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Old 09-15-2009, 10:52 PM   #51
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Working, lowered, & on Ralleys . . ....
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:10 AM   #52
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

mine
a coil and 3 inches cut off the front springs, and the short, thick overload leaf and 2 other removed from the rear pack leaving 3 leafs
8 inch rallys with 235/75/15's
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it is under going some renovation at the moment
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #53
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can you give us some more specs on you truck? drop and tire size??
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:25 PM   #54
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Looks great, I like the black rallyes. I'd like to see your summer wheels(avatar).
Here they are 20X8.5
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #55
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

StepinNJ, What is you drop and back-spacing?
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #56
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can you give us some more specs on you truck? drop and tire size??
3" Bell Tech spindles
1-coil cut off OE V8 springs
1-ton 1.25" sway bar on Energy Suspension bushings
Gabriel replacement gas shocks w/owner fabbed upper relocation bracket
215-70-15 BFG's on 15x6.5" van ralleys
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:22 PM   #57
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Captain Thorough to the rescue!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:31 PM   #58
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

heres my old 85...
van ralleys on front and wide truck ralleys on the rear. i can remember the front tire size but the rear is a 275-60 drag radial.

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #59
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What was the setup on it?
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a 6/8 drop
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #61
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Here is a shot of mine.

It has a 2.5" spindle on the front with a Belltech 1" coil that I actually cut a 1/2 a coil off of, for a total of about 4.5"in the front. The rear is just a flip bracket that I made due to the '96 rearend swap.

I replaced the shocks in the front with Belltech Nitro Drop shocks and replaced a few bushing and the upper balljoints at the same time I installed the drop. After doing all of that, it actually rides a heck of a lot better than it did in stock trim.

It has 15x8" rallies w/ 255/70r15's which calculate out to about 29" tall and they do NOT rub at all. I have future plans for 18" wheels but no bigger because I tow a ski boat with it, and don't want to ruin the ride.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:50 PM   #62
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

^^ your truck sure looks sick buddy.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:05 PM   #63
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^^ your truck sure looks sick buddy.
Thanks, It's still a work in progress though. Gotta have that 5.3L
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:13 PM   #64
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Here is a shot of mine.

It has a 2.5" spindle on the front with a Belltech 1" coil that I actually cut a 1/2 a coil off of, for a total of about 4.5"in the front. The rear is just a flip bracket that I made due to the '96 rearend swap.

I replaced the shocks in the front with Belltech Nitro Drop shocks and replaced a few bushing and the upper balljoints at the same time I installed the drop. After doing all of that, it actually rides a heck of a lot better than it did in stock trim.

It has 15x8" rallies w/ 255/70r15's which calculate out to about 29" tall and they do NOT rub at all. I have future plans for 18" wheels but no bigger because I tow a ski boat with it, and don't want to ruin the ride.
man nlped, i know that you are a victom of the boss 338,but dude, the truck is super clean man. i think this looks perfect with these wheels. do you know what over all drop you have? i just got my wheel vintique vette stlyed rally's. i just ordered 2 15x8's because the 15x10''s for the rear where out of stock. i think i might go 8''s all around after seeing your setup. do you have anymore pics?
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #65
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

The measurement's when I started vs. when I finally finished the drop at the fenders works out to 4.5" front and 5.5" rear. I'm not totally convinced that I want to notch the rear frame because the rearend only hits the frame if I hit a hell of a bump, and I am still using the ORIGINAL rear shocks without relocators. Those are next .
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Nlped this is yet another fine example of a beautiful stock looking truck. That thing is beautiful! Got a few "right click save's" in that post.
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Thanks a lot John, I appreciate it!
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:51 PM   #68
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where is the cheapest place to buy the lowering kits? i was thinking of getting the 4/6.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:26 PM   #69
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comes with a c-notch
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A little more than 5/7.
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A little more than 5/7.
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where is the cheapest place to buy the lowering kits? i was thinking of getting the 4/6.
I pieced my drop together off of Ebay and managed to get the MgGaughy 2.5" spindles (so I wouldn't run into any rubbing issues with the factory 15" wheels), the Belltech 1" drop springs (I ended up pulling them back out and cutting a 1/2 a coil off to get it to sit how I wanted it), Belltech Nitro front shocks, and I built the flip bracket myself for the rearend out of an $8 piece of material and $25 labor at a machine shop up the road. My grand total for all the above mentioned parts was approximately $350. Just an fyi
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:10 AM   #74
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not the best pic for this topic but the red & white one is lowered on rallys
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here is a better one of it
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