View Full Version : want to drop 4wd gmc sierra 4/6 drop? anyone help?
07-14-2010, 11:36 AM
i want to drop my gmc sierra 4/6 but it is 4wd. can i drop it that low? and is there a kit for dropping a 4wd truck? can anyone help me?
07-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Yes, there are several threads on here about dropping any 4wd truck. First we need to know the year and body style of the truck. On the 99-06 chevy trucks you can take out the lift blocks on the rear and do drop shackles and hangers for a total of 6" drop with a bolt in c-notch then just get some drop spindles and drop keys for the torsion bars (which I have two sets for sale) Then you'll be set to go with a 4/6. Its been done. On a 88-98 truck you just need the belltech drop keys for the front and a flip kit and bolt in c-notch for the rear and you're done. I have the belltech keys for sale also lol I just lifted mine back up. Give us a little more info on your truck
07-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Thanks for replying bigred2004... I have a 2001 gmc sierra regular cab 2 door.. Will my truck drive smooth after the drop? And could i go lower than a 4/6 drop, what i really want is a 5/7 drop but a friend of mine said that was to low for a 4wd truck..?
07-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Also all the things i need to drop my truck, is all the things i need in a kit? Would i have to buy a kit to specifically drop a 4wd truck. Because i want to use a drop kit, i want my truck dropped the right way
07-15-2010, 10:42 PM
you would also need the shim for the carrier bearing and i would do the first option shackles, hangers and spindles but most spindles require 17''+ wheels that would be the easiest and if your really mechanistically inclined than you should be able to get everything on in a weekend depending on the condition of your bolts and i would recommend getting new shocks and bump stops never mind on the carrier bearing shim you said it was a two door
07-15-2010, 11:28 PM
THANKS 02Z-71 I APPRECIATE IT.. TWO THINGS, RIGHT NOW I HAVE 16s ON MY TRUCK SO CAN I STILL GET THE SPINDLES? AND WHAT ARE BUMP STOPS? AND WHERE DO THEY GO? ARE U PLANNING ON DROPPING UR TRUCK??
07-15-2010, 11:35 PM
you can get the spindles but you wont have the clearance for the wheels they wont fit on the spindles and the bump stops are what keeping you from bottoming out on the frame and if you remove the blocks on the rear axle you will have to get new u bolts and what i would recommend is getting a set of used ones and cutting them down and putting them in the place of your stock ones so that way you will at least have some cushion between your leaf springs and rear axle housing. plus i would go a head and get new bushings and ball joints for the front end suspension and cotter pins you know the things that are only ment for a one time use that way you know your suspension is square and tight up front
07-15-2010, 11:42 PM
Ok.. I found a shop that said they could drop my truck 4/6 but i didnt get into detail about what they all would do to it because i got busy.. I was thinking about saving up and selling my truck and get a new body style chevy silverado 2 door but idk i wanna get more details from that shop
07-15-2010, 11:48 PM
honestly theres is no difference between the silverados and the sierra just a name and a few body panels the drive trains suspensions and the frames are all the same if you can do it i would say do it or if you have a buddy to help do that it will save you a lot of money or ask them if you can sit there and watch everything they do to make sure everything is don right and there is no corners cut.
07-15-2010, 11:51 PM
Yea but they get busy and i wouldnt kno how long it would take... Are u dropping ur truck?
07-16-2010, 12:08 AM
eventually have to get the money first hahaha and i will be doing a 4/6 on mine and you dont have to use a bolt in c notch now if you go lower than a 4/6 you will have to but in my opinion i wouldn't cut the frame cause thats where all your structural integrity is. its in the frame maybe not as much that far back but still.
07-16-2010, 12:09 AM
go here http://www.stylintrucks.com/ and you should be able to find most if not all the parts you will need to lower your truck
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