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Old 10-06-2009, 09:10 AM   #101
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:31 AM   #102
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:33 PM   #103
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this is my 86 sportin the 15's
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #104
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this is my 86 sportin the 15's
Nice truck, lets see somem ore pics
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:43 PM   #105
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I was looking for white walls when it was under primer but I dont think it would look good with the blue
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:45 PM   #106
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:50 PM   #107
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:27 PM   #108
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

my truck is stock height but where could i find some new centercaps or new bowties to go in the center of them?



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Old 11-22-2009, 11:29 PM   #109
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:43 PM   #110
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my truck is stock height but where could i find some new centercaps or new bowties to go in the center of them?


i got a set pm me
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #111
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Heres mine is lowered 4.5 in the front and 6 in the back with 90's silverado stocks
where did you the black trun lghts ?

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:51 AM   #113
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here are some of my new rallys
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:23 AM   #114
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:24 AM   #115
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:03 PM   #116
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did u have to do a cnotch ?
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #117
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:14 PM   #118
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

My standard "makes it look nicer than it really is" photo:



Lowered 2.5/4 with spindles/drop leafs.

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Old 01-28-2010, 01:50 PM   #119
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Looks like a nice truck man. We all have those pictures though. I have some that make it look worse too.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:21 PM   #120
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #121
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

subscribing to this awesome thread . im thinkin the McGaughy's 73-87 Deluxe 4 1/2" Front / 6" Rear Drop for my 81 stepside. anyone got any comments about this kit ? it seems like a really good price. im new to these trucks (was into mustangs for yrs) and ive been doin alot of searching and reading and looking at pics to decide on a direction i wanna go with this wreck. lol . im liking the slammed on 20" Coys look but just isnt very realistic for the roads here in PA and i wanna drive it every day. so i was thinkin a kinda drag/street rod look , 4-6 drop on 15" wheels with the biggest drag radial i can stuff in the back.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #122
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lowering mine Tuesday and leaving stock wheels on ,would like to see what they look like
This is my 1986 GMC Sierra Classic, C1500, SWB, 2WD. Completed drop January 2010.

Before: Stock suspension with 15" x 8" Rallies and 255/70R-15 Firestone Indy 500s.

After: Mild drop: 2.5" drop spindles (Western) and 4" drop hangers and shackles (McGaughys). KYB Gas Adjust shocks in front and LMC drop shocks in back. Used same 15" Rallies with 255/70R-15 Firestone Indy 500s.

Additionally, rebuilt entire front suspension and reused A arms and coil springs. New tie rods, ball joints, control arm busings, idler arm, pitman arm. Rear suspension: Reused leaf springs.

Much tighter ride/less body roll and yet very comfortable.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:18 AM   #123
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Man that looks really good. That makes me want to go that route and leave my rallies on there.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:56 AM   #124
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Thanks. For the rear, just remember you will need to trim your bed's cross support just above the new lowering shackles as they will stick up. This is a simple matter of cutting with an air grinder or even a dremel tool (with cutting blade). I hate to chop up such a "classic" truck but it's hidden from view. Make sure you cut the support areas wide enough to accomodate the entire length of the top shackle nuts & bolts. Otherwise, as the leaf spring flexes, the nuts & bolts will make contact with the bed. I know this from experience. Later, I'll post some additional pics of my new front suspension parts (on and off the truck) for reference. Currently using a friend's laptop. Good luck with your suspension drop.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:23 PM   #125
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Thanks, hopefully it will turn out as good as yours. I'm still debating on the flip kit though.
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