: Help me figure out how my car was lowered! [pics]



agapeEscalade
11-01-10, 01:43 AM
So my truck is lowered by the previous owner and I have no way to tell how my truck was lowered. I would like to find out a way to raise the truck back to the stock height so my baby won't complain anymore due to the rough ride. :(

I took several pics of my suspension so please help me out!

If you can circle the lowering kit in the pics and explain the way to raise it back up, I appreciate it.

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1309/dsc01464p.jpg
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/816/dsc01463y.jpg
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http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1066/dsc01466a.jpg
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/650/dsc01467z.jpg
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nathanjax
11-01-10, 06:27 AM
What year is your truck? I really need a pic of it just sitting in your driveway or somewhere...

Really can't tell that it's been lowered. Your rear bag adjustment (2nd pic) hasn't been messed with, unless it's just turned off. If yours in an 03-06, check under the hood for a RTD fuse and make sure it's in there.

All the shocks are factory and in factory locations. usually, the bottom of the rear shocks are relocated for the same travel as stock.

I can see your rear bumpstop has been cut, but not real sure why...

agapeEscalade
11-01-10, 02:52 PM
What year is your truck? I really need a pic of it just sitting in your driveway or somewhere...

Really can't tell that it's been lowered. Your rear bag adjustment (2nd pic) hasn't been messed with, unless it's just turned off. If yours in an 03-06, check under the hood for a RTD fuse and make sure it's in there.

All the shocks are factory and in factory locations. usually, the bottom of the rear shocks are relocated for the same travel as stock.

I can see your rear bumpstop has been cut, but not real sure why...

My truck is 02.
I just replaced rear shocks with Arnott ones not too long ago (I thought this will raise the rear height but obviously no changes).

How do I check if my rear bag adjustment is turned off?

Here are the pics of my truck
http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/4760/img0421s.jpg
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5303/img0422p.jpg
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3558/img0423cy.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7558/img0424va.jpg

nathanjax
11-01-10, 03:21 PM
I remember those pics form another thread u made...

in your 02, you probably still have the RTD fuse up front. See if the actual fuse is missing or blown... I'm guessing your air pump doesn't turn on. I'm sure it doesn't ride the best either huh?

looks to be a 3-5 kit.

To get back to stock in the back, it looks like you just need stock springs. Nothing else has been change (it all looks factory to me and that's why i say it probably rides bad)

For the front, it's probably just stock torsion keys that you need, but it could also be drop spindles. I won't be able to tell by the picks unless you take your rotors off. It would have GM part numbers or would say MCGauphys or something. They make 3" lowering keys, so that's my guess...

If you search a 3-5 kit for our trucks (or tahoes) you'll see there's a lot more that should be done to get a nice ride on a 3-5. All those extra pieces, I don't see on your truck at all.

I'm actually selling my truck as is, so I have stock springs and stock keys I'd be willing to sell. Or you can find a junkyard in your area that has a tahoe or esky you can get them from.

agapeEscalade
11-07-10, 10:18 AM
I checked the front and RTD fuse is there..So here is my question. If it is just springs that I need and nothing was tricked to lower the car, isn't the truck just going to keep trying to raise itself back to the stock height instead of just sitting at the after market spring height?