In most scenarios, the answer is yes. Certain situations require minor trimming of the lower control arm to clear a factory wheel. Depending on the amount of drop and the specific vehicle, using the factory wheel is acceptable, but often enough, a smaller tire will need to be installed to prevent rubbing issues within the inner fender.
The vehicle, amount of drop, components used, amount of axle travel, etc. will all play factors in towing, as will what you are towing and how heavy the load is. Using a Belltech Airjack kit will help aid in these situations.
First off, there are three different shock options available on these vehicles. These vehicles come with either the electronic adjustable “autoride”, the self adjusting large bodied “premium ride” or just your typical basic shock absorber. Belltech manufactures a different kit to work with each specific one.
#2508 will fit all ½ ton Chevrolet/GMC truck and SUV platforms Including 2wd, 4wd, and AWD from 99-06 as long as you are running a 17” dia. or larger wheel and tire combination.
Due to limited travel on these trucks, Belltech recommends that anything lowered more than 3” in the rear that it would be beneficial to c-section the frame.
No, due to a difference in the front spring hanger, these kits will only fit the short bed truck in either configuration of standard or extended cab.
To remedy this, use a Belltech coil spring spacer (part #4930), which installs on top of the coil spring on the driver side. It will help level the truck out.
If the truck is an extended cab model, you will need to install a Belltech part # 6202 which is a 3” block with a 2° taper built in to correct improper driveline angle. The thick end of the block should face the rear of the truck after being installed.
Yes, it is lowered 2” front and rear using the OEM lowered front coil and a rear lowered leaf spring.
There are two options of brakes on this generation of truck, a light duty and a heavy duty. Measure the thickness of the rotor to decipher which you have. If you have a light duty (1” thick rotor) use part # 3200, if you have the heavy duty (1 ¼” thick rotor) use part # 3100.
In some situations depending on the age, mileage, and overall condition of the truck, there may be some fatigue or “spring sag” which has occurred and changed the original ride height of the truck.
The possible cure for an uneven “set” on the 4” kit is to loosen the leaf spring and the shackle eye bolts, and torque the hardware to factory specifications while the truck is sitting on its wheels.
If the truck is an extended cab, a part #6607 should have been used. The proper driveline correction kit (part #4985) can be added to the part #6605 to cure the vibrations. Also, the rear axle shims should have the thickest part of the shim facing the rear of the truck.
These springs are designed with a specific driver and passenger side spring, They are identified by a stamping on the spring designating “D” for driver and “P” for passenger side.
The part # 2650 requires the use of a custom lower ball joint (part #2651) manufactured by Belltech. That does not cross reference to any OEM-style joint.
Yes! Belltech is the only manufacturer that does produce such a part. It is a part #2350 and it fits all 2wd models and cabs including the Lightning and Harley editions while also fitting the 97-02 2wd Expedition and Navigators. (Vehicles must run at least a 18” or larger wheel and tire combo).