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First off, sorry if there is a thread on this, I searched with no luck.

 

I have recently purchased a 2020 gmc elevation crew cab and installed belltech drop spindles with rear drop shackles (2/2) but would like to drop 4" in the rear. I cant seem to find a 4" kit yet. Has anyone come up with a solution or know of a company who builds one? I have contacted Belltech direct and they have no plans on making a 4". Not sure that I want to c notch a truck with 1100km on it for the 6" Maybe its just not possible on this body style? 

 

P.s. This is my first gm product and first time lowering a pickup truck. 

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1 hour ago, HayaCruza said:

That kit was listed as coming soon. But my email returned by belltech says otherwise. Not sure why?

 

I hadn't thought of using bags to add the 2" of lift with the 6" drop. And wasnt sure you could get a +2" shackle. The factory one is fairly short as is. 

 

Again I am fairly new to lowering a pickup. It's just something I have always wanted to do. If anyone has any good sources for info I'd appreciate it. YouTube channels etc

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1 hour ago, HayaCruza said:

Flip kit install.

They have another video for the Beltech Shackles.  The shackles have a lot of holes, wonder if the could be used for lift as well.

 

Thanks, I have watched this install. He does say he bottomed out a few times driving around. It may be the route I need to take in order to achieve the proper stance. Worst case scenario is I put the notch in. I am more concerned if I were to get in an accident lets say rear ended how my insurance would feel about a notch kit in the frame? 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Liehtw8 said:

Thanks, I have watched this install. He does say he bottomed out a few times driving around. It may be the route I need to take in order to achieve the proper stance. Worst case scenario is I put the notch in. I am more concerned if I were to get in an accident lets say rear ended how my insurance would feel about a notch kit in the frame? 

 

 

Don’t know about the bolt in notches but when I did a welded in notch in my old S10, it was much stronger.  Basically I change it from C-channel frame to full boxed frame just smaller.

 

If you are unsure about the strength of the frame after the notch then don’t do it.  Your safety is far more important than what the insurance will say.

 

If you are pushing it back up with shackles or bags, you may not need it.  He had a full flip kit at 6”.

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The problem is even if you can find a 2" lift shackle there still will be very limited travel in the rear. If someone made a good set of 2" dropped leaf springs along with a 2" drop shackle that would keep the rear under the leaf spring and the rear would still have decent travel.

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