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    Cool Lowering the truck

    Hello everyone. First post on here. Just bought my 2nd silverado a couple weeks ago (use to have one back in the high school days) and I've got the mod bug going like crazy. I currently am supporting 20" wheels and would like to get rid of some of the wheel gap that I could hide a rainforest of animals in. Would like to start with the back and see how I like it. If I put a 2" drop on the rear with shackles, will that warrant needing the carrier bearing shim? Some kits include it and others don't. Thanks for the help!

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    i dunno about carrier bearings shim(?) but i did a 2" drop on my old 04 ext silverado and it ride fine didnt really change anything at all

    2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
    22" Boss 313 Series
    8,000K HID Lights
    Flowmaster Exhaust
    Drop Kit
    Tinted Windows
    Blacked Out Third Brake Light

    Mond's To DO:
    Darker Tint Rear Windows
    Paint Bowtie White
    Or
    Get a Chrome Bowtie

    OLD TRUCK RIP
    2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext
    Exhaust w/Chrome Tip
    2 In. Rear Shackle Drop
    Window Tint
    HID Light Kit-8000K
    22" Boss 313 Series
    Painted Front Grille & Bowtie

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    If you are only going 2" you don't have to modify the drive shaft. In fact I'm pretty sure you can go 4" on a 2WD without modification. It's only needed when you go 6" or more.
    Adam


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    As mentioned above, if your ownly going down 2" with a shackle your drive shaft angle will be fine.

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    Sounds good. What if I add on a hanger later? (keeping it at 4" max drop) Should that need one then? Thanks for all the help guys/gals!
    2006 Silverado "Big Red"
    4.8 Vortec/Extended cab/2wd
    Spectra Cold-Air-Intake
    Rollin on 20's :glasses:

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    Ahh yeah helps to do that hehe. Thanks!
    2006 Silverado "Big Red"
    4.8 Vortec/Extended cab/2wd
    Spectra Cold-Air-Intake
    Rollin on 20's :glasses:

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    Just ordered the shackles! Should be in next week. Hoping to have them installed by next weekend to show off, Pictures to follow!
    2006 Silverado "Big Red"
    4.8 Vortec/Extended cab/2wd
    Spectra Cold-Air-Intake
    Rollin on 20's :glasses:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedMoose View Post
    Just ordered the shackles! Should be in next week. Hoping to have them installed by next weekend to show off, Pictures to follow!
    Here's how my install went, it might be of some help.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...hackle-Install.
    Adam


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    So now that the back will be taken care of, it's on to the front. Looking at just dropping it down 2" for now. What does everyone recommend for front lowering? I would like to keep a mostly factory ride. I do NOT want my wheels looking all pigeon toed angled in up top. What is the best method for doing the drop? Also any brand recommendations are appreciated (back is done w/ Belltech)
    2006 Silverado "Big Red"
    4.8 Vortec/Extended cab/2wd
    Spectra Cold-Air-Intake
    Rollin on 20's :glasses:

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