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2019 SILVERBELL | Belltech’s 2019 Silverado RST 2WD

Belltech’s 2019 Silverado RST 2WD

WHO DOESN’T KNOW THE NAME BELLTECH SPORT TRUCKS? OK, I guess it’s possible that this is the first time you have opened up a Street Trucks book, or maybe you’re just getting to the age that trucks are influencing your lifestyle. In that case, let me introduce you to one of the most long-standing companies in the sport truck industry.

Belltech has been around as long as I can remember. Their bright factory-red Chevy trucks have graced the pages of custom truck magazines for many, many years. Whenever a new body style Silverado or full-size Chevy comes out, Belltech seems to always be the fi rst one riding around with an aggressive drop and a new set of big shiny wheels.

Most truck owners just sit back and wait for some bolt-on products to come out for that brand-new truck they have parked in their driveway, but not this crew. Research and development start as soon as they can get their hands a new factory truck off the production line. Spindles are mocked up and all the other components are designed in-house. Engineering the perfect suspension takes years of experience and knowledge to get it right, and Belltech has perfected the process.

After this quick education on an industry titan like Belltech, if you see a brand-new body style truck driving around that’s the same as your latest purchase, you know just the company to call to make it look as sweet as theirs.

Check out Belltech’s latest release in the form of a 2019 Chevy Silverado crew cab. This truck has a very aggressive stance on staggered fi t wheels and color-matched exterior components. Let’s dive into the details and see exactly how they made this happen.

SUSPENSION UPGRADES
5-INCH FRONT DROP AND  7-INCH REAR DROP

TWO-INCH BELLTECH FRONT DROP SPINDLES BRING THE FRONT END DOWN WITHOUT SACRIFICING RIDE QUALITY.

STREET PERFORMANCE PLUS COILOVERS WITH 0-3-INCH DROP ADJUSTABILITY. EACH STRUT HAS INDEPENDENT COMPRESSION AND REBOUND ADJUSTABILITY AS WELL.

A 1-INCH DIAMETER FRONT SWAY BAR ALONG WITH A REAR 1-INCH DIAMETER, THREE-HOLE ADJUSTABLE SWAY BAR.

BELLTECH WAS ABLE TO GET A FULL 6 INCHES OF DROP IN THE REAR WITH A LEAF SPRING FLIP KIT. THE ADDITION OF A C-NOTCH ALLOWS THE AXLE TO MAINTAIN FULL TRAVEL.

A 2-INCH DROP REAR SHACKLE AND ADDED AS WELL TO BRING THE BACK DOWN TO MATCH THE FRONT.

ALL NEW STREET PERFORMANCE PLUS REAR SHOCKS REPLACE THE FACTORY SET. EACH SHOCK HAS INDEPENDENT COMPRESSION AND REBOUND ADJUSTABILITY SO YOU CAN ADJUST IT FOR THE PERFECT RIDE.

WHENEVER A NEW BODY STYLE SILVERADO OR FULL-SIZE CHEVY COMES OUT, BELLTECH SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE THE FIRST ONE RIDING AROUND WITH AN AGGRESSIVE DROP AND A NEW SET OF BIG SHINY WHEELS.

SHOCK FEATURES

  • Metal dust boot
  • Hardened Chrome 12.5mm piston rod
  • Triple lip NBR rod seal
  • Teflon guide bushing
  • New 35mm piston with low friction piston Teflon seal
  • New Performance rebound valve design
  • 55mm wide body for increased oil volume
  • New 35mm performance compression valve
  • Reinforced OEM quality rubber bushings

PERFORMANCE AND STYLING UPGRADES

FOR RUBBER, BELLTECH WENT WITH LEXANI LX-THIRTY TIRES WITH STAGGER FIT SIZES. UP FRONT IT’S A 275/30/ZR24 AND IN THE REAR, A 295/30ZR26 FILL THE SPACE.

BORLA S-TYPE CAT BACK EXHAUST ALLOWS THE TRUCK TO MOVE MORE AIR AND A CUSTOM TAILPIPE WITH A CARBON FIBER TIP ADDS THE DETAILS.

RETRO FITTED BREMBO BRAKES. BELLTECH USED A SET OF BRAKES FROM AN EARLIER SILVERADO PROJECT SINCE BREMBO DOES NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A SPECIFIC KIT FOR THIS TRUCK. NEW HATS AND CALIPER BRACKETS WERE MADE IN HOUSE.

CUSTOM BUILT INTRO TWISTED RALLY WHEELS WERE ORDERED IN 24X9 FOR THE FRONT, AND 26X10 IN THE REAR. THAT’S NICE!

BODY M MODS AND PAINT UPGRADES

DID YOU NOTICE? BELLTECH HAD THE FACTORY STEPS IN REAR BUMPER FILLED AND THE HITCH REMOVED. THAT’S SO CLEAN! MAMA SHARK DESIGNS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, TOOK CARE OF THE VINYL LOGOS ON THE TAILGATE.

A CHEVY SILVERADO HIGH COUNTRY FRONT VALANCE REPLACED THE FACTORY ONE AND 3D PRINTED PLUGS WERE CREATED AND INSTALLED TO FILL THE MUD FLAP HOLES. GREAT USE OF THE NEW 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY.

WALLY’S COLLISION CENTER IN REEDLEY, CALIFORNIA, TOOK THE TIME TO PAINT COLOR MATCH THE FACTORY SIDE VIEW MIRRORS, REAR BUMPER, FRONT VALANCE AND OTHER SMALL PIECES. SPECIALIZED TRUCK ACCESSORIES IN HANFORD, CALIFORNIA, KNOCKED OUT THE WINDOW TINT AND THE BED COVER AND RUG CAME FROM CHEVROLET’S ACCESSORIES DEPARTMENT.

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