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Ive got a 2000 s-10 , (sorry no pic its too dark to get the digital camera out right now) and I cant decide where to go with the suspension, ive already done some minor bolt on mods, and im currently restoring a 78 nova by hand, so I do have some automotive skills, but suspensions are my weakness (im clueless about them). Im looking to go with a 3/3-4 drop by the pictures ive seen, although a 4/5 drop does look nicer I hear about the **** ride it gives and bumpstop problem etc. My goal is to have a smooth ride (my truck rides like the axles are welded to the frame as is, I figure anything is better) and not worry about clattering suspension parts and such. I'm a perfectionist and demand on the best stuff as long as its not unreasonably priced (for example I wont use blocks no matter what the quality, and I wont order from JC whitney) and this truck is a daily driver and I want something that I can install right the first time and leave be. Is lowering going to work for me? :) Also im getting new tires and an alignment in 2 weeks (no cost to me but I cant get a diffrent tire size, long story, so im stuck with the same as stock wheel+tire size) and I dont like the idea of my tires rubbing. Anyways now that im done stating how picky I am, any suggestions? I would appreciate any feedback :)
 

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let me break some prices down for you.

ok if you want a 4 5 drop
spindles are 149
springs are 90
leafs 180
blocks 25
shocks 120 (doestsch tech)

this is from summit.

now ive done many trucks with 3 inch lower a arms and 4 inch angled blocks. there is no problem with this set up and your stock shocks work fine. id get some monroes though for this set up because you dont need a shorter shocks

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If you refuse to use blocks... the lowest your going to get is 3" in the rear :rolleyes:

There's nothing wrong with blocks, And belltech is a decent brand.

Spindles are the way to go if you don't want to use the A-arms... I wouldn't suggest 3" springs up front if ride quality is what your after :)
 

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Ok, it looks like im going with this- (please stop me if im headed the wrong way:)

3" leafs
2" spindles
1" springs
1" blocks
shocks up front
shocks in the back? why does noone see these as nessecary (as far as sellers are concerned)?

I was considering using Chasis Tech stuff, is this a good idea? (belltech seems to be a lot more expensive, and price isnt a big deal but hey, money is money)
 

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CHasis tech

I got a 4/5 drop kit from chasis tech and i was happy with what i got, 2" spindles 2" coils, 3" drop leaf, 2" block after i installed it i was very happy with the ride, it rode just like it did stock and even better than stock at some times. Then when i hit a pretty big bump it didn't feel to good.....a 3/4 kit would be good for what you plan on doing to it as a daily driver.
 

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man, went to order this stuff and they wanted almost 200$ for shipping.... does this even sound remotely right?
 

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well, after spending 2 hours calling places and looking online ive decided to scrap this idea, finish my sound system finally, and just get a nice 4link airbag setup for the back and one of those bag+shock in one systems for the front when I get the $, I figure thats the best way to go so I can lower it reasonably and not look like one of those ricers bouncing all over the road when I drive.
 

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THe thing about the built in shock bags are that they don't last to long and that the bottom bushing goes out. Also they are expensive. The 4 link kit that people sell is that as good as you might think....i would get a trangulated 4 link with the bags on top of your axle, with a step notch.
If you are not looking for the bouncing around type of setup i would go with manual valves instead of electric valves. They're slow but it will pick up the truck and drop the truck how ever you want it.
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Bro, go with whatever tony says, he is a true Pro. when it comes to suspension. he did my truck and i cant tell you how happy i am, Go bell tech and be happy , and cut bumpstop brackets off and u'll be happy for life, make sure you get good shocks tho! front and back, but if u have stock bilstien zq8 shocks use it for the rear, More give to em = smoother ride:D
 

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well, I already spent my money on my system and a rear end setup with supra lights, but it looks like Ill buy my suspension one peice at a time. Although ive been adviced against springs more than 1" ill trust tony though, he seems to be the expert around here :) belltech 3" are gona get ordered tomorrow with some shocks :)
 

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k111 wiat......

i did doof daddys truck and shocks were shot and it rode really smooth. get the springs in first then get the shocks becasue it might ride fine the way it is

his truck rides smooth and doesnt bounch even if the shocks are shot

tony
 

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4" blocks and 3" springs are super cheap too, for the price of just the spindles you can lower the front and rear 3/4.
 
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