98 4/6 drop

ken Brown

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New to the group as i have been a square body guy but i just snagged a 98 short box v6 auto . My origional plan was to do a 2/4 drop but after much reading on here and seeing how adamant @sewlow was about this topic i decided to go 4/6. I am looking at the belltech kit and wondering if i need the coils or if i should save the money and order the spindles shocks and flip kit seperately and cut my old ones, and if so how much do i cut .Thanks for any input .
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I don't like cut coils, they seem to bounce more. Just my opinion. I've always spent the money and bought new.
 

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Welcome... 4/6 is perfect... you would be disappointed with anything less! Nice GMC, looks just like mine except for the lack of trim... I am taking mine off little by little.
 

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Well after countless hrs of reading this forom for past few days to have enough knoledge to make a uneducated opinion and ordered everything today. I work at a local parts store here in the greater vancouver area called West -Can auto so i got all of it at cost. I went with all bell tech spindles sp shocks and the flip kit. I will cut the coils for now and if i find it to be an issue i will get the new ones next spring and do the rest of the front end parts at the same time . The truck wont ever see more that 3 km a day of driving this year me to go to work and back part time (retired).I also ordered cab corners and passenger rocker panel and rear roll pan which i may or may not do this year ,i'm a ticketed bodyman and painter by trade so thats the easy part . Parts arive next week so once i dive into this ill keep updating with pic's of how i stumbled through. Cheers :)
 

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I don't think you'll have issues with cutting a coil, it's safe. Heating them isn't safe (I know, you didn't suggest it as an option, it's just a PSA) I just think they ride poorly cut.
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Tbh it was just me being cheap... 3 harleys and 5 trucks ago the wife said no more so in order for me to continue on living i had to make a plea deal lmao. i just sold my 05 fatboy i built and got to keep 4500.00 of it to buy something else and the parts i wanted and i have to keep it for a minimume of 1 year and if i sell it i must make a set profit. i paid 2800 for the truck and spent 1100 today,Canadian dollars ..so 12 bucks USD :p
 

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Ooo! Nice Ranchero! Favourite body style of the Falcons.
Buddy bought a '62 semi-complete project years ago. We all told him not to, being an ultra-low production body style + a Ranchero to boot.
Even though he hot rodded it, it still took him a lot of years to track down nice trim & rust-free body parts. Especially the stainless box trim, front fenders & a tailgate.
He bought a 2dr wagon for parts but it was too nice to part out. When the Ranchero was done, he built that too.
Some guys are suckers for punishment! Lol!

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I'll agree with cut coils. Yeah it's cheap and brings the front down, but rides like ****. Mine is like a friggin' pogo stick. Debating getting progressive rate coils or stock with lowering spindles.
 
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