The Stupid Lowered Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Lowered and Bagged Suspension' started by Mike, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Chris P Bacon

    Chris P Bacon Newbie

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    Hey guys. Newbie question. I only want to lower the front 1". Can I just use a set of 1" lowering springs and be done with it? Am going to lower the back 2" with a shackle set.

    Sorry if this is covered elsewhere. Couldn't find it with the search.

    Oh, 1992 Silverado 1500, 305, Auto, 178k miles, stock.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. sewlow

    sewlow Bitchin' Stitchin'

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    Cut them!
    1 full coil removed = 2". So...just remove 1/2 of one for that 1" drop.
    Cutting coil springs increases the spring rate, giving a bit of a stiffer ride. Although with only 1/2 a coil cut, the rate isn't going to increase all that much.
    And it's a free!
     
  3. Christian Talbot

    Christian Talbot Newbie

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    can someone tell me what is the fender height from ground for a stock suspension on a 1988 single cab short bed? I think my truck has been lowered but would like to know the numbers...
     
  4. VenomousSVT

    VenomousSVT I'm Awesome

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    you're probably going to want bottom of fender to center of wheel.. tire size and wheel size will change the ride height to the ground too much to give you an accurate number.
     
  5. Christian Talbot

    Christian Talbot Newbie

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    you're right! bottom fender to wheel center
     
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