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Help with lowering my G20. #754028
November 11th 2019 4:30 am
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I'm sure I can remove a rear leaf or 2 from both sides. It'll smooth the ride out back. Did it to my '69 3/4 ton GMC truck. Leveled the ride and softer too. But what about the front?? Drop spindles?? Lowering springs?? From where?? Thanks.

Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754031
November 11th 2019 10:49 am
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I used these: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g727

Worked like a charm.

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Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754046
November 11th 2019 3:47 pm
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Thanks. That's a nice setup. Gonna have to check out those springs.

Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: Scrojira] #754065
November 11th 2019 11:25 pm
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Do you have spacers in the rear?

How is the ride with those springs?

Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754071
November 12th 2019 9:50 am
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10" rims, no spacers.

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Contrary to what everyone is always freaking out about when shorter springs are used instead of spindles, the ride and handling are better than before.

Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754073
November 12th 2019 12:01 pm
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Did you put shorter shocks on front? Do you ever clip the front tire on dips or bridge approaches?
I've got 15x7 wheels 255x70 tires and it will hit the back of th well on a good dip.


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Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754077
November 12th 2019 5:22 pm
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Same KYB shocks as before. No problems with clipping. My front tires are 235/60 on 15x8" rims.

Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754079
November 12th 2019 6:25 pm
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I’d guess those springs have a stiffer rate to keep it from bottoming out


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Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754082
November 12th 2019 6:39 pm
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Exactamundo. Any good quality spring specifically designed for lowering will have a higher rate and will result in a better ride and more stability over cutting a coil from stock springs.

Re: Help with lowering my G20. [Re: chevydude1987] #754084
November 12th 2019 11:11 pm
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I don't think it will work with my taller tires,but I think I'd.Like it.


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