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Old 03-31-2021, 07:18 AM
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Hey guys, My Brother is looking to ditch the stock front and rear suspension on his factory frame 69 C10 shortbed stepside. He is not looking to slam the truck he more wants a somewhat stockish look slightly lower is ok. What kit would you guys recommend? thanks.
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Take a look at Porterbuilt and opt for the coilover version instead of the bags since he doesn't want to slam it.

https://pbfab.com/
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I would buy no limit
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I have the Ridetech Streetgrip package on my street driven 72 SWB, very happy with results
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No Limit has a lot of bang for the buck. Built this 50 on a bagged No Limit frame.

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I've been doing a lot of research on frames for my 69C10 also, and from my look at it and my uses, No Limit does offer the "most."

I like the look of the porterbilt stuff but by the time you get it all, you've almost got the cost of a full chassis, with only some of the benefits. Almost everyone I've talked to that has gone DEEP in suspension on a C10, have all said doing it again they'd have just done a frame.

I've talked to Rob at NL quite a bit at LS Fest the past several years and many friends have used their frames on multiple projects (one friend is on his 3rd project with a NL chassis).

NL offers chassis with "normal" ride height, no modifications needed to bed floor etc, that is probably an excellent option and they start around $11-12k if i'm not mistaken, with brakes and axles, etc all included in that price. Affordable options for adding fuel lines, brake lines, and tanks as well.

I'm LS Swapping my C10 right now as part of what i'm calling "Phase 1." Phase 2 is a NL chassis and likely to start that next year.
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I've been doing a lot of research on frames for my 69C10 also, and from my look at it and my uses, No Limit does offer the "most."

I like the look of the porterbilt stuff but by the time you get it all, you've almost got the cost of a full chassis, with only some of the benefits. Almost everyone I've talked to that has gone DEEP in suspension on a C10, have all said doing it again they'd have just done a frame.

I've talked to Rob at NL quite a bit at LS Fest the past several years and many friends have used their frames on multiple projects (one friend is on his 3rd project with a NL chassis).

NL offers chassis with "normal" ride height, no modifications needed to bed floor etc, that is probably an excellent option and they start around $11-12k if i'm not mistaken, with brakes and axles, etc all included in that price. Affordable options for adding fuel lines, brake lines, and tanks as well.

I'm LS Swapping my C10 right now as part of what i'm calling "Phase 1." Phase 2 is a NL chassis and likely to start that next year.

I agree with "total sum of parts" equaling what a full chassis would cost. I just took what you said as far as ditching the front and rear chassis parts. So, I took that as just doing a front crossmember and rear end swap. As others have stated...No Limit does make a good chassis.
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I agree with "total sum of parts" equaling what a full chassis would cost. I just took what you said as far as ditching the front and rear chassis parts. So, I took that as just doing a front crossmember and rear end swap. As others have stated...No Limit does make a good chassis.
Oh absolutely. So many different directions and none are WRONG, just depends on what the goal is and the budget. Ive got a nasty problem with "well it's not that much more to do xxx...." that typically leads to 50-100% budget increase when you do that on everything.

As for pfab, i like their stuff, and have even looked at it as recently as yesterday to compare prices again.

As for full chassis, it ends up being about a wash in terms of pricing for the Entry level RS (Spec), NL, Speedtech, ACME, TCI, etc. For full chassis, its really pick the one that has the most features you like and CUSTOMER SERVICE.
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Oh absolutely. So many different directions and none are WRONG, just depends on what the goal is and the budget. Ive got a nasty problem with "well it's not that much more to do xxx...." that typically leads to 50-100% budget increase when you do that on everything.

As for pfab, i like their stuff, and have even looked at it as recently as yesterday to compare prices again.

As for full chassis, it ends up being about a wash in terms of pricing for the Entry level RS (Spec), NL, Speedtech, ACME, TCI, etc. For full chassis, its really pick the one that has the most features you like and CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Right...customer service is a BIG DEAL. Means a lot to me. Even if it means spending a tad bit more for it. Hate to say it and not just car stuff, but a lot of businesses don't know what customer service is anymore.
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Thanks all, I will share this info with my brother.
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