Maxtrac Sus­pen­sion’s 2017 Chevy 1500 4/7 Low­er­ing Kit

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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.

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