Lowered the front end with MacTrac Springs

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  1. smithl3

    smithl3 TYF Newbie

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    I wanted a slight drop in the front without going the spindle route again. I ended up getting a set of MaxTrac 1" lowering springs 251510-8 and cut down my auto ride links .400" in the front and that was the solution. There are detents in the factory auto rid link and I simply cut off the upper detent and used the lower detent and that worked fine. Getting the springs in was a different story, the front struts have an magneride connection that has to be removed in order to get the nut off the strut to replace the spring. That required a visit to two different local GM dealers to get that accomplished, but the job is done!

    I have NorcalSS's rear lowering kit in the rear and the MaxTrac springs in the front. The finder lip is ~34" front and ~35" rear now.

    I also got some new LED fog light bulbs and color matched the Bowties with some Avery brand (SW900-109-S GLOSS WHITE PEARL) vinyl wrap off of Amazon that matches extremely well!

    Check her out!

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    NathanJax Vacation Nathan Staff Member Supporting Member

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    looks good
     
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    Looks really good. Really like the stance of the slight drop, subtle, barely noticeable, and gets rid of the factory rake.

    Was there a particular reason you didn't want to go the spindle route in the front? How's it ride?
     
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    Thanks Guys,
    I had spindles on my older suburban and also my Silverado and the install was doable but a little more invasive. I had to cut the ball joint stems to allow for a 17" spare rim install and it kid of turned me off from them. I prefer installs that are backwards compatible where I don't loose capability in the future if someone wanted to put it back to stock. The ride is great, absolutely nothing noticeable off of stock. I don't have the spring rate info to give you but I have had this car for 6 months and I cant tell a difference in ride since the install.

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    How is the ride quality compared to stock
     
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    How is the ride quality compared to stock
     
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    Very well done!
     
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    He stated in the post above yours that it is basically the same as stock.
     
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    Looks great! Might follow your lead on the mods you did.
     
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    Very nice!
     

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