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my 89 silverado project. I have some leveling questions

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by 89silverado2500, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. 89silverado2500

    89silverado2500 New Member

    Im redoing a 89 silverado 2wd 2500 at the moment. I dont like how high the rear sits but im trying to avoid lifting the front because its 2wd. if anything I would rather lower the rear probably about 2 inches bc im trying to give the truck a prostreet look.
    *any suggestions guys?

    and also I just found a 6 lug 16" wheels by 10" wide that i like that im considering running what size tires would be smart to run on those?

    thanks guys

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    McGaughy's can probably hook you up


    this page says the kits are only for the 1/2 ton models but If you call them up I'm sure they'll point you in the right direction. Welcome to the club BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. If McGaughy's or Belltech don't have a rear lowering kit try removing the overload spring, thats if you don't tow anything heavy. Also I think 16X10 wheels are to wide for a non-lifted truck. I would go with 16X8's.
  5. 89silverado2500

    89silverado2500 New Member

    well i dont haul anything right now but id like to be able to haul things with it ocassionally. And the reason im looking at these 16x10's is because I can get a set for 130 bucks used off a friend. but hey thanks for the heads up guys and what about a shackle drop?
  6. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    The shackle drop is what Belltech or McGaughy's may have. I can't ever remmember us installing a shackle drop on a 2500. It's been a few years but I think the guys in the shop would remove the overload spring to lower the rears on the 2500's.
  7. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
  8. 89silverado2500

    89silverado2500 New Member

    dang and id really prefer not to lose that spring because I may want to haul things with it.
  9. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Well you could add airbags to compenstate for the overload spring when hauling heavy loads. Also let me say one more thing, every truck is differant and some are lower than others after removing the overload spring.

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