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Got a V6?

Submitted on 2012/06/16 at 9:17 am

Quick question…I am looking to lower my 2012 Silverado, which is a 2WD, regular cab, V6. I am most interested in your 4/6 drop, but am curious about the front dimensions. Other manufacturers claim that using the coil to lower is not affective with a V6 truck, that the front will sit higher than the rear. Since your kit uses controls arms to achieve the drop, will the stance be correct, even with a V6 engine?

JG

Submitted on 2012/06/16 at 3:43 pm | In reply to JG.

JG,

You are thinking correct! Because were not changing the coil spring you will get the full drop even with the V-6. The only reason you wouldn’t with the coil is because of the weight difference between the 6 and 8 cylinder engines. Thanks for your question!

Mark

4 Responses to Got a V6?

  1. I have a1996 chevy c15 v/6 IHave Hangers and Shackles Kit.For a4″ lower rear. I would like to ask if aCA2555l-3 Control Arms will better than Drop Spindles to lower the front 3″ thank you?

    • Jim,

      The control arm (CA2555L-3) will give you a 3″ drop using the factory coil spring. If you want to go with spindles, they will drop you 2″ and you would need to find a 1″ drop coil spring to use with the spindles to get 3″ in the front. Labor wise and cost wise the control arm is a better deal, but both will work fine! Hope this helps.

      Mark

    • John,

      A V-6 spring is the same as a V-8 spring with a slightly changed loaded lenght. The only reason to do this is because of the slight weight difference between a 6 and an 8 cylinder engine.

      Mark

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