How to Achieve a 4/6 Drop with MaxTrac
When considering a lowering kit for your newer Chevy Silverado, you’ll find a handful of options out there. There are different companies, different lowering heights, adjustable kits and even different parts depending on which trim level your truck is. Most companies also offer the parts individually, so you can customize your lowering job and get creative with parts combinations to get your desired results. In our case, we had a four-wheel-drive ’17 Silverado and wanted it to achieve a typical 4/6 drop.
As stated, there are several ways to get these trucks lowered. We wanted to try and get this job done with ultimate ride quality in mind. To do this, we had to get creative with the parts we would use. After making a phone call to Rob over at Suspension Superstore, we were confident we’d be able to accomplish the 4/6 drop while maintaining all the stock springs to keep the truck riding as close to factory as possible.
Rob recommended the use of MaxTrac Suspension products and set us up with everything we’d need. We decided to utilize adjustable struts that can be set anywhere from a 0-inch drop to a 3-inch drop. We paired those with a 2-inch drop spindle up front. To achieve our desired drop out back we went with a flip kit. The flip kit is also adjustable drop because it comes with new rear shackle mounts that will yield either a 5- or 6-inch drop. Instead of grabbing a set of lowered height shocks, we picked up a set of shock extenders so we can utilize the factory shocks. We also decided to add an airbag assist kit to the rear since this truck will occasionally haul around a trailer.
Since this truck is a 4WD version, we had to do a couple extra steps up front when installing the lowering kit. We will explain these steps during the installation. Follow along with the captions on the photos, and let’s get started!