Building a truck usually includes a suspension mod, whether in the form of a static-drop or with airbags, for a ground-scraping stance. When we decided to lower our '07 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab, we took the moderate approach to bring the truck closer to Earth. We contacted Belltech and told them we wanted our truck as low as possible but with a better than factory ride. We were told that this could be achieved rather easily by using Belltech suspension components. So, to bring the Colorado down a total of 5 inches in the front, Belltech's 2-inch drop ball joints were used with its 3-inch adjustable coilovers. In the rear, all that was needed was Belltech's 3-inch lowering leaf springs with a set of performance shocks-valved specifically for the Colorado.
We suggest that prior to starting the job, you should familiarize yourself with the parts to be replaced, as well as how the new parts should be installed. Carefully read all instructions, referring to any illustrations or photos provided. Also, have the required tools handy and a friend to assist with the heavy work. The vehicle should be placed on secure floor jacks at each corner. A clean and level work surface is a plus. You should allow at least a day to do the job. When finished, do not drive the vehicle, except to the alignment rack.
Follow along, as we show you the install.