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Offline 79SWB

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Suspension after market front ends
« on: July 21, 2012, 01:03:47 PM »
I have a 79' Chevy short wide and I'm interested in replace my whole front suspension crossmember and all. so my question is how to find a manufacter that makes after market bolt in application my overall wants are to eliminate front end roll as we as to improve overall handling so lSo please help me find Oh yea I'm also planning on lowering it as much as I can to still put 20" rims

Offline zieg85

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Re: Suspension after market front ends
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 01:15:16 PM »
Welcome from NW Indiana, I am not "in the know" about lowering but a good front stabilizer bar from a C20 or C30 goes a long way in helping front end roll.  Many here have taken the rear stabilizer set ups from 1 ton Dually trucks and installed them on the rear of their C10.  I am sure you will get many opinions eventually.  It may be a bit slow at first due to the weekend.
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1986 C10 under construction

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Re: Suspension after market front ends
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 05:32:01 PM »
Welcome to the site..
Not being real sure exactly what your overall goals are, I just want to put this out there; Lowereing springs will be stiffer, the stock anti-sway bar is thick. You already have an IFS suspension with disc brakes. With a tight front end and thicker springs, new shocks, wider tires, etc. the front end is not bad at all. This describes my front end and I am really impressed with its handling ability.