1988 to 1998 GMC & Chevy 1500 2WD Regular Cab Complete Lowering Kit

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Belltech Suspension Lowering Kit Selection Tool

Our lowering selection tool for the 1988 to 1998 GMC & Chevy 1500 2WD Regular Cab Complete Lowering Kit By Belltech. Each kit can be selected with or without either Belltech NitroDrop 2 shocks, or Belltech Street Performance shocks.

It is time to lower your 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 GMC / Chevy 1500 2WD Regular Cab Truck.

The Lowering Kit is available in the following configurations.

The rear can be lowered by 2 inches using shackles while leaving the front at factory height.

The Economy 2/4 kit drops the front 2 or 3 inches using coils and the rear 4 inches using hangers and shackles.

The Deluxe 2/4 kit lowers the front 2 inches with spindles and the rear 4 inches using hangers and shackles. The advantage of using spindles is improved ride quality.

 The 4/6 lowering kit uses spindles and coils in the front to lower it 4 or 5 inches and a 6 inch flip kit and c-section in the rear

  • 1988 to 1991 Regular cab trucks usually have 1 inch thick rotors while the 1992 to 1998 models usually have 1.25 inch thick rotors. But this is not always the case. You can measure your rotor thickness in most cases without removing your wheels. Measure them through the holes in the rim.
  • 454SS models use a 12 bolt differential, most other 5 lug models use a 10 bolt differential.

1988 to 1998 GMC & Chevy 1500 2WD Regular Cab Complete Lowering Kit By Belltech

The most popular truck to lower ever. Period. I don't even need to look that one up. I just know it.

There were two different spindles on the 1500's. If the truck is a 1988-91 regular cab, not 454 SS, then use a spindle that takes a 1" thick rotor setup. The bearings and calipers are different, so if you get the wrong spindles it's not a matter of just going out and getting a different set of rotors. We have also seen the odd truck that should have the 1" rotors that actually has 1.25" thick ones. You can usually measure without even taking a wheel off.

In the rear is a standard leaf spring setup. A shackle will get you 2 inch drop, shackle / hanger combo gets you 4 inch drop and a flip kit will give you 6 to 7 inches. This is also the first generation that we have parts available to lower the 4x4's.