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Re: Ultimate Static Drop FAQ, How To's, Part #s and Helpful Info

I have a z85 with a 3 inch cut coils in the front and 3 inch drop blocks in the rear......if i use the belltech ball joints and 3" drop leafs in the rear....am i going to have major problems? Will i be too low? Will i need to get "notched?" what is that and how much does that usually cost? Do i have other options? I already bottom out occasionally, id think with 3 more inches id constantly bottom out
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how do you have yours slammed so low?

I have these shocks on there, plus the 2" balljoints. So a little more than 3" in the front. Sure it's low, but there's a price to pay in ride quality, at least with MY setup. I know there's guys out there who give these shocks rave reviews, and maybe I just have the wrong spring in there?

Like I said, these shocks will drop you an inch, but just don't expect not to have rubbing issues.


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I have a z85 with a 3 inch cut coils in the front and 3 inch drop blocks in the rear......if i use the belltech ball joints and 3" drop leafs in the rear....am i going to have major problems? Will i be too low? Will i need to get "notched?" what is that and how much does that usually cost? Do i have other options? I already bottom out occasionally, id think with 3 more inches id constantly bottom out

"Too Low" is just going to depend on you own personal tastes. Some guys like it slammed, some like it lowered, some just want a subtle change, etc. Looks like the setup you're thinking about would put you around 5/6 which is pretty darn low on a Z85! lol You're deffinatly gonna have rubbing issues up front and real bad axle slapping if the thing isn't already just riding on the bumpstops. C-notching is almost a given when going that low, it just makes a world of difference in ride quality. I'm not sure what the cost would be to install one but the notch itself should only be between $50-$75. Mine is custom but I still paid $50 for all the metal and for it to be cut.

If you're interested in going that low, PM rrcn on here. He's that low on a Z85 and his truck is bad freakin a s s!!!

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Re: Ultimate Static Drop FAQ, How To's, Part #s and Helpful Info

I restored the part numbers that I posted before. I will add the qa1 info and double check some of the newer part numbers real soon.

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Ok so with a z85, 3 inch coils+2 inch ball joints in the front and 3 inch drop blocks+3 inch drop leafs in the rear......throw in a 2" c-notch and a flush crossmember.........will I need shocks other than my stock ones?
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I honestly don't think shocks will help. LOL You could try the Belltech Street Performance ones and see how much better it is. Those are pretty much your only option as far as replacement drop shocks.

If you notch the rear, you won't even need shocks period. I'm rocking the stock shocks out bach with my notch and there's no reason to get drop shocks because I'll never get anywhere near hitting the frame ever again! haha So the worn out stockers with 85K on them do just fine.

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Has anyone done a write up for installing ball joints/drop leafs? Also would I need to notch anywhere else or trim my bump stops or anything?
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I'm not sure on the write ups, you'll have to search around. But the install on those parts is pretty simple for anyone that's mechanically inclined. Or if you had specific questions, there are tons of people that would help ya out!

And on the bumpstops, the rears will be gone after the notch anyway LOL, but you might need to trim the fronts a little bit. Or possibly take them out all together and see how the ride is. If it's not that bad then just leave them out. I took mine out and I have tons of room under there...

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Could I install, then notch it? Or do I have to notch before the drop? So I dont need to notch above my pumkin like that one guy did?
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It doesn't matter, dealers choice! If you wait till after the drop to notch it, then you'll have to put up with the horrible ride untill you do get it notched. But if you were gonna drop it, then notch it like....the next day or so, even a week, then it wouldn't be that bad.

And I would go ahead and notch that bed brace above the pumpkin while you have the bed off, just in case. You'd be kicking yourself in the ass if you got everything all put back together only to find out that you should've notched the brace and then had to take the bed back off!! hahaha

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I would highly recommend new shorter shocks. Shocks not only give you ride comfort, they also give you better control and stability. Unfortunately there isn't any really good way to show you how the ride is with good shocks compared to bad shocks. Ron (The Wolf!) went for a ride in my truck and I specifically asked him to take me down the roughest roads in his area. We came up on and uneven part of the road where there was a significant drop and he said he could not go over 20 mph without bottoming out hard and bouncing. I hit it at about 45 mph and cruised over it trouble free. You can see a bunch of gouges in the road from everyone scraping. We didn't bottom out, scrape or even bounce.


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So which shocks do you reccomend? The qa1's?
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Re: Ultimate Static Drop FAQ, How To's, Part #s and Helpful Info

Those are what I'd go with, but that's alot of scrilla....lol So I'm stuck with these belltech shocks for now.

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Re: Ultimate Static Drop FAQ, How To's, Part #s and Helpful Info

I had a choice between the QA1s and the Belltech coilovers. I chose the QA1s because they have adjustable dampening which will allow you to dial-in your ride. They are priced about the same as Belltech's set. However, you will have to modify your truck to accept the QA1 coilovers. It's laid out in my review.


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just ordered the GroundForce 2/3 kit for my canyon, anyone have it? i had groundforce on my lightning and they rode great, but have since opted for bags and pavement.

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Why does the GroundForce kit say 5-cyl specifically? Nobody else specifies an engine with their kits. They also don't include new shocks. Isn't that a problem?

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Next question:

Does anyone have pics of their lowered CREW cab with stock wheels still on it? I am gonna do suspension BEFORE wheels and will have to roll on the stockers for at least another year, so I'd like to see how they look.

I'll probably be rolling BFG Radial T/A tires on the stock wheels, probably 235/70-15.

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Here's mine on the stock wheels

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Xtreme wheels don't count :)

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the drop shocks...are they just new shocks for when you lower your truck or do they actually drop the truck?

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The Belltech 25005 0"-1" drop shocks will actually lower the front of the truck up to 1"


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