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Old 03-28-2017, 11:30 PM   #1
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Want to drop rear about 1 inch more and better ride

What's up, got a 1970 gmc c15 shortbed.
Front drop with 2.5 spindles and og coils cut 1 turn
Rear major ? It has 3 leafs only. A lot of bed roll shocks prolly gone
From floor to gender lip 28 inches front 31 inches rear
Got more wheel gap in rear fronts are tucked
What's the best way to get the rear to where I want it about
1-2 inches lower.
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:49 AM   #2
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Re: Want to drop rear about 1 inch more and better ride

jus buy shackles
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:43 AM   #3
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Re: Want to drop rear about 1 inch more and better ride

From the looks of it, you aren't really that low in the rear so I would assume your rear hasn't been flipped to the top side of the leafs? If it hasn't, then I agree, shackles will get you 1-2 inches. If you don't like those rear springs, you can replace them with the full spring packs and then flip the rear, but it's hard to say where that will put you compared to where you are now. Either way, I think 2" extra would look perfect.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:53 AM   #4
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From the looks of it, you aren't really that low in the rear so I would assume your rear hasn't been flipped to the top side of the leafs? If it hasn't, then I agree, shackles will get you 1-2 inches. If you don't like those rear springs, you can replace them with the full spring packs and then flip the rear, but it's hard to say where that will put you compared to where you are now. Either way, I think 2" extra would look perfect.
Hasn't been flipped, only 3 leaf springs, the bottom then 3 also they might've been beaten cuz they look flattened out a little
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:58 AM   #5
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Re: Want to drop rear about 1 inch more and better ride

Hmmm, then at this point it's a matter of personal preference I think. You can either keep working with the beat up setup you have, or start from scratch with unmolested leafs and go from there. I'm in the same boat actually, I have heated and cut coils on my truck and want a few more inches. The smart move (to me) would be to replace the hacked parts and add the proper lowering components from there.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:11 AM   #6
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Hmmm, then at this point it's a matter of personal preference I think. You can either keep working with the beat up setup you have, or start from scratch with unmolested leafs and go from there. I'm in the same boat actually, I have heated and cut coils on my truck and want a few more inches. The smart move (to me) would be to replace the hacked parts and add the proper lowering components from there.
That's what I'm thinking but before I go buying stuff need to figure it out should I just buy q set of drop leafs if so 4 or 5 inches or should I buy a stock set of leafs and do a flip kit
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:26 PM   #7
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Re: Want to drop rear about 1 inch more and better ride

Finally got it lowered in the rear dont know how much , did a flip kit with stock shackles.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:39 PM   #8
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Re: Want to drop rear about 1 inch more and better ride

Looks good heres my 72 with new leaf springs - removed the overload spring and installed flip kit and c- notch. Im planning on installing drop shackles to drop the rear.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:04 AM   #9
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Looks good heres my 72 with new leaf springs - removed the overload spring and installed flip kit and c- notch. Im planning on installing drop shackles to drop the rear.
Looks good, it looks like Im lower then u. I wont go any lower if I do c notch will be required. Im on 22s urs look like 20s
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:19 AM   #10
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You are correct 295 40 20 on the rear. I think my springs being new are keeping me alittle higher in the rear than I want to be. Thinking a 2 drop shackle will put me in the ballpark.
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