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Old 01-04-2018, 05:12 PM   #1
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There is tons of information on this site but the good threads grow to 20 pages and I get tired of searching

I just learned I need 16+ wheels if I want to get drop spindles. Being that I just purchased the truck I'll probably drop it in two stages. That way I can save up for spindles, blocks, wheels, and tires instead of trying to do it all at once.

So for now I'm planning to drop the front just and inch with the torsion bars and drill the front leaf spring brackets. (I don't like the idea of huge lowering blocks personally). Later I'll get wheels, tires, 2" spindles, and probably 1-2" blocks depending on how much I get out of the leaf spring relocation.

Questions:
Can I get the trucks alignment into spec with a 1" torsion drop?

Can I use the same shocks for the 1/2 drop as the 3/4; I need shocks NOW anyways?

What shocks; I was just going to use what belltech had?
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I can answer ur alignment question. It depends on so many factors, but u should be able to get very close
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Hi Krr,
I believe that the only size requirement for the Belltech spindles is larger than the stock 14" wheels.

I do know that on my truck the stock 14" *almost* fit. I know someone back in the days that had the Belltechs on a d21 with the 15" pathys for years with no trouble. It might be worth it for you to call Belltech support to confirm wheel size limits.

As for your other questions of can you get into spec with 1" drop on torsions...... I would guess that should be no problem.
Which shocks, I think the most common used on a lowered truck would be to use the 4x4 fronts and the rears from a quest from your preferred supplier. I did KYBs front and rear, but I went with the Pinto fronts because I wanted a little more drop than you are looking for.

Hope that helps you make some decisions, Oh and post up some pics when you get a chance.
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Thanks for the input thus far!

I have some KYB pinto shocks in my rock auto cart. I just need to decide on the rear; I'll look into the 4x4 stuff.

I'll post up some pictures once I actually have the truck, haha. I'm buying it from my father in-law so there's no real rush or pressing time limit. I just need it by the 22.
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Hi Krr,
I believe that the only size requirement for the Belltech spindles is larger than the stock 14" wheels.

I do know that on my truck the stock 14" *almost* fit. I know someone back in the days that had the Belltechs on a d21 with the 15" pathys for years with no trouble. It might be worth it for you to call Belltech support to confirm wheel size limits.
I do see where the website only says:
"M: Spindle will not work with 14" wheels."
I'll give em a call; I can't remember where I read 16" minimum. The truck has the 15" alloys for the year with new tires so I wouldn't mind wearing them out before looking for something else.
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