GMT900 NNBS Lowering FAQ

Discussion in 'Lowering Tech' started by 08RCSB, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. 08RCSB

    08RCSB I don't have a truck.

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    I wanted to put together a comprehensive list of lowering your NNBS truck.


    REAR OPTIONS

    1'' - Remove your OEM lift block. You have enough threads on your stock U-bolts do to this

    2'' - Use a lowering shackle. I prefer Mcgaughy's or Belltech because they use an OEM style bushing that won't squeak like DJM. DJM uses poly bushings that are infreior

    3'' - Combine 1'' and 2'' options

    4'' - Combine a flip kit (again I prefer Mcgaughy's or Belltech over DJM, much better design) with a lift hanger. Mcgaughy's makes quality ones. Set the lift hanger to 3''. This combines a 7'' flip kit (drop) with a 3'' hanger (lift) and it nets 4'' of drop.

    5'' - Same as the 4'' option, but move the hanger up to 2''. This nets 5'' of drop

    6'' - Same as 5'', but add a short (lift) shackle.

    7'' - Use stock shackle, hanger with a flip kit

    8'' Same as 7'', but add a drop shackle set at 1''

    9'' - Same as 7'', but add a drop shackle set at 2''

    **Anything over 7'' will require a notch**


    FRONT OPTIONS


    For the front, personally, I like a combination of drop spindles and Belltech drop struts or Mcgaughy's coil relocators.

    • For spindles, I like either Mcgaughy's or Ground Force. Belltech drop spindles are taller than stock which can create camber problems

    1'' - Use belltech struts or Mcgaughy's relocators set at 1''

    2'' - I prefer spindles for this

    3'' - Combine the spindles with struts or relocators set at 1''

    4'' - Combine the spindles with struts or relocators set at 2''

    5'' - Use a 2'' drop spring on BT struts set at 1'' along with a 2'' spindle

    6'' - Use DJM 4'' arms with a 2'' spindle



    If you're having problems aligning (camber specifically), I recommend SPC alignment busings and/or cams. You may have camber problems starting at 4'' and definitely want to order these if you plan on the 5'' option Bushings Cams

    The cams are a little easier to install because you don't have to press them in.





    SHOCKS

    I like belltech street performance shocks. Anything from 4'' and lower in the rear is going to need new shocks.




    If you have any questions, PM me.
     
  2. 08Chevy

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  3. 08RCSB

    08RCSB I don't have a truck.

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    Yes.
     
  4. 08Chevy

    08Chevy Guest

    Those mother fuckers. I seriouslly want to burn the fucking place down now for telling me they wont work.
     
  5. ckfarrell32

    ckfarrell32 Just got sharted

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    So you can go 6/9 without a notch?
     
  6. 08RCSB

    08RCSB I don't have a truck.

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    Can you? Probably.

    Should you? Fuck no.
     
  7. 08Chevy

    08Chevy Guest

    Word. I'm 4/7 and need a notch.

    120 for the kit installed and alignment.
     
  8. ckfarrell32

    ckfarrell32 Just got sharted

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    Okay lol. Gonna go 4/7 then!
    :happeh:
     
  9. 08Chevy

    08Chevy Guest

    Get helper bags dude. I'm telling you now.
     
  10. ckfarrell32

    ckfarrell32 Just got sharted

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  11. CUB

    CUB Well-Known Member

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    Lol shad. No notch or Helpers for us rcsb owners :big_banana_dance:

    But no backseat for us :foreveralone:
     
  12. TXGraphix24

    TXGraphix24 New Member

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    Does anyone have a RC NNBS that does ride good? I hear alot of people with cc's say there 5/8 rides like stock. i have a 4/7, extenders and helpers, and it fucking sucks. Is it just the short body, and cant take the impact? Or what? I havnt talked to one person with a lowered RC that has a decent ride.
     
  13. GCncsuHD

    GCncsuHD ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

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    Shorter wheelbase always makes the ride seem rougher, the slightest bump pitches the entire truck more than a longer wheelbase would. Not to mention it weighs significantly less, which means less inertia, or resistance to the movement.

    Let me tell you though, a CCLB, seems to be just the wrong wheelbase to perfectly catch the seams in concrete paving and bridges
    :facepalm3:
     
  14. 08RCSB

    08RCSB I don't have a truck.

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    What shocks do you have again?
     
  15. CHAGO

    CHAGO Member

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    are the NNBS still sitting 2" higher in back than in the front like the older models? I need to level mine out..
     
  16. GCncsuHD

    GCncsuHD ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

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    Extended and Crew cabs do, regular cabs are a little higher in the rear, almost 3"
     
  17. CHAGO

    CHAGO Member

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    cool. mines a CC... thanks.
     
  18. Andrew.

    Andrew. :hnnng:

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    RCs have INCREDIBLE rake. The stock ones I see rolling around, I dont understand how the drivers are even comfortable in them.
     
  19. CUB

    CUB Well-Known Member

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    :rofl2:
     
  20. 08Chevy

    08Chevy Guest

    HOLY SHIT CHAGO WTF ARE YOU DOING OVER HERE? lol. You spying fool?
     

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