Maxtrac Suspension’s 2017 Chevy 1500 4/7 Lowering Kit
THERE’S REALLY NO good reason not to lower a brand-new truck. For starters, a dropped stance just plain looks better compared to stock height. The factory rear rake is designed to assist with heavy payloads, so there are at least three good inches of height that can be taken down from the get-go if constantly weighing down the bed with cargo isn’t in the truck’s foreseeable future. And that’s just getting the rear down to a height that sits level with the front. Additionally, there are plenty more inches of altitude left to lose, and massive amounts of aggressive attitude to gain.
There are other benefits aside from sheer cosmetic value. Better suspension response and handling are both bonuses that a new truck owner can look forward to when a pickup has been dropped correctly. Cornering becomes enjoyable, and driving actually becomes fun thanks to the sportier maneuverability of a more compact suspension setup. Looks and a better-performing ride, that’s what you’ll ultimately gain from slamming your truck, but look back a couple of sentences and notice the use of the word “correctly.” There are ways to get the amount of drop you want, although we don’t recommend just any method to get there.
This is where the importance of quality suspension-lowering components becomes critical.
Suspension parts manufacturers like Maxtrac understand what’s at stake when altering a truck’s existing ride height, which is why it takes pride in researching and developing products that deliver desired ride heights as well as performance handling. New forged aluminum 2-inch drop spindles featuring 6082 aircraft grade aluminum lead the way in lowering the company’s test ’17 Chevy Silverado 1500. Maxtrac boasts that its aluminum spindle will render corrosion a nonissue in any climate, and overall weight will be substantially less than with most other spindles, stock or aftermarket. Maxtrac’s spindles and lowering coils retain factory suspension geometry while bringing trucks down to more respectable heights.
The rear drop kit features a streamlined axle flip kit and shocks to eliminate uneven rake and then some, while providing a comfortable ride.
To see this all go down, follow along as we take an exclusive trip to Maxtrac Suspension’s private R&D location where this brandnew factory Silverado will soon receive a street-cred-worthy suspension overhaul. The results are impressive, and you’ll be amazed by just how quickly your excitement level can be catapulted with the installation of a relatively small amount of drop suspension products.