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Old 08-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

Ok..just curious what your opinions are on the best "stance" or "rake" for a hot rodded c10? Low in the back with the nose in the air? Lower in the front with tail up in the air? Leveled and lowered...so many ways to go.

I keep seeing trucks from car show/swap meet pics with lowered rears but as a kid I recall that most guys had their hot rods as high in the arse end as it would go...

Pics would be nice too...of course!

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

To me, a hot rod should have the rear a little higher than the front... like this.

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

Yeah...um...I gotta admit something to you. I have that picture in my revolving background on my desktop I love the look of your truck!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

here is mine. this pic was taken right after i finished m UCA/LCA, drop spindles,disc brakes, etc.... it has since settled a little more in the front


for reference, here is how low the LCAs are to the ground
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

Nice Truck Stealth...it's hard to determine on my monitor for sure but it looks like your tails up a bit from the front? It could be the driveway though. What was your drop front and back if you don't mind telling me?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

I think the rear in the air looks best. I have tried leveling out my step side a couple of times and I never like it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

This pic is bouncing around on here in a few places, but here we go again. 5.5'' in the front and unknown flip on the rear, guess is 5-6''. I like a little rake on them.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

almost noticeable rake, I was always tired as a teenager of trying to stay on the seat when the back end was like 6/7 inches higher than the front....
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #9
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This is the way we had our cars in the mid 60's.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:48 PM   #11
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

i want sthealt wepons truck with yellow jacket rear tires ......................
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #12
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

Here's mine at ride height with a slight rake.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:21 AM   #13
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

I REALLY like Rich 5150's stance. And I also really like the stance on the following gents' trucks:

(oh yeah, and to answer the question posed - I like em stock/leveled, or lowered/leveled, or lowered with front slightly lower than rear. Not a weeds guy personally, but I'm coming around to the idea after seeing some of these that come a lot closer to the weeds than mine!)
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #14
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

I like the back a little higher than the front. My truck may not look very good but I like the stance.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:48 AM   #15
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Slow Build, your truck looks awesome! Stance is spot on.
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

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Slow Build, your truck looks awesome! Stance is spot on.
X2 mne is as low as its going to be....i still use it as a truck.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:47 AM   #17
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

Even though the front on mine is excessively high by modern standards, the truck still has a nose down rake with the tire stagger.

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:56 AM   #18
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almost noticeable rake, I was always tired as a teenager of trying to stay on the seat when the back end was like 6/7 inches higher than the front....
Whats the drop on this one? I really like the stance of it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:08 AM   #19
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

This is how I like it. Not too low. Not too levered.
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I'm a fan of the "little higher in the rear " look too!

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Even though the front on mine is excessively high by modern standards, the truck still has a nose down rake with the tire stagger.

THIS is the PERFECT stance. It just doesn't get any better IMO.
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

here's my "stock" rake, if you will...
The back end is much higher because it's on a ramp, but that's not important right now (couldn't resist). Anyhoo - mine has a little bit of a fwd rake, not much though.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:43 AM   #23
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

Lots of great trucks guys! Sounds like the tail up is the way to go! I think I'll try to lower mine a tad so the tires fill the wheel wells a little more but keep the factory rake in the rear instead of all the way level. Somebody mentioned sliding off their seat as a kid and I can remember that problem riding in my uncle's Monte Carlo

Here's mine at factory still. Lots of work to do...


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I'd like to keep the same rake just lower it a bit.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #24
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

I always like the back end up in the air a bit. Plus, with my bike or any load in the back it just only ever sits level. I hate it when a truck gets nose-high from a load in the back.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:00 PM   #25
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Re: Best "Rake/Stance" for a Hot Rodded 60-66 C10?

on my old '93 C-1500 i went with a lowered/level stance and really liked it...but on a hot-rod classic, i like the rear to be a little higher than the front....my '66 short/fleet won't be lowered at all but rather left at stock height....but when i can afford to do a custom build with my future project(s), they'll most likely have a little bit of rake

i don't like that Cali-style(?) where the arse end is squatted lower than the front
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