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The Lowering Experts
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We get emails throughout the week from fellow members about lowered suspension. I would like to get a thread going where everything can ask us a question and we can provide the whole community an answer.

Here at The Suspension Source we specialize in lowered suspension. If we don't have the answer we will find it for you.

We offer brands like Belltech, DJM, Western Chassis, Groundforce, Street Edge, Crown Suspension, MaxTrac Suspension and McGaughy's.
 

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I have a McG flip kit on my 2010 silverado ccsb 2wd. It's just the flip, bolt-in c-notch and shock extenders. My concern is that when the truck is sitting on the ground the axle is resting against the bump stops and the diff only has about 2" of clearance under the bed support. Is this normal? I bought a 5/7 drop but I feel it's sitting lower than 7". I did not use the factory block.
 

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Here is my 13' with 8" drop using Belltech notch, flip kit, shocks, drivers side shock extender, bed rail notch and shackles. I rarely bottom out, just makes contact coming in and out of driveways

 

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Why is it that all of the manufacturers of flip kits, C-notches et al, do not offer an upper shock relocation kit? They must be aware of the angles that the shocks end up at after the install. Shock extenders do not cure the prob of the resulting laid out angles enough, which renders the shock to be more of a lever than actually working as they should.
 

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Why is it that all of the manufacturers of flip kits, C-notches et al, do not offer an upper shock relocation kit? They must be aware of the angles that the shocks end up at after the install. Shock extenders do not cure the prob of the resulting laid out angles enough, which renders the shock to be more of a lever than actually working as they should.
It varies by truck and flip kit brand. For my bodystyle truck the angle really only changes on the drivers side. There is no enough room to make a mod to the upper shock mount. Now on my old 88-98 both upper and lower mounts were changed.
 

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i have a 4/6 on my crew cab, but i want another half inch upfront. whats the best way to get a 1/2 inch in the front. im using mcgaughys coil relocators and 2 inch spindles.

thanks in advance
 

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i have a 4/6 on my crew cab, but i want another half inch upfront. whats the best way to get a 1/2 inch in the front. im using mcgaughys coil relocators and 2 inch spindles.

thanks in advance
You can use the Belltech lowering struts. I am using Belltech 2" spindles, 2" coils and struts set at 1.5" on mine. I also have the camber bushings and cam plates. Zero alignment problems.
 

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You can use the Belltech lowering struts. I am using Belltech 2" spindles, 2" coils and struts set at 1.5" on mine. I also have the camber bushings and cam plates. Zero alignment problems.
awesome thanks, wasn't sure if I could run coil relocator with the belltech struts. will be ordering some soon with the camber kit. thanks again
 

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Got a question, I have a 2009 Silverado CC , I lowered the rear with shackles and removed blocks. Im wanting a set of tow bags since I tow a camper a lot. What kit would you suggest? TIA
 

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my buddy is looking for a kit for his 98 2wd 4 door tahoe. maybe 3/4 or close to that. can you give me price and also he is staying in fresno can he pick up to save on shipping?
 

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my buddy is looking for a kit for his 98 2wd 4 door tahoe. maybe 3/4 or close to that. can you give me price and also he is staying in fresno can he pick up to save on shipping?
Does he want a 3" spring or 1" spring and 2" spindles. I will be able to service local walk in customers starting next week. We are getting settled into our new location this week.
 

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What kind of rear shocks are people running on NNBS ? I've been thinking some belltech nitro 2 but want to know what others are running (I'm on a 4/7 drop)


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Led headlights and switchbacks

Guys I'm trying to find led stock headlights for my 2013 Silverado 2500 its white. I saw one the other day except this guy had his headlights painted white and his daytime running lights were led's and he had white switchbacks. Can anyone upload a pic of theirs if they have led headlights or led switchbacks that are white? I've seen some pics on Instagram. I'll upload the ones I've seen so far. I need help. thanks guys!
 

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you have to do a conversion for the led headlights and if you want led blinkers you have to add resistors to keep from hyper flashing. and this isn't the best thread for that question
 

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you have to do a conversion for the led headlights and if you want led blinkers you have to add resistors to keep from hyper flashing. and this isn't the best thread for that question
I just want to know what kind of led bulbs I should get. I went my entire headlight system to be led. But I'm having a hard time on deciding what bulb
 
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