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Conversation: Question about fitment……..
I own a 2003 Chevy S-10 extended cab w/ the 4.3L V6. I was wondering if part # CS2321-1 will lower it more than 1″? Other manufacturers make you specify the 2.2 or the 4.3, because their springs lower the 4.3 more than the 2.2. Does your springs do the same thing? I really only want to 1″ lower since I already have a set of spindles installed. Your input to clarify this will be greatly appreciated.
2011/02/18 at 8:15 pm
Our coils were prototyped around the 4cyl “Iron Duke” engine which was the rage in the S-series trucks. Your trying to split a pretty fine hair here. Based simply on the weight difference between the 4cyl and the 6cyl you can expect the 6cyl to come down a little more. How much? Well it depends on the additional accessories for example do you have air conditioning? That compressor is pretty darn heavy! As a practical matter I think our 1″ spring would drop your S-10 around 1.25″ – 1.375″. Of course I could be wrong but if lets say it came down 1.5″ or more it is a fairly simple thing to use a thin spring shim to get back ride height. This is a very common trick to level both cars and trucks, a piece of rubber radiator hose with a 1/4″ wall thickness placed on the either end of the spring will get you about 1/2″ of ride height at the wheel. So in our example above the 1.5″ drop would become a 1″ drop. Its a cheap and effective to dial in ride height perfection