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2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« on: 08/02/11 01:16 PM »

Okay so here is how my truck sits today. Which isnt good, what's the best lowering kit out there? Budget is around 500-800. Need it done soon.
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #1 on: 08/02/11 01:31 PM »

2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive ???
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #2 on: 08/02/11 01:43 PM »

Why? That looks awesome the way it is I wish mine looked that good. :E:
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #3 on: 08/02/11 02:09 PM »

I bit too high, would look good if it hard off road tires. 2 wd drive.
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #4 on: 08/02/11 02:20 PM »

I think Z66 Butch can help you with this.
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #6 on: 08/03/11 01:12 AM »

I always like Belltech, I would go with 2" drop spindles in the front and 3" drop springs with drop shock brackets in the rear. This will give you a good ride and come in at budget or even less if you are a good shopper. If you mess with your torsion bars much you can get a rough ride. You will need an alignment.....
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #7 on: 08/03/11 03:19 AM »

Do you have any links?
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #8 on: 08/03/11 07:03 AM »

Do you have any links?

Spindles:
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/lowering_spindles_by_belltech/1104000114_3350.aspx

Rear Springs:
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/pro_coil_springs_-_rear_-_2-qt-_-_3-qt-/2065/belltechb2623301-.aspx

OR if you may want to go lower in the future:
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/pro_coil_springs_-_rear_-_3-qt-_-_4-qt-/2065/belltechb2634324rearsuspension.aspx

Rear shock drop brackets:
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/shock_extensions_by_belltech/1104000114_3357.aspx

There are always coupons out there from Stylin Trucks, you should be able to get free shipping at least, search for them!

For my money Belltech rear springs ride the best!

Butch
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #9 on: 08/04/11 04:51 AM »

Still researching on lowering kits. How would air bags do compare to a lowering kit? Air bags that would only allow the truck to lift and maybe drop. Nothing to play with.
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #10 on: 08/04/11 06:07 AM »

Air bags are great however I don't think that you will get them with your budget. Bags, pumps hoses and someone with good experience installing them is expensive.......
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #11 on: 08/05/11 04:41 AM »

You are right it would be more like 2-3 G's. Okay so I found a local place that would sell/install DJM kit 3-3 for 700. What do you guys think?
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #12 on: 08/05/11 06:34 AM »

What Kit? Don't get talked into the lowering keys for that price. If it is the dropped control arms, I don't have any experence with them and would be interested to hear how they ride and how easy it can be aligned.

The parts that I linked for you (Belltech) are not hard to install. I am sure that you can do the rear yourself and most any good garage can do the front. Belltech rear springs have the best ride in other forums that I read.......
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #13 on: 08/05/11 02:58 PM »

Man those wheels are sweet, I'm thinking about getting those in the near future. What size r they??
My 08 sitts on 2/3 mcgaughys spindles in the front and djm springs in the back. But I get a nasty wheel hope on a reverse turn. I did this outside myself just paid to get a from alighment.
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #14 on: 09/26/11 01:51 AM »

Wheels are 24, I have some djm 3" springs but my truck bounces way too much. I'm thinking of going back to stock.
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Re: 2005 Avalanche LOWERING help
« Reply #15 on: 09/26/11 05:23 AM »

For a quality air bag install you're looking at closer to $4,000+.  Beltech and dim both offer different spring rates that can firm up the ride a little. Just stay away from their heavy duty drop springs unless you plan on towing a lot.
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