99 ccsb don't know what to do

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  1. Jaredpear

    Jaredpear Newbie

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    I have a 1999 crew cab short bed 4x4 classic style truck. It's a 2500 8600 gvrw with the 454 and 4l80e. I don't know where I want to go with it though, I've been going through 2 options. 1, get some western chassis lowering torsion keys, and a bell tech rear 4 inch drop to achieve a 2/4 drop. Then run some 295/45r18 front and rear and have it be a 4x4 street truck. My other option I've been considering is get the 4" rcd knuckle lift and and run some 20x14s with either 33's or 35's, possibly even some 36x15.50 I found. What do you guys think?
     
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    GarrettGmc I'm Awesome

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    Lift it!! Just my taste I prefer stock or lifted 4x4. If it was 2wd then that's a toss up.
    What you use ur truck for is also big factor.
     
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    The truck will be used for daily driving and possibly racing as I'll be starting an engine build for it soon
     
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    Keeping the 454 or going with something different? Also what type of racing?
     
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    Keeping the 454, turbo'd runnin on corn, and possible nv4500 swap down the road. For racing I'd like to take to the strip and occasional "sanctioned" street races
     
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    Well then dropping it would make much more sense for that application.
     
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    I agree. I love lowered trucks. It sounds different and I like that. If you're not going of road I wouldn't lift it.
     
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    BowtieBrody It doesn't take Rocket Appliances

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    Personally I'd keep it stock, clean it up and upgrade it, rebuild it and make it new; simple stuff like tune, exhaust, tasteful body mods.
    A 454 isn't really a "race" motor per say, they're not to great at higher RPMs, heavy as hell; plus truck weight being an issue I would rather use something lighter, such as a RCSB C1500 with a built 350 and a manual valve body 4L80E...an almost 7 to 8K pound truck versus a small frame truck that you could get the weight down below 4K. Course I could be completely wrong on all of this, someone with a little bit better knowledge on this can step it.

    That's just me though. Whatever you wind up doing will be interesting, definitely looking forward to updates on this truck though!
     

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