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4/6 belltech lowering kit seems wrong after install!

Discussion in 'Lowered & Street Systems' started by 2square, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. 2square

    2square Junior Member

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    Hey guys, I posted recently asking for help picking a lowering kit... I found the belltech 4/6 and from what I've seen it's what I wanted. I have recently installed it( see pictures). It has done as advertised and frankly I love the way it looks but.... It has leveled out the body line along with lowering but beacuse the the rear wheel well has an extra inch of metal below the body line it gives the illusion it's reverse raked.. my question is how would you guys solve this? Or should I just leave as is? The back wheels tuck just has I wanted but there is a gap on the front wheels to fender? Can I do something to fix this issue or should I leave it? The other picture is not my truck but what I'm looking to achieve for a look. What do you guys think?

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  2. DoubleDingo

    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    I prefer the stock rake. If you want it level but have more rear tire reveal I think you need to cut the openings bigger/taller to look more like the front. If you want it raked, Raise the back up 2 inches for a 4/4 lowering.
     
  3. animal

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    If the back is where you want it I would look at an additional 1 to 2 inches in front. Either a lower front spring or Cut 1/2 to 1 full coil to drop the front a little more. I would possibly give it a couple of weeks of driving just to let everything settle out before I did anything.
     
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    Lower the front more. This is why I prefer not to use 1" drop springs. Most of the time they raise the truck up over a worn out factory spring.
     
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    To me it looks like you have a much smaller tire on the rear compared to the front causing the gap.
     
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    I'd do as stated, and drop the front another inch, or raise the rear an inch somehow.
    I'm with you though. I leveled my 2015 silverado Z71, and I like the look, as long as I have less than 100 lbs in the truck. That's not much, and then it looks a big goofy. That's why I'm adding air bags this spring.
     
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    Is there a saggy-bottom club...lol...
    There's clubs for everything else, should be one for saggy rear vehicles with their headlights pointed high to the sky :happy107::happy175:
     

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