View Full Version : My 99 ccsb
11-23-2011, 10:29 PM
just wanted to post some pics of my crew cab, I had a 2door tahoe that I sold and got this 99 its got a 5.7, 4el80,power everything, 115,xxx miles
this is with it dropped on 8 lug stuff old paint and chevy grill
started the update and 5 lug swap this summer...
changed the grill and smothed the bumper and lowered the front alittle more...
the billet wheel is still there but the silver pedal covers are gone.......
11-24-2011, 06:52 AM
Lookin good. If I wasn't so partial to my 2 door Tahoe I would be looking for one of these, they are so nice lowered.
11-24-2011, 07:14 AM
11-24-2011, 10:19 AM
The 5 lug conversion and the changes to the front end... so worth it!!!!
11-24-2011, 10:29 AM
11-24-2011, 01:39 PM
and tweaks your right those two changes gave the truck a nicer look
11-24-2011, 03:32 PM
Siiick...makes me miss my 97 ccsb
11-24-2011, 04:13 PM
11-24-2011, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the pics we need to see more about this build. I have a question about the 5 lug conversion, I picked up an identical truck like yours 1999 GMC black 3/4 ton crew tan leather full load 2 wd short box. I have been collecting parts to do the 5 lug conversion and drop. So my question is when you did the 5 lug swap for the rear did you just swap out the rear end, did you leave in the 3/4 ton leaf pack? Now for the front some guys like the tubular looking A-arms and redrill them for 1/2 ton ball joints. Which way did you go? What about the front calipers do they just bolt up to the 1/2 ton spindles? Sorry about all the questions it sure looks like it can all be done. Thanks for your help. Truck looks awesome.
11-24-2011, 06:48 PM
OK stupid question - why go through all the trouble of the 5 lug conversion? Seems like the benefit of the larger brakes and rear end would be a plus.
11-24-2011, 09:18 PM
when u did the front end swap what all did u need can u use all your chevy lights with the gmc grill
11-24-2011, 10:41 PM
i did the swap to run the coy wheels in the pic, and most 8 lug styles I found didnt have the look or offset I needed to ride low, not to say there not out there it was just my choice.
i used a rear end out of a 1997 xcab 1500 pulled the overload spring and the one right under the main and that was it i didnt swap my leafs, used a 1/2 ton flip kit and shock extenders and a notch and air bags for leveling and drop shocks
in the front I used a 1500 upper arm, 1/2 ton drop spindle, stock 2500 lower arm, 2inch drop coil, 1997 1500 rotors and bearings, and the stock 2500 abs sensor, pads and calipers, and drop shocks
hope this helps out.
the truck is just for crusing and some daily driving, it not for towing or performance, so for me the swap was for the looks more than anything
If I needed the truck for other resons I would have left it stock. The wow factor for me is the crew cab short bed part of the truck, If I could have found a centrion convertion 1500 I would got that but this can up so I worked with what I have.
as far as the grill, the head lights and running lights all swapped over the corner lenses were diffrent
11-25-2011, 04:20 AM
Thanks for answering my questions slvrhoe. I had done some of my homework but it is nice to talk to someone who has actually done the swap. It looks so cool, I can't wait to start tearing mine apart. Thanks again. I may have some more questions down the road. Keep up the good work.
11-25-2011, 08:48 AM
BADASS :rocking: And Rob Let me Know when you wanna start, If I can get the time to come up and help you I will forsure.
11-26-2011, 08:26 PM
when u had it droped on the 8 lug stuff what was ur set up and how much of a drop was it and what size wheels
11-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Hey slvrhoe, I can't quit looking at the truck pics, I think the truck looks clean specially with the G.M.C. grill conversion and the smoothie bumper. I have an other question when you swapped out the 1/2 ton rear end did you have to get a conversion universal joint going from the 3/4 ton driveshaft to the 1/2 ton rearend yoke or does the original one work? How about the steering components I'm guessing they are all compatible also, correct? Thanks.
11-27-2011, 10:25 AM
with 8 lug stuff it had 22x10's that rubbed bad, 3inch spindle, 2inch coil
rear had a 3/4 ton flip kit stock spring pack
Nevr2lo your right I forgot about that its a convertion ujoint I got from napa 14bolt to 10bolt, its a common ujoint with the 4x4 guys
........and when I hit 50post it will be posted in another section on the board.........
11-27-2011, 10:26 AM
and steering didnt change
11-27-2011, 11:14 AM
What spindles did u use i cant find any for a 2500. Just 1500 and 3500 dually
11-27-2011, 02:52 PM
I hope it won't be the for sale section!?!?
11-27-2011, 04:09 PM
The 2500 and 3500 i think use the same spindle, i still have mine
and nvr2lo that is the one... for sale section
11-28-2011, 06:56 PM
Very nice truck!
11-28-2011, 07:08 PM
12-03-2011, 10:32 AM
Eh slvrhoe i got another question for you. You mentioned in your write up that you swapped the upper a-arms to the 1/2 ton ones so the lowers you kept stock? Did you have to at least swap the lower ball joints to the 1/2 ton ones or the 3/4 ton ones are the same? Thanks
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