fender wells still?
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:29 PM   #804
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:30 AM   #805
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you have inner fender wells still?
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you have fender wells still?
It is possible to run at this height with inner fenders, but you will rub on big bumps/dips
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:31 AM   #806
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you have fender wells still?
Yes I do, I'm down to 5 7 now
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #807
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

Any of you guys running a 4/6 drop have issues with hitting the stops? My shop is saying if I go over a 2/3 drop on my '70 c10 longbox I am going to have issues of hitting, and a 2/3 drop in my opinion does nothing for the stance. I don't want to notch the frame if I can avoid it. A whole lot of nice looking rides on here!!!
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:41 PM   #808
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I had a 3.5/5 before going with air and would notice the rear would hit the cut down bump stops on a large bump, but nothing too bad (no notch). I'd imagine you'd be hitting the bump stops pretty regular with a 6" rear drop. But that will also depend on the company you buy the springs from. Some companies will advertise a drop based on out-of-the-box height while others will advertise their drop based on a settled suspension which can take months to get there. I don't know which companies drop is out-of-the-box vs. settled though, so good luck.

I wouldn't imagine a long bed would make much difference on the drop, but I doubt a 3" or even a 4" drop would be a problem with bump stops.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:32 PM   #809
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It also depends on spring rates. One company's 5" spring might have a lower spring rate to allow it to compress more than another company's 6" spring that has a higher spring rate when hitting bumps, or being loaded down.

That being said, my only experience with drop springs has been with Early Classic's 6" drop springs for the rear. I cut down my bump stops with no notch and never bottomed out unless it was loaded down and I was driving like an @ss. I did add 2" lowering blocks later with a CPP bolt-in notch and it was even better then.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:40 PM   #810
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:00 PM   #811
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I have to say there are some great looking trucks on here, it has my head spinning on which direction I want to go now haha. Getting ready to lower my 66. Are there any drop spindles that will enable me to keep my drum brakes? Everything I find requires a disc conversion. Iím looking to do a 4/5. Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:38 AM   #812
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I have to say there are some great looking trucks on here, it has my head spinning on which direction I want to go now haha. Getting ready to lower my 66. Are there any drop spindles that will enable me to keep my drum brakes? Everything I find requires a disc conversion. Iím looking to do a 4/5. Thanks!

There aren't any drop spindles for drum brakes. Why not just make the disc brake swap?
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There aren't any drop spindles for drum brakes. Why not just make the disc brake swap?
Well I would love to, but the lack of money holds me back. Also it really sucks since Iíve already put everything new on the front suspension, drums, wheel cylinders, pads, ball joints, tie rod ends, master cylinder, all new lines, etc. Iíve been doing some research and I think I just might do a spring kit, shocks, shock relocating brackets and sway bar for now.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:22 PM   #814
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'71 work in progress. Currently at 4.5/7 drop with spindles/springs/blocks/shock relocation. Once I get new wheels and tires I have shorter springs for a 5.5/7 drop. It needs to have the driveshaft shortened a bit before I can get it back on the road.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:55 PM   #815
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I call her Brick

I've got new shocks, springs, and away bars going on tomorrow, all around.
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:01 PM   #822
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For the guys running 4"/6" or 5"/7+" how do they actually ride? Please be honest. I just picked up a '66 Suburban and I am really torn on Static or Air suspension. I want to be able to travel.

I'm considering a 2.5"spindle with 2" spring and then 6" spring out back so I can use a block if it needs to go to 7" to level it out. Obviously a notch and shock relocators and good shocks.

Or just Bag it

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For the guys running 4"/6" or 5"/7+" how do they actually ride? Please be honest. I just picked up a '66 Suburban and I am really torn on Static or Air suspension. I want to be able to travel.

I'm considering a 2.5"spindle with 2" spring and then 6" spring out back so I can use a block if it needs to go to 7" to level it out. Obviously a notch and shock relocators and good shocks.

Or just Bag it

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Just bag it, adjustable is the way to go for different terrain and loading on a trailer if needed
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For the guys running 4"/6" or 5"/7+" how do they actually ride? Please be honest. I just picked up a '66 Suburban and I am really torn on Static or Air suspension. I want to be able to travel.

I'm considering a 2.5"spindle with 2" spring and then 6" spring out back so I can use a block if it needs to go to 7" to level it out. Obviously a notch and shock relocators and good shocks.

Or just Bag it

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Just bag it, adjustable is the way to go for different terrain and loading on a trailer if needed

When you get past 4/6 static drops using OE geometry/pick-up points, the driving experience diminishes quickly.

4/6 is usually the most you should drop for mostly trouble free driving. Once you pass that mark, those lower control arm pivot points (& bottom of the front x-member) get real close to mother earth. The lower they are, the closer you need to pay attention to the bumps & dips in the road surface.

Air can offer better ride quality & definitely offers adjustability as mentioned. But air alone doesn't improve ride quality if you're bottoming out unless you're adjusting it. Set the ride up w/proper clearance & either choice works well.

I drive my stuff low (5/7 or more). With no mods, it does suck on crappy roads. Static or air doesn't make a difference if you're bottoming out. To make it better, I use a modified factory or aftermarket raised front x-member. It allows for the more aggressive drop I like while provide additional ground clearance. The additional ground clearance is only part of it though. Once you have the aggressive drop w/a modified or raised x-member, you now will most likely need some raised fender wells so the tires don't constantly buzz.

Same for the rear.... C-sections provide some clearance but not much. They also can impact using a truck as a truck to some degree. Usually w/C-sections the differential gets closer to the flooring & can hit on the 5/7 drops. That can also be remedied... w/more work. Target a minimum of 3" clearance to your bump-stop @ the lowest point of rear suspension travel on the road for trouble free driving.

How low w/a good ride is impacted by how much will you modify.
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:50 PM   #825
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For the guys running 4"/6" or 5"/7+" how do they actually ride? Please be honest. I just picked up a '66 Suburban and I am really torn on Static or Air suspension. I want to be able to travel.

I'm considering a 2.5"spindle with 2" spring and then 6" spring out back so I can use a block if it needs to go to 7" to level it out. Obviously a notch and shock relocators and good shocks.

Or just Bag it

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I think 4 6 isn't bad on yours. I use to have a 66 c10 with that drop. Currently have a 69 5.5 7 drop. You don't want to drive it everyday. You have to watch out for potholes and dips etc. For me you can't beat the look lol.
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