This is (Episode 3) of the #ETCGDadsTruck Series.
In this video I show you how to lower the rear suspension 4” on a 1990 GMT400 pick up truck (1988-1998) by relocating the rear leaf spring. This is not an axle flip, so you don’t have to notch the frame.
#ETCGDadsTruck 4” Rear Suspension Drop (Part 2): https://youtu.be/63SfLDsdKRs
#ETCGDadsTruck 4” Rear Suspension Drop (Full Version): https://www.ericthecarguy.com/exclusive-videos/73-exclusive-videos/2331-etcgdadstruck-4-rear-suspension-drop-full-version-exclusive-video
Camera: Brian Kast, Eric Cook
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The Kit I Used: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mmc-33134/overview/year/1990/make/chevrolet/model/c1500/submodel/silverado
Bushing Kit: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ens-3-18107g/overview/make/gmc/model/c15
Drop Shocks: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bel-8535
VHT Chassis Roll Bar Paint: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPAVI4/ref=b2b_gw_d_bia_0_2_p/138-7360854-8240723?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_r=ed23a498-dcf1-46ac-a4d7-0d779e75b8e1&pd_rd_w=wrvEu&pd_rd_wg=vEHvY&pf_rd_p=02b097f5-ba77-405d-b0df-1c30d307d24f&pf_rd_r=HV7VV3XTR92T997S299C&refRID=15Q7EJQG61FHY0X99Z6H
Penetrating Oil: http://www.freealloil.com
Ear Plugs: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/sas-safety-6101-corded-ear-plugs-with-case#oid=1002_1
Air Hammer Set: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/ingersoll-rand-121-k6-air-hammer-kit-401-shank-super-duty#oid=1002_1
Ball Joint Press: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-7865-ball-joint-service-kit#oid=1002_1
Milwaukee 1/2” (the big one): https://milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Fastening/Impact-Wrenches/2863-22
3/8” Electric Impact: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/ingersoll-rand-w5132-k12-iqv20-3-8-drive-impactool-bl2022-kit#oid=1002_1
Milwaukee Sawsall: https://milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/SAWZALL-Reciprocating-Saws/SAWZALLS/2722-21HD
Astro Pneumatic Saw: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-930-air-saber-saw-with-5-piece-blade-set#oid=1002_1
Harbor Freight Serpentine Belt Tool: https://www.harborfreight.com/serpentine-belt-tool-kit-63689.html
Trusty Cook Hammers: https://trustycook.com
Angle Drill: https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-variable-speed-reversible-close-quarters-drill-60610.html
1/2” Breaker Bar: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/k-tool-23081-chrome-breaker-bar-1-2-drive-24-long#oid=1002_1
Torque Wrench: http://www.rakuten.com/prod/282405511.html
Hose Pliers: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/gearwrench-82107-3-piece-double-x-hose-pliers-set#oid=1002_1
Introduction to #ETCGDadsTruck Build (Episode 1): https://youtu.be/kCepnacqRuI
#ETCGDadsTruck Gets Wheels & Tires (Episode 2): https://youtu.be/0Q3A6l7gNHM
ETCG Gets a Truck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cblScHKnHc&t=33s
Fun Facts About Dads Truck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMw1iNI1ypA
How To Install a Fox Body Coil Overs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDx_Do7IiA&t=186s
How To Find Suspension Noises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFbb43fwqk&t=3s
Do You Need and Alignment?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUxJSeYiow&t=6s
Honda Element/CRV Lower Control Arm Bushing Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaIvEN57Jg&t=2s
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32 thoughts on “#ETCGDadsTruck 4” Rear Suspension Drop (Part 1)”
WNY? I thought you were in Michigan?
Just buy new springs man!!!!!!!!
Hackyard Mech anic por15 ober rust? oh so many rookie mis takes but dats how we learn!
Try melting the bushings out and it might work better🤷♂️
"Most of the time the driver's weight is on the driver's side of the vehicle."
Shhhhhocking. Picking up this series in late 2020, will give me something to watch during covid.
Hey Eric your show on your dad's truck inspired me to lower the rear end of my truck 95 Chevy c 1500 extended cab I got that from my ex-girlfriends stepfather want to drop it 2 more inches in the back and 2 in the front…… But you did an excellent job on that truck I like it
What did you use to clean up the rear differential? Is there a video on cleaning up the frame and parts, and making them pretty?
Another awesome video. Your camera man also does a good job. Video isnt shaky and he never says anything lol
I like how they replaced both the front and rear components of the rear springs thus maintaining the spring geometry. Lots of guys will mess with that and not realize the angle between the front mount and the rear hanger is important.
I've never felt so bad for a hammer lol
Your showing all the tlacuache’s how to lower their c1500
31:16 Get your mind out of the gutter! LOL made me laugh
Very much like a runaway Detroit diesel, if you listen closely you can hear that spring bushing whispering, fuck you, I will not succumb. Lol
When I dropped my rear end every ubolt was broken! Something I started using that saved me a lot of time and headache was using evaporust. The nuts, bolts, and washers looked new after about a half hour.
34:15 you aint got to call me out like that damn lol
18:46 ole count back at it again lol
Do you not have an arbor press for those bushings??
Maybe investing on weighted impact sockets might help for the rusted bolts.
As someone who sits in front of a computer all day for work, I appreciate being able to live vicariously as Eric works with power tools and does things that have an actual, immediate effect.
To quote the Blendtech Blender Guy: "Brake dust and rust, don't breathe this!"
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That truck looks pretty clean from underneath. Doesn’t look like there’s hardly any rust at all considering the age.
Lol when the bolt hits the hitch. Classic 🙃
Welcome to suspension work where you go through 5 gallons of penetrating oil to get one bolt off
Eric coil-spring conversion please! The 20's called and wanted its suspension back! 😀
Does banging on the leaf spring the way you did damage it at all?
Just drill the rubber out with a drill bit then attack it with air hammer
looks like the battery operated Milwaukee has more torque than your air tools
9:50 please explain this. Wouldn't all of the pressurized fluid shoot out?
They should make bank vaults from old bushings 😉
i have always been told to replace ubolts, but several auto channels i watch have reused old ubolts on projects. So should you replace them or are they safe to reuse?
Damn how cold is it in the shop?
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