When you think about lowering your Sport Truck or SUV, historically the most overlooked component is the shock absorbers, with many Sport Truck or SUV owners simply leaving the factory units installed as a “good enough” after thought. However, when you lower your Sport Truck or SUV, many of the components that you will use reduce the effective travel of the shock absorbers and can render your OEM shock absorbers virtually useless. This results in not only poor ride quality and reduced driving enjoyment, but a large safety concern. The first time you need to perform an emergency maneuver like swerving to avoid a child, animal or another vehicle on the road, you will quickly find out exactly what Belltech mean. Excessive body roll and an incredible amount of front lean on braking, and rear dip on acceleration are all effects of a shock absorber (or more appropriately named damper) that is not working correctly as it is out of its element or operating range. You have effectively tied the dampers hands behind its back, not enabling it to do its job and control or dampen the movements of the suspension. Belltech’s parent company KW automotive is a world leader in shock absorber technology and is relied upon for their expertise in suspension tuning by some of the world’s most demanding OEM and Aftermarket companies such as the ACR Viper team at Chrysler, Mercedes AMG, Novitec Ferrari, and Hennessey Motorsports. KW automotive engineers in conjunction with Belltech Engineers have spent countless hours designing and tuning a complete new line of shock absorbers exclusively engineered for Belltech Sport Truck, SUV and Muscle Car applications.
Belltech Nitro Drop 2 Shock Absorbers The completely new designed Nitro Drop 2 shocks bring a high performance blend of internal valve technology and state of the art construction at a price never seen before for your vehicle. OEM replacement with performance characteristics Cavitation free valve train avoids air from decreasing the shock absorbers effectiveness Dust boots and OE style rubber bushings offers maximum durability
Belltech Street Performance Shock Absorbers Our engineers focused their attention on tuning the low speed compression characteristics of this shock absorber, which is responsible for controlling your Sport Truck or SUV’s pitch and roll, dive and squat to help keep you confident and in control. The “Progressive” rebound tuning will complement large aftermarket wheels, keeping the ride smooth but firm and in control. The ultimate in Premium Street Performance solution Vehicle specific applications Oversized Construction provides additional damping control 15mm piston rod, 35 mm piston and a 55 mm shock body Internal Teflon coated bushings and piston seals avoid metal to metal contact,provides lowest possible friction resulting in long lasting performance Increase in handling and performance at maximum comfort
When lowering your truck or SUV, many things on your vehicle can change and be put out of their operating range, causing unwanted issues such as: Incorrect Wheel Alignment, Increased tire wear, Driveline Shudders/Vibrations, Not to worry, Belltech has you covered with its line of Front End alignment kits and Driveline Alignment Kits and Pinion shims.
Front End Alignment Kits
Belltech alignment kits provide you the solution for all of your alignment needs. A typical Belltech front end alignment kit will consist of new “cam” eccentrics for the upper control arms which provide increased range of adjustment (typically up to 2 degrees) above and beyond what is offered from the factory.
Driveline Alignment Kits
Driveshaft Spacer - Universal Pinion Shims - Center Carrier Bearing Kit If more adjustment for proper rear driveline angle is required, then Belltech Driveline Alignment Kits are your solution. A combination of: Driveshaft Spacers Engineered Application-specific aluminum spacers allow for angle correction of the driveshaft. Pinion Shim Kit Two wedge-shaped shims with ranges from 1 to 6 degrees New spring center bolts and nuts Center Carrier Bearing Kit Adjustable bracketry that allows for fine tuning of the carrier bearing position to your vehicles specific needs. Belltech Driveline Alignment Kits can help make your driveline problems are a thing of the past.
Do you want your Sport Truck or SUV lowered right the first time? With all the parts and pieces you need to achieve not only the look you WANT, but the alignment, and performance and safety you NEED? Belltech Complete Lowering Kits are the answer. Belltech engineers have reviewed the most popular setups for each Sport Truck or SUV in Belltech application range and developed the Belltech Complete Kit Line to simplify your purchase. These complete lowering kits are your all in one box solution providing you with all the necessary parts to lower your truck. Made up of a variety of combinations of Belltech individual lowering components as well as all the installation and alignment pieces necessary to achieve the listed lowering, choosing your kit has never been simpler.
