CPP has new modular 2-inch drop spindle kits for 1960-1987 Chevy trucks. Their exclusive new design helps solve tire to fender interference commonly found with lowered trucks. For a high-performance option, combine the new spindle with the new CPP 13-inch Rotor Twin 52mm piston calipers for the ultimate in braking performance. For more information, contact CPP at (800) 522-5004 or classicperform.com.
McGaughy’s has released a new line of lowering kits for all configurations of the 09-11 Ford F-150. The truck rides very similar to factory once it is lowered with McGaughy’s Suspension parts since you are not changing your leaf springs or front coil springs. Also, since McGaughy’s Suspension supplies rear shock extenders with their kit, which maintain the factory shocks and angle, the ride is comparable to factory. You also are not losing load capacity since you are still maintaining the factory leaf springs and shocks. McGaughy’s has been manufacturing the highest quality suspension parts for more than 25 years. They are known for their easy-to-install, bolt-on kits that give your truck the look you’ve been wanting without sacrificing the ride quality. You can check out their website at mcgaughys.com for more information.
Looking back, 2009 was a better year for Ford than some others and one big reason was the F-150. Still the most popular truck, it just keeps getting better, and DJM keeps building Calmax kits to lower them. DJM’s 3/5 Calmax kit uses those famous Calmax control arms and a rear flip kit to lower the new F-150’s 3-inch in the front and 5-inch in the rear. Of course, the SuperShox are also available for an even better ride. For more information, DJM can be reached at www.djmsuspension.com or (800) 237-6748
Sulastic rubber springs are a suspension aid designed to reduce vibration on empty and loaded trucks while increasing vehicle stability, providing a safer, and smoother ride. Available for Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Ford, Nissan, Jeep, and Toyota trucks, these springs bolt onto the leaf and the leaf hanger, providing extra support when you really need it. Sulastic springs offer a 60-80 percent reduction in vibration, 20-30 percent increase in stability, and 10-20 percent reduction in braking distance. For more information, go to sulastic.com or call (210) 492-4469.
Eibach truck and SUV lowering kits are carefully designed to lower the center of mass of today’s most popular trucks and SUVs, which improves handling, increases safety, and enhances the truck’s appearance all at the same time. Like every Eibach Performance Spring Package, their Pro-Truck lowering kits are the perfect complement to increasingly popular large-diameter wheel-and-tire packages. Eibach can be contacted at eibach.com or (800) 507-2338.
If you are building a ’67-’72 C10 and want a better stance and sports car-like handling from it, Hotchkis has introduced a new kit for this truck. The C10 Total Vehicle System, or TVS, is the most complete high-performance bolt-on suspension system ever offered for classic pickups, providing the perfect lowered stance, sports car handling and a family-friendly ride. After installing the kit, your truck will sit four inches lower in the front and six inches lower in the rear. Contact Hotchkis at hotchkis.net or call them at (877) 4-noroll.
The LayArm line of front suspension systems and components from KP Components is an excellent choice for improving the stance and handling of many popular 1963 through 2006 GM midsize and fullsize trucks, with only minimal effort required for installation. System packages include tubular upper and lower control arms with poly bushings, double-convoluted airbag, bolt-on upper bag mount, shock absorber, and required mounting hardware. Optional components include VariShock billet-aluminum single- or double-adjustable shocks, dropped spindles, and KP antiroll bars. To keep installation simple and to maximize compatibility, control arms utilize the factory chassis mounts and bolt directly to stock or aftermarket dropped spindles. Arms are finished in textured-black powdercoating. For more information contact KP at kpcomponents.com or (888) 388-0299.