springs and shocks

Old 02-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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got a 1986 gmc 1/2 ton shortbox need to know what front coil spings to go with and shocks i got 3 inch belltech drop spindles on it but not sure what spings and shocks to go with using stocks control arms thanks!!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:55 PM
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The dropped spindles are so you can retain the stock 'ride quality' by retaining the use of your stock length springs, or stock height but with stiffer stock length springs. The cheap alternative to lowering is to heat or cut the stock springs to lower, but you loose all your stock suspension travel. Dropped spindles are THE way to go !
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
The dropped spindles are so you can retain the stock 'ride quality' by retaining the use of your stock length springs, or stock height but with stiffer stock length springs. The cheap alternative to lowering is to heat or cut the stock springs to lower, but you loose all your stock suspension travel. Dropped spindles are THE way to go !
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:59 PM
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my truck is going to be used as a 1/4 mile truck so not sure what shocks and springs to use sorry i forgot to mention that before
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