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Finalizing a Custom Lifted Suspension with Atlas Spring, Hellwig, EBC Brakes, Fuel Wheels & General Tires
Project Over/Under, 2003 Chevy Silverado: Part 7.5
When we left off last month, we were well on our way to finally getting our '03 Silverado to a proper ride height. We were performing the work at New Century Tire in Westminster, California, a shop that has been a great partner to Truckin for 15 years. We quickly tore down the front end before the laborious task of rebuilding the factory lower control arms—one of the very few front-end parts we were reusing. Then we hung the Bulletproof Suspension upper control arms and fabricated spindles in place along with the new coils and Fox shocks. We bolted on the new hubs from LMC Truck before wrapping up.
There's a whole lot more to do before we drive out of here, starting with wrapping up the front end. We started by adding the EBC Brakes anodized black rotors and Orange Stuff brake pads to the cleaned-up factory calipers and also added the G&J Aircraft steel-braided brake lines used by Bulletproof. We also added the Moog inner and outer tie rods from LMC and beefed them up with a pair of sleeves from ReadyLift. Out back, we ditched the stock leaf pack for an overland-specific set of springs from Atlas, followed by more EBC components, and a pair of Fox reservoir shocks. Finally, we bolted on a set of billet adapters from Wheel Adapters USA so we could complete the HD look and bolt up the eight-lug Podium wheels from Fuel Off-Road. Once they were mated to the General Grabber ATX tires, we hit the alignment rack and headed straight to the desert for some testing and photos.
More on This Project!
Installing a Viper Alarm, JL Audio, and a Custom Subwoofer Enclosure in our Standard Cab Silverado
Project Over/Under: Part 8 - Gearing Up with Nitro Gear & Axle
Project Over/Under: Part 9- Adding Dual Batteries and a High-Output Alternator
We're nearly done with Project Over/Under, but there are still a few loose ends. Check out our completion of the lift below, stay tuned for the next installment, and explore the entire build at truckin.com.