5/5 drop c10 help

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  1. 77c102door

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    hey guys i have a 77 c10 that im ready to do a lowering system on it. Im piecing part together and im just need some additional help. I do have aftermarket wheels on the truck and they are 15x8 in fronts and 15x10 weld draglites. not sure the backspacing on them. When i bought the wheels, the seller also gave me a set of 3inch lowering spindles for free. not sure the brand but i think he said belltech. now i was searching online and i found a seller that is selling cpp 2inch drop springs for 80 bucks. model number on the springs are fcs6102-2. as for the rears im going for djm 5in flip kit. My questions is that is it safe to use 2 inch drop springs with a 3 inch drop spindle or will i run into problems. I do know i might have to grind the lca for clearance with the drop spindles. has anybody done this setup, do u have to buy lowering shocks? need some feedback. thanks
     
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    You may not have clearance with that spindle with 15” rims. @R10C10 or @smoothandlow84 could give you a definitive answer.
     
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    the guy i bought the rims had the drop spindles on the truck with the rims and he said he drove it like that. The reason he selling the items is because hes daily driving his truck now and he put to factory specs
     
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    Ok not a lowered guy that’s why I tagged the 2 I did they are and have reliable setups.
     
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    shouldn't have a problem with that set up. you will need lowered shocks.
     
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    Thanks. i ended buying them and a grant steering wheel for 120 for both. all i need to buy is poly bushing for the control arms and the flip kit and then ill be ready to install them
     
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    any particular lowering shocks i should get?
     
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    don't have to buy djm shocks if you don't want to but at least this link gives you the collapsed and extended measurement of the shock size you need.
     
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    Get the black not the red unless you like squeaks then just get the red because they are pretty and squeak away. Lol
     
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    ya i was going to get black ones. another issue im probably going to get is my long tube headers. I bought summit long tube headers that i haven't installed yet. Now i think those headers are going to scrape like a mother
     
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    Like I said in another thread I have A body headers on mine the stay above the frame. Mines Bigblock and 4x4 not sure figment of SB A body headers on a 2 wheeler.
     
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    Your long tube headers should be fine. my truck is lowered 7" in the front with long tube headers and I hardly drag them.
     
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    I too have long tube headers, and even with the teuck bagged front and rear...I have yet to drag them...but give me time.
     
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    Thanks for ur guys posts, big help. I also bought Tejas steel double hump tranny crossmember which I'll probably install also
     

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