Need the ultimate in handling and ride height tuning? Belltech Coilover systems by KW are the answer, providing complete height adjustable replacement shocks and springs in an application specific complete coilover unit. Belltech Coilover systems by KW offer a complete solution for the front end of your Sport Truck or SUV consisting of two threaded body performance dampers in either stainless or mild galvanized steel featuring independent compression and rebound dampening (on some applications) combined with matched performance springs, dust boots and bump stops.
One of the most notable improvements you can make to your Sport Truck or SUV is the addition of Belltech Anti-Swaybars. The reduction of the boat-like body roll not only creates a more confident driving feel, but by keeping the body flat in turns and during emergency maneuvers increases the safety factor as well. Incorporating 20 plus years of design experience, Belltech Anti-Swaybars are designed to improve handling and steering response by minimizing body roll while not affecting ride quality. Belltech Anti-Swaybars are manufactured from cold formed solid steel and use swedged ends for their superior strength and reliability. All Belltech Anti-Swaybars include high grade mounting hardware, polyurethane bushings and are powder coated brilliant silver for a lasting finish.
Belltech Lowering Coil Springs have been engineered to provide the visual lowering you are looking for with the OEM quality that you have come to expect from Belltech. Unlike many other offerings on the market, Belltech specializes in not only ride comfort and quality, but increasing the handling performance of your Sport Truck or SUV as well. Each coil is manufactured from chromium alloy steel and is wound, shot peened then powder coated to exact specifications to assure the proper ride height, ride quality and long life you have come to expect from Belltech products.
Belltech “PRO” Coils
Here is the situation. You do your research and figure out what lowering you want to match your wheel and tire combination, and install the kit. Now you are thinking that you really wanted another 1 inch lower on the front. What do you do? If you have a set of the Belltech “PRO” Coils in your kit it’s not a problem. This Belltech advanced lowering kit which includes Belltech‘s high quality coil springs and engineered vehicle specific upper spring or strut mount spacers allowing you to have 2 lowering height options with one purchase.
By recalculating the arch of the leaf spring and compensating with the appropriate spring rate through the latest manufacturing techniques, Belltech’s leaf springs are designed to easily lower the rear of your leaf spring equipped Sport Truck or SUV by up to 4 inches depending on application. All Belltech Leaf Springs are direct OEM replacements and come complete with high quality OEM style bushings.
Belltech Drop Spindles Since 1983 Belltech engineers developed one of the industry firsts that enabled the Sport Truck craze, the Belltech Drop Spindle. By relocating the wheel mounting point a.k.a. spindle pin higher on the spindle casting, Belltech engineers were able to provide a 2-3” lowering without affecting any other suspension or steering geometry, not even the shock absorber! Belltech Drop Spindles offer a 2 or 3 inch drop depending on the application, while improving handling and retaining factory ride quality. Belltech spindles maintain critical suspension geometry and eliminate excessive ball joint, shock and tire wear common to other methods of lowering. Each spindle is built from OEM grade high strength ductile iron, providing the structural integrity to meet and exceed all factory specifications and requirements.
Belltech Drop Ball Joints When GM introduced the successor to the wildly successful S-series platform, Belltech was the first on the scene. With the latest design techniques, Belltech engineers developed what this platform needed, the Belltech Drop Ball Joint. Belltech offers the only 2 inch lowering Drop Ball Joint for all 2WD Colorado/Canyon’s. Using the same ideology as the industry standard Belltech Drop Spindle, Belltech’s lowering Drop Ball Joint replaces the stock lower ball joint and relocates the upper ball joint position. The design allows the vehicle to retain the use of stock wheels without any clearance issues while providing the lowering needed. As you have come to expect from any Belltech product, factory suspension and steering geometry along with ride comfort is retained.
When a mild drop is just not enough, Belltech can bring the heat. Belltech Flip Kits provide dramatic lowering on the rear of your Sport Truck or SUV by relocating the rear axle of your truck from under to on top of the leaf spring.
Belltech Flip Kits Belltech Rear flip kits are engineered for each individual application, and manufactured with high quality steel and feature a durable powder coated finish and Grade 8 hardware. Belltech C-Notch are included in most Rear Flip Kits.
Belltech C-Notch Kits Belltech C-Notch Kits are bulletproof over-engineered frame modification and reinforcement systems that allow for additional compression or upward travel of your rear suspension, essential in limiting bottoming out. All Belltech C-Notch Kits are manufactured with heavy duty stamped steel contoured to match the factory frame rails. All kits feature a durable powder coat finish and the highest quality hardware using grade 8 fasteners. The best in the business. Period.
