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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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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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3 INCH SPRINGS RIDE SWEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i did a guys s10 today

DOOF [email protected]

e mail him and ask him how nice it rides it feels like stock.

if you are going with 3 inch in front just get the springs. ive done many s10s with the belltech ones and it rides really nice

tony
 

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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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