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Help with lowering my G20.
#754028 November 11th 2019 5:30 am
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'87 G20
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.

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chevydude1987 #754031 November 11th 2019 11:49 am
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I used these: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g727

Worked like a charm.

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chevydude1987 #754046 November 11th 2019 4:47 pm
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Thanks. That's a nice setup. Gonna have to check out those springs.

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Scrojira #754065 November 12th 2019 12:25 am
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Do you have spacers in the rear?

How is the ride with those springs?

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chevydude1987 #754071 November 12th 2019 10:50 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.


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chevydude1987 #754073 November 12th 2019 1:01 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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chevydude1987 #754077 November 12th 2019 6:22 pm
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Same KYB shocks as before. No problems with clipping. My front tires are 235/60 on 15x8" rims.


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chevydude1987 #754079 November 12th 2019 7:25 pm
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I’d guess those springs have a stiffer rate to keep it from bottoming out


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chevydude1987 #754082 November 12th 2019 7:39 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.


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chevydude1987 #754084 November 13th 2019 12:11 am
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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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