2007 to 2013 GMC & Chevy 1500 2WD Regular, Extended or Crew Cab Lowering Kit By Belltech

2007 to 2013 GMC & Chevy 1500 2WD Regular, Extended or Crew Cab Lowering Kit

BellTech
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Belltech Suspension Lowering Kit Selection Tool

Our lowering selection tool for the 2007 to 2013 GMC & Chevy 1500 2WD Regular, Extended or Crew Cab. Each kit can be selected with or without either Belltech NitroDrop 2 shocks, or Belltech Street Performance shocks.

Lowering your 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013 GMC / Chevy 1500 gives it a new look and a cool feel.

The Lowering Kit is available in the following configurations. With the front at factory height the rear can be lowered by 2-inches with shackles. Spindles are used to drop the front 2-inches while shackles can bring down the rear by 3-inches. Drop the front 2-inches with spindles and then the rear by 4-inches with a flip kit and shackles. To go down 4-inches in the front and 6-inches in the rear, spindles, coils and a flip kit will get you there. To go down 5-inches on the front and 7-inches on the rear, you will need spindles, coils and a flip kit, but it is not recommended to go down that far.

Kit Notes:

  • If using spindles you must use at least a 17" wheel
  • Lowering the rear more than 4 inches requires shorter shocks
  • Front lift/lower struts can be found here

This 2007 to 2013 Silverado and Sierra 1500 series 2wd uses a front strut suspension. The strut holds the coil spring so that means that in addition to lowering them with a coil or knuckle, you can also lower them with a strut that has the coil mount relocated. In fact, BellTech struts come with spacers so that you can set your ride height from a 2-inch lower right up to a 2-inch lift. The advantage of this is that you aren't change the coil and firming up the ride and the struts are relatively cheap. The best option still is to replace the knuckle to keep the suspension geometry correct. If you want to lower the front more than 2-inches, then the spindle you want to use is part number 2511.

In the rear the front hangers are all welded on so if you want more than a 3" drop (Shackle and remove the factory block) then you need to use a flip kit. Flips are available with 4 to 7 inches of drop to achieve your desired stance. If lowering more than 5 inches you need to replace the rear shocks.