Lowering a Chevy Silverado!
Whether your truck is lifted, lowered, bagged or bodied. Making sure it has the right stance for your style and needs is important. Since you’re reading this, we’re guessing the style we left out—stock—isn’t something you’re too fond of. That’s why, when we had the chance to get our hands on this 2019 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab and upgrade the stock suspension with a 3-inch/5-inch lowering kit, we up the install and got the parts ordered.
The truck already had a set of 26-inch wheels and tires. So this mild drop would set the truck down closer to the tires and lose the massive wheel gap. To handle the install, we teamed up with the crew at Counts Kustoms in Las Vegas. If you follow through the install photos, you can see that if you have basic wrenching skills and access to a lift, or even jack stands, you can knock this install out with a couple friends.
For the parts, we reached out to IHC Suspension and got its 2019 Chevy/GMC 2WD and 4WD lowering kit with helper bags (Part # IHC-1920GMCk-35), which retails for $1,400 and comes with everything you’ll need to tackle this install.
This kit will lower the front of the truck 3 inches and the rear 5 inches. This will eliminate the factory rake that all trucks come with and let the truck sit level. With it including the rear helper bags, it ensures when loading the bed or towing a trailer, the truck won’t have any sag in the rear and will still ride and handle nicely.
The front kit comes with new upper and lower control arms and keeps the factory spindle and strut, which keeps the truck riding the same as stock. The rear requires the leaf springs to be flipped and a new leaf spring hanger to be installed, as well as the helper bags. The install can be done in a day and gives the truck a classy look. Follow along as we show you the basic steps to install this lowering kit on this Chevy Silverado.