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#722294 - April 10th 2017 3:21 pm LOWERING MY VAN  
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DETROIT MICHIGAN
Hey everyone ..
I have question about lowering my 79 gmc ..

I have looked and looked on this page but I cant find anything ,,
I just want to drop the front end 2 maybe 3 inches ..

thanks and sorry


I am where I am and I be where I be .

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#722304 - April 10th 2017 8:00 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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B.C. Canada
Welcome,try page 6 or using the search tool enter lowering in the chev section. smile

Last edited by Gaucho; April 10th 2017 8:18 pm.
#722317 - April 11th 2017 7:22 am Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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Indiana
Get drop knuckles from a pickup, there are probably a dozen threads already if you search.


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#722373 - April 11th 2017 10:05 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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Do your homework.Talk to people. Have the math right. Not getting it right can kill you.


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#722400 - April 12th 2017 3:16 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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austin tx usa
Heres how I did mine....

with these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/73-91-Chevy-GMC-1-2-Ton-Truck-Suburban-Blazer-2-Inch-Lowering-Front-Coil-Springs-/191837855721?hash=item2caa6d5fe9:g:IakAAOSw41xXPLKi&vxp=mtr

like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joPI3rewq-0

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#722401 - April 12th 2017 4:12 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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Texas, under the A/C
Catfish lowered his '94 with drop spindles from a '85 Chevy 1/2 ton truck and did a write up that I found very helpful...

Here


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#723005 - April 26th 2017 8:26 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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Bristol, TN
2.5" drop spindles, Summit brand, cut 1/2 coil, de-arched the rear springs 2", running 15x6 with 225/70-15's and 15x8 with 275/60-15's
Also running front sway bar from a Beauville and a rear sway bar from a 1998 4WD Suburban flipped upside down (originally pointed rearward and on top of the Suburban rear). Air shocks because de-arching makes the springs softer and I tow a car trailer and other miscellaneous stuff. Handles like a Camaro, flat and firmly planted but still rides very well. Run 10 PSI in the shocks when not towing, 55 PSI with a car trailer and 3k lb car.

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'85 GMC Shorty
'99 AWD Astro
'98 Suburban K2500
'77 Pontiac Astre (future Big Chief)
'95 Jeep Wrangler
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#723032 - April 27th 2017 8:07 am Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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That sway bar setup is neat! Where did you get the mounts/link mounts/hardware? Just stuff you pieced together? Or some sort of kit?


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#723043 - April 27th 2017 3:08 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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Bristol, TN
Basic aftermarket kit. I bought it used so I'm not sure of the brand. I flipped the end links over is all. The mounts even lined up with two holes on the body crossmember. Drilled one hole on each side and bolted it on. This is what the kit had except mine has one piece end links.
https://www.suspensionconnection.com/7608s4.html


'85 GMC Shorty
'99 AWD Astro
'98 Suburban K2500
'77 Pontiac Astre (future Big Chief)
'95 Jeep Wrangler
"I thought you weren't allowed to talk to guys with vans??"
#723064 - April 27th 2017 8:12 pm Re: LOWERING MY VAN [Re: EXTRACREEPY]  
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Michigan
Is your bar 1 1/8" like this one in this link? Did you upgrade your front bar at the same time? If not, is it tail happy at all? From none to 1 1/8" is a BIG jump in rear roll stiffness.

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