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02 Av 2500 lowering
« on: 02/27/18 11:47 AM »

Has anyone lowered a 2500 Avalanche?  I have been looking for lowering spindles/shackles and had no luck.

I believe these share the same front end parts with the Silverado 2500HD's. 

Any insight?

Thanks in advance,

Bill
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #1 on: 02/27/18 03:33 PM »

I have always wanted to lower a 2500!!!!
Should be simple enough could even "bag" it. Un crank the torsion bars and have a custom set of rear springs or go 4 link with bags.
Dang now you got me thinking what to with my wife's 2500 since she got a Subaru " which she still has to use cause it's so dang useful "
Gm had a perfect vehicle but never pushed it!
Anyways ,,,what size wheels and tires are you thinking of?
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #2 on: 02/27/18 11:41 PM »

That's the first time I even heard of lowering a 2500.


So 2 questions

1 do you tow anything
2 Is it 2 WD

If the answer is no, sell it and get a 1500
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #3 on: 02/28/18 04:50 AM »

I hope I don't offend too many people here, but I am using the Avalanche drivetrain and chassis, but not the body.  Rockers are rusty, but doors are mint - msg me if you need any parts.  I have a 55 Chevy truck that I will be putting on this frame.

I originally bought it for the engine, but realized it has the exact same wheelbase so I thought it would be cool to make it 4WD and still be able to tow my trailers.  I do plan on towing.  This one has the 4.10's so I think it's rated for 12,000 on the hitch.  I might be putting in a fifth wheel as well.

I did look at the Ridetech HD 4 link and will probably go with that eventually.  Should improve the ride also.

I also have an 04 2500HD DMax and it looks like the front end parts are almost identical. 

As far as wheels, I plan on installing duals in the rear and matching the fronts with the dually spacers. 
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #4 on: 02/28/18 07:24 AM »

Not offended.  Would love to see this as your project progresses.

Suspension will be the same as the 2500 trucks so if you find a kit for them you will be good to go.  The frame is obviously different and not as strong, but suspension/brakes will be the same.
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #5 on: 02/28/18 08:52 AM »

McGaughys makes one, I'm not sure how well its works
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #6 on: 02/28/18 10:16 AM »

Great project. Give us a build threaded with a lot of pics.

Have you looked at coilovers?
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #7 on: 02/28/18 06:16 PM »

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I also have an 04 2500HD DMax and it looks like the front end parts are almost identical. 



A lot of the 2500, 2500HD, Suburban and H2 Hummer front end parts are the same.. Love to pictures along the build..
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #8 on: 03/01/18 09:57 PM »

I hope I don't offend too many people here, but I am using the Avalanche drivetrain and chassis, but not the body.  Rockers are rusty, but doors are mint - msg me if you need any parts.  I have a 55 Chevy truck that I will be putting on this frame.

That sounds awesome. Are you documenting the build anywhere? I'd to see it.
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #9 on: 03/02/18 04:51 AM »

Here are a couple of pics.(hopefully)

Truck as it sits today.


Avalanche as it sits today.

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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #10 on: 03/02/18 10:16 AM »

That is going to be quite the project.
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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #11 on: 06/01/18 02:25 PM »

I put 3" lowering shackles on my 2500 for about 3 months and then took them off. I bought them from Belltech p/n 6403

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Re: 02 Av 2500 lowering
« Reply #12 on: 06/04/18 06:50 AM »

Why did you remove them?

I have the same ones on m 2500HD and dropped the keys a bit. 
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