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Old June 18th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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i have a coworker that asked me if i could help him level out his 2wd chevy but im not sure how the front end is set up. i see it has coil springs but i dont know much else. i think its a 96 or so. he wants it leveled out so it dosnt ride so nose down. can coil spacers be purchased or is it better to get new coils. i dont think he will need new shocks or brake lines because he just wants it riding at stock or maybe 1" over stock in the front. he needs about 2" to get what he wants. any pointers on how to accomplish this would be helpful.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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I just did coil spacers in one of those last week. The job was relatively painless, but the spring compressor didn't like the tight springs. The customer wanted his aluminum spacers put under the springs. It raised it up approx 2" and it did level it out nice. Will defiantly need a alignment after because the camber will be way out.

I think the biggest bitch of the job was getting the shocks out without screwing them up.
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any idea where to get spacers? or dimensions, i have access to a machine shop and have made coil spacers before.
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we can get them for you at the shop, I've sold a few set of them. Hosejockey put them in a 2wd 2500 last fall.
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The ones I did were like this.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 09:28 PM   #6
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we can get them for you at the shop, I've sold a few set of them. Hosejockey put them in a 2wd 2500 last fall.
and they were cheap and did the job perfectly

remember on those trucks a 2 inch lift spacer may only be 1 inch thick or so because of the way the control arm is.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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2wd... Make the rear match the front.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 04:06 PM   #9
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drop the rear simple and cheap
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You could look for different spindles too. That would give the lift and keep the steering geometry correct. Try looking for a 2wd lift kit and just don't put the rear in.
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I would go with the spindles or springs. Stay away from the ball joint spacers, not the best set up from what I have dealt with.
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