In some instances the hole may have to be located, marked using the new saddles as guides, and drilled prior to installing the sway bar. Use thread-locking compound on the studs. The lock nuts followed by the tie rod ends are threaded on far enough to reach zero-toe which is close enough to get the finished pickup to the alignment shop for exact alignment. Install the upper castle-nut and then repeat the process with the other spindle and brake assembly. We have compiled the best kits on the market and put them all in one place! As always they were more than happy to let me and my camera into the shop and invited me to watch one of these new systems being installed on a C10 chassis in real-time while I was at it. Remove the shaft from the lower arms, place the tapered sleeves over the control arm pins on the crossmember, lube the control arm bushings, and then lift the control arms into place, and with the acorn nuts toward the front, slide the shafts through the arm tapered sleeves and crossmember.
Slowing down to ten miles an hour to take a turn or braking half a mile from an intersection is a thing of the past. Available for preorder now, they will be shipping end of May. To the left is soft and to the right stiff. Align the upper spindle with the upper control arm ball joint stud and attach it while taking care not to tear the upper boot as well. So, rather than babbling on with info you can easily get by visiting the Total Cost Involved website www.
Total Cost Involved assemblies feature 12-inch rotors, Big-Bore calipers, and modular custom truck spindles all preassembled and ready to install. This setup is good for a full 2½-inch drop, thanks to the Modular dropped spindle and combined with a 2-inch drop coil spring, the front of my C10 should sit nice and low. To orient the assemblies right and left just make sure the steering arms point toward the front of the truck. The three washers installed first will set the arms near zero camber. We are your 1 source for McGaughys C10 lowering kits! Before installation it is very important to make sure the rack-and-pinion is centered. Install the rack onto the front of the crossmember and install the flat washers and Nyloc nuts on to the mounting bolts and tighten to 100 lb-ft. Starting with the vertical holes in the bottom of both framerails insert the bolts through the matching holes in the crossmember and snug them up to hold the crossmember snuggly in place against the frame.
The brackets fit over the outer crossmember mounting plates, so starting on one side, making sure the floorjack is still holding the crossmember in place, remove all the mounting bolts see why we suggested using regular nuts rather than the Nylocs , and place one of the upper control arm brackets with the higher control arm bung toward the front of the truck directly over the outer crossmember mounting plate and reinsert all of the mounting bolts. The Total Cost Involved installation directions have specific instructions on how to accomplish this correctly. Once the front frame is accessible the first steps are unbolting and removing the original crossmember and suspension assembly. The rebound adjustment knob is located at the top of the shock. Position the spindle onto the lower ball joint being careful not to tear the ball joint boot and thread the castle-nut on finger tight. The frame used here had been equipped with a sway bar originally so the sway bar saddles were attached using the original holes. McGaughys C10 Lowering Kits Ready to drop your C10 with a McGaughys C10 lowering kit? Here the split sway bar bushings are lubed, attached to the sway bar, and slid into the mounting saddles.
Start by installing the mounting studs in the bungs on the control arm brackets. The bolts can now be inserted into the top three holes of the control arm plates and the horizontal lower bolts through the crossmember from front to back. . The sway bar was then bolted in place on the bottoms of the framerails forward of the rack-and-pinion. We offer kits for your 1960-1987 C10 trucks! Thread a cap washer and Nyloc nut on each link just tight enough to compress the bushings to about half their thickness. What used to be a nice, soft riding truck became a bouncy, rough riding covered wagon.
The adds unprecedented adjustability to square bodies. By 1972, power steering, disc brakes, and even air conditioning were pretty standard modus operandi. Here you can see the crossmember, the inner support plates, and the engine mount brackets. The gain up to 7 degrees of caster with a complete kit that integrates a coil-over system and high travel springs with tubular control arms. But when it came to modifying the original components in the form of, say, lowering it, there was a lot left to be desired. Add a flat washer to each and thread on the Nylocs and tighten, repeating the process on the opposite side. Next, slide three flat washers onto each stud and slide the upper control arm onto the studs making sure that the control arms are mounted with the ball joint positioned toward the back of the truck.
One end of each fit over the crossmember to be held by one horizontal bolt and the tops under the top of the framerail and aligned with the front two mounting holes of the control arm bracket. They are side specific so make sure the sway bar mounting bungs are toward the front of the truck with the ball joint stud facing up. The locking collar on the threaded end of the body is locked by an Allen-head bolt that must be loosened before height adjustments are made and locked back down before being put under vehicle weight. We have a McGaughys C10 drop kit for everyone from mild to extreme! The geometry changed as did the ride quality. The engine mounts are right and left specific, make sure they align with the front two holes of the control arm bracket.
In this case the install was performed on a bare frame to aid in clear photography, the install can be done with your front sheetmetal in place with the engine and trans out , but totally exposing the front frame will make the job a heck of a lot easier. The RideTech shocks are both height and rebound adjustable. Install the mounting bolts and flat washers through the rack mounting holes and slide the machined spacers onto the backside of the rack. Adjustability options let you tailor the system to create the performance desired, so your truck can handle those corners and curves like a sports car. . . .
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