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Strut cup setup for 1”

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    Hey what’s up guys, I’ve lowered my caddy 2” with spindles but I’m still at 34.5 height in front and I want to go another inch down. I’m thinking going the strut cup route and need to know how many rings should I use for a 1 inch drop?


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    No rings is the full 2" drop

    One ring is a 1.5" drop

    Both rings is a 1" drop
     
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    Is there anywhere I can buy just the rings?


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    I'm assuming you're talking about the McGaughy's stuff. Maybe McG or one of their distributors would sell them separately? Or, see if you can find someone that used them for the full 2" drop and would sell you their rings. All they are is plate steel, about 1/4" thick, cut into a donut shape. So, if you have a hook-up at a steel fab shop, machine shop or anyone with a plasma cutter, some rings could be made very easily and cheaply. Actually, if you need to have a different amount of drop on one side versus the other, you could use a thinner or thicker steel for the rings to fine-tune the drop. Pretty much all GM trucks are lower on the driver's side so this would be a way to level it. The general rule is that you will net twice the thickness of the spacer's thickness. This is why a 1" thick lift spacer for these rigs lifts 2". A 1/4" thick spacer ring for the strut cup will give you about 1/2" of lift. Or, in your case, you'd say 1/2" less drop to net 1.5" drop from the 2" strut cup drop. A ring made from 1/8" steel would lift it about 1/4", etc. You could have one of the McG rings milled down if that'd be a cheaper option than having some made from scratch.
     
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    Thank you iamdub, that is some knowledgeable info.
    Great idea on the rings as far as leveling each side, I had no idea that the driver side was lower then the passenger side from factory.


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    It's been a thing for decades- known as the "Chevy Lean". This, and because not every vehicle, even if the same make and model sits the same from the factory is why they should be measured before and after any suspension mods are done.
     
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    Your def. correct. Now if only I can find anyone who’s willing to sell me 2 rings that would be perfect. . Anyone ?


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