Belltech has developed the solution to correct many of the problems in the front ends of these vehicles, including the lackluster handling and performance of the factory McPherson Struts, utilizing the next generation valving technology of Belltech new Street Performance Shock line. In true Belltech style, the Street Performance Lift and Lowering Struts not only provide the performance and safety that you can only get from Belltech, but allow you to adjust the ride height of the front end by up to a 2” Lift to level out the factory front to rear rake, as well as all the way down to a 3” lowering in half inch increments with the same part! (Depending on application)
Lowering The Lift / Lower Strut enables you to lower your vehicle -2” in ½” increments (-3” for select applications), combine this with a shackle kit to provide you a lowered and level appearance. Or match it with a flip kit for that more aggressive lowered stance.
Lifting and Leveling The strut enables you to lift the front end of your vehicle +2” in ½” increments (+1” for select applications) Stock height replacement Strut!
OEM Replacement Use it as a replacement strut at stock height. The strut provides better handling characteristics at maximum comfort - the perfect complement to larger wheel and tire package for that added control.
On Mini Trucks with the rear axle on top of the leaf spring, Belltech Lowering Blocks provide an inexpensive, easy to install way to lower your Mini Truck by increasing the distance between the leaf spring and the axle, effectively lowering the vehicle. Belltech lowering block kits are manufactured of high quality extruded aluminum and come complete with blocks, u-bolts, Nyloc nuts and washers. The extruded aluminum process yields higher strength ratings when compared to cast or steel lowering blocks (or other methods of manufacturing). Lowering blocks are designed to lower the rear of your vehicle in 1,2 or 3 inch increments. Also available with built in 2 degree taper for drive line angle correction.
By engineering bracketry or replacement components (Belltech Shackles and Hangers) to reposition the front and/or rear leaf spring mounting points (spring eyes) you can simply and effectively lower your leaf spring equipped Sport Truck or SUV without changing the factory leaf spring. This allows you to retain OEM ride quality and possibly more importantly factory load capacity. At Belltech, offer both Belltech Shackles and Hangers as individual components as well as complete kits depending on your lowering requirements.
Shackle Kits Belltech Shackle Kits are designed drop the rear of your Sport Truck or SUV up to 2 inches. For some applications Belltech also offer a ½” lifting Shackle Kits. Belltech Shackle Kits are constructed from heavy gauge die stamped P&O steel to insure a perfect fit and superior quality. All shackles are powder coated and feature OEM quality silent bloc (rubber) bushings and that do not need maintenance unlike polyurethane.
Hanger Kits Belltech Hanger Kits are designed to lower the rear of your Sport Truck or SUV 2 or 3 inches while maintaining the OEM quality ride. Belltech Hanger Kits are constructed from heavy gauge die stamped P&O steel to insure a perfect fit and superior quality. All kits feature a durable powder coat finish and high quality hardware.
Belltech Shackles and Hanger Kits Belltech Shackles and Hanger Kits are designed to lower the rear of your leaf spring equipped Sport Truck or SUV by up to 5” depending on the application.
Belltech Airjack systems are an application specific supplemental air spring/air bag engineered to supplement your rear suspension to take additional load such as a trailer or any other additional cargo. Featuring up to 2500 lb heavy duty double-bellow Firestone air springs combined with application specific brackets that are die stamped from 1/4“ heavy gauge steel plate that is heliarc welded and powder coated for maximum durability. Combined with high pressure D.O.T. approved “Synflex“ airline hose secured with “Slip-N-Lock“ Teflon coated brass air fittings, along with all necessary grade 8 installation hardware Belltech Airjack kits deliver the bulletproof product experience you expect from the leader in sport trucks.
Air Jack Compressor Kit and Accessories
The optional onboard AirJack Compressor kit inflates your AirJack system from inside the comfort of your cab, eliminating the need to use an outside source for the ultimate in convenience.
Looking to lower you Torsion Bar frontend Sport Truck or SUV, well look no further Belltech Torsion Bar Keys have you covered. By re-indexing the center section of the Torsion bar key, your ride height is changed simply and effectively with Belltech Torsion Bar Keys. Belltech’s unique and industry first “broached” torsion bar keys are a direct OEM replacement and allow you the simplicity of lowering your torsion bar equipped Sport Truck or SUV approximately 1 to 3 inches, without sacrificing the overall ride quality. All Belltech Torsion Bar Keys are cast from high strength ductile iron and come powder coated for a lasting finish.