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Old 03-21-2018, 11:37 PM   #801
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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

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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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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

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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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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

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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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

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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Old 05-08-2019, 01:40 PM   #813
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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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Re: How about some pics of Static Dropped C-10's

'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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New paint and wheels. Drop spindle in front and flip kit in back with 1.5 -2 inch block
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:45 PM   #816
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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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