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Lowered 2016 CCSB, Belltech kit

I finally got enough time to lower my truck and get the wheels on.

-2016 CCSB 2wd, Z71, Duramax
-Belltech lowering kit. They say it won't work on a diesel, but it was basically all a perfect fit. Some minor adjustments required for height.
-KMC wheels from bbwheels/smalltowntire. 20x8.5 15mm offset. Ordered blanks from them and bbwheels had KMC drill the wheels before they shipped them so you know they are a quality drill job coming from such a big manufacturer. The guys at bbwheels were GREAT to deal with.
-Nitto 421Q tires in 265/50/20

I installed the whole kit without a hitch until I sat it down and found out my fears were founded in truth. . .the diesel having less rake than a gas truck left the front sitting 3/8" higher than the rear. The fronts were adjusted all the way down already because I didn't use any spacers. I pulled the front back apart and cut a mere 1/2 coil off the front springs and it now sits great with the front just a little lower than the rear. I used a cutoff wheel so as not to heat the spring any, so there should be no negative effects. On a gas truck it would have sat perfect with no adjustments. I did have to grind a small corner off of each rear lower brackets in the fip kit, but nothing major.

It rides great. I don't believe the lowering affected the ride at all. Going to a 20" wheel from a 17" did make some change, but not too bad.

It has not rubbed at all while driving yet. We will see after I get it aligned and drive it some more.









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Nice. Makes the spoiler look like it has a purpose. Good job.

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Looks sweet man, Makes me wish i got a 2wd. maybe a 4x4 version will come.
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Looks nice. Curious, how much trouble was lowering the rear?
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Looks nice. Curious, how much trouble was lowering the rear?
It's not too bad. 7 bolts per side, a little time to prep for reinstall using new components, and reinstall. It takes about an hour and a half.
4 inches down is the only option for right now without modifications to the kit.

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It's not too bad. 7 bolts per side, a little time to prep for reinstall using new components, and reinstall. It takes about an hour and a half.
4 inches down is the only option for right now without modifications to the kit.
Thanks, been wanting to lower mine but the wife is trying to put a stop to my spending lol. The fed ex guy hates me, he has been here 4 times in the past 5 days and I have deliveries due today, tommorow and Friday.
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I finally got enough time to lower my truck and get the wheels on.

-2016 CCSB 2wd, Z71, Duramax
-Belltech lowering kit. They say it won't work on a diesel, but it was basically all a perfect fit. Some minor adjustments required for height.
-KMC wheels from bbwheels/smalltowntire. 20x8.5 15mm offset. Ordered blanks from them and bbwheels had KMC drill the wheels before they shipped them so you know they are a quality drill job coming from such a big manufacturer. The guys at bbwheels were GREAT to deal with.
-Nitto 421Q tires in 265/50/20

I installed the whole kit without a hitch until I sat it down and found out my fears were founded in truth. . .the diesel having less rake than a gas truck left the front sitting 3/8" higher than the rear. The fronts were adjusted all the way down already because I didn't use any spacers. I pulled the front back apart and cut a mere 1/2 coil off the front springs and it now sits great with the front just a little lower than the rear. I used a cutoff wheel so as not to heat the spring any, so there should be no negative effects. On a gas truck it would have sat perfect with no adjustments. I did have to grind a small corner off of each rear lower brackets in the fip kit, but nothing major.

It rides great. I don't believe the lowering affected the ride at all. Going to a 20" wheel from a 17" did make some change, but not too bad.

It has not rubbed at all while driving yet. We will see after I get it aligned and drive it some more.








It looks really good. I found this rendering a while back and was wondering if a lowered 2nd Gen Collie would look similar to it. I say it looks even better than the rendering


Good job! Now to decide whether to lift or lower my 2wd ;)

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I hate that I like it.
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I was considering 275-50-20 Michelin..

I think the 265 is wide enough ?

do you consider wider ? 275

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Now you just need some go fast goodies for the diesel and you can have a nice little sleeper lol. Im a 4x4 fan and will never own a 2wd truck, but this looks absolutely fantastic.
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I was considering 275-50-20 Michelin..

I think the 265 is wide enough ?

do you consider wider ? 275

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The 265 actually bulges on the 8.5" rim. The math said it shouldn't, maybe the Nitto 421Q just runs wide. To go up to a 275 I'd recommend a 9" wide wheel.

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I'd be curious to know what that did to your mpg.
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Why doesn't this work on the long beds? Is it because of the longer drive shaft ?
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I'd be curious to know what that did to your mpg.
Me too, I'm hoping to help it. Since removing the spoiler hurts mileage, I'm hoping getting it closer to the ground might help it. It does on some cars, but I may still be too far from the ground to help.

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Why doesn't this work on the long beds? Is it because of the longer drive shaft ?
I'm not sure. I'd venture to say it would probably work, but that the amount it lowers the rear would be off. Probably something that could be worked around with a little time and effort, just like making the front right on my diesel simply took a little extra work to customize the kit to my needs. Basically it's a drop in kit for CCSB 2wd gas trucks, but I think it would probably work on all of the trucks if the installer is confident in making the necessary adjustments.

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Thanx the dim between the two sizes is very little...

I have some 20 x 9 multi spoke headed to the hydrodipper for carbon fiber finish...

Thanx for the reply...

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That looks gorgeous !!! No good for 4 wheel drive?
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That looks gorgeous !!! No good for 4 wheel drive?
Thanks man.

They say 2wd only on the kit
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Absolutely.

That stinks. Maybe soon.
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Absolutely.

That stinks. Maybe soon.
Well, they also say Gas only and acted like I was an idiot when I asked them about the Diesel. . .and it's clearly a successful installation on my diesel. So, I wouldn't take their word on 2wd only. I think it would work on a 4wd but the problem I expect is that you can't do the full lowering on the front due to halfshaft angles. That wouldn't be a problem except that the rear is 4" ONLY so it would sit lower than the front without customization of the shackles in the rear. If they would just make the rear adjustable I think the kit would fit absolutely any of the trucks.
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