The Tech LowdownParts Used: (Front) Coilovers, 2-inch drop ball joints (Rear) 3-inch drop leaf springs, performance drop shocks
Company: BelltechContact Info: (888) 712-8811, belltech.com
InstallationShop Name: ST TrucksShop Contact Info: (951) 248-0400
Approximate Installation Time: 8 hours
Skills Required: General suspension
Tools Used: Socket and wrench set up to 21mm, impact gun, Sawzall, grinder, and flat-black spray paint
Parts Cost: Under $1,000
Afterthoughts:Once everything was tightened down and aligned, it was time to go and play. Right out of the gate, the truck felt tighter and surprisingly nimble and easy to maneuver, and at speeds beyond 80 mph, that floating feeling that most pickup owners are used to was gone-the truck was one with the road. In the canyons, the difference was even more apparent, as the truck handled flat with improved steering response and a newfound willingness to carve the corners at much higher speeds. Overall, it drove more like a sports car than a truck; a slightly firm yet totally comfortable ride.