C2500 8 lug...Coil spacer or Lift Spindle to level

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  1. Dylan Pope

    Dylan Pope OBS Enthusiast

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    1A51AD38-6900-4FD1-B4CF-8134B90E71A7.jpeg D499E0A0-FDF3-48DD-936B-CD4302B93380.jpeg Well after the trans went out in my 95 z71 extended cab I decided to get me a work truck to put less wear and tear on my 95 since,especially since I’ve had it painted and done a ton of work to it to make it a nice truck.I own my own landscaping and lawncare business so I was in the market for a 2500 I wanted both of my trucks to be from the same generation and I came across a 2000 classic single cab 2wd 2500 with a vortec 454 it’s a base model but i also wanna do a little work to this truck to make it a little nicer even if it is a work truck and I’m used to the 3” keys in the z71 and I cannot stand the rake this work truck has I wanna atleast level it out so I guess my question is do I get a eBay coil spacer or the eBay 4” spindles I’m planning to put some bigger tires on the truck too as I may use it for a hunting truck that I don’t gotta worry about scratching so give me yalls honest opinions on what I should do....and yeah I already did the grill swap I’ll leave a pic of my 95 too.
     
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    McBroom OBS Enthusiast

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    I think I'd go with spindles over the spacers because it's a 2wd.
    But before you buy them make extra sure they're for and fit the 2500 and not a 1500

    The Blue Mule
     
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    They are it even says only fits C2500/c3500 8 lug the kit comes with extended brake lines too
     
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    Then that's the way to go. Itll also be a great time to do the ball joints,A arm bushings and the tie rods too.

    The Blue Mule
     
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    Added: if you decide to replace the A frame bushings I'd go with Entergy Suspension components. Nuttin but the best.

    The Blue Mule
     
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    Your truck reminds me of mine back when I got it. I considered lifting it but lift spindles are no longer available and it sits plenty high for pulling my car hauler and working on my house.
     
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    IMG_20200110_144912.jpg Last free at an old gas well location. After a few years of driving it and towing with it I no longer want a lift it would sit really bad with a trailer not to mention the front suspension would be to unloaded with a trailer and a lift.
     
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    Was bored and figured I’d update this thread old gal has changed a good bit in the past few months...ended up going with the 4.5” eBay spindles and brake lines.Installed a cheap spray in bedliner,5% tint,tool box and a set of PYOs on 285s got a new grill still in the box just waiting on headlights to get here.

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    Now that you took the rake out it sits butt end low with a loaded trailer--there's a reason why they come with a rake..........
     
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    Someone’s always got something negative to say...I was just sharing what I been doing to my truck lately man sorry if lifted is not your style but it’s also not your truck.[/QUOTE]
     

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