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 NEWBIE LOWERING QUESTION 
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Post NEWBIE LOWERING QUESTION
HEY FELLOWS! GOT A QUESTION, I AM TOYING AROUND WITH MY 69 C-10 (LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SWB BED) I AM WANTING TO DROP THE STANCE AND KEEP IT SIX LUG DRUM FOR NOW. MY QUESTION IS, TO ALL YOU PROS! 1ST) WHAT IS A GOOD STANCE? 2",3", OR 4"? I AM NOT WANTING TO GO SO LOW THAT I HAVE TO NOTCH THE FRAME (YET).
2ND) WHAT IS THE MOST I CAN CUT THE FACTORY SPRINGS AND MAINTAIN A DESCENT RIDE BUT YET SAFE? OR WOULD I BE BETTER OFF BUYING DROPPED SPRINGS?? SOME OF YOU GUYS HELP ME OUT HERE! :flag: THANKS!!!!!!!!!


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Post Re: NEWBIE LOWERING QUESTION
you can cut a full coil to drop approx 2". The most important things would be to put lowering shocks on it. That will make it ride better and you have better control. The most common/preferred drop is a 4/6 but that requires changing the spindles in the front. You can do a 3/5 without doing spindles. Anything up to 6" in the rear doesn't need a notch. If you plan to haul a lot at any time you'll need to put a notch in with the 6" drop springs, but if not, you can run 6" drop springs without the notch.

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From what I understand you'll need to buy drop springs for the rear. You can't cut those and make them work. I know you can cut the front springs though.

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Thanks Guys! :happy:


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Post Re: NEWBIE LOWERING QUESTION
TDave00 wrote:
From what I understand you'll need to buy drop springs for the rear. You can't cut those and make them work. I know you can cut the front springs though.


yep, :agree: should have specified that in the post.

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Post Re: NEWBIE LOWERING QUESTION
I seen a 72 slammed in the front the other day, I asked the fellow how he done it. He told me he cut the sh** out of the front springs! Is this safe??????
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If that's all he did it's probably riding on the bumpe stops. Not safe.

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:agree:

It inverts your top c-arms also. Lowered coils from our
Board Vendor are around $100 a set. (And much safer)

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