Chevrolet S10 Lowering Kits and Parts
The Chevrolet S10 is a common vehicle to modify. While many concentrate on lifting and leveling, others prefer something much closer to the ground. There are many Chevrolet S10 lowering kits and parts and kits available if you wish to lower your Chevy.What are the benefits of lowering a Chevrolet S10?
There are a number of benefits to lowering the suspension on your S10, including improved ground clearance. Lowering the vehicle's center of gravity means enhanced traction on wet or slippery surfaces. It also improves the maneuverability of your Chevrolet S10. Less wind resistance and improved aerodynamics mean higher speeds are attainable. Lowering your S10 can also result in fuel efficiency and less cabin noise, too. Last of all, it's a matter of looks and personal taste.How far can a Chevrolet S10 be lowered?
Lowering kits and parts are available to make small adjustments of around two inches or drastic drops of up to seven inches. How far you can go depends on how high the suspension is to begin with and what you intend to do with the Chevy S10 or S10 Blazer.What parts do you need to lower a Blazer?
There are a few different ways to lower your Chevrolet truck. How you go about it determines which kits or parts you will need. Lowering shackles can reduce height by anywhere from two to six inches. They work by moving the leaf springs closer to the body. They are generally only used on the rear end. For the front end, you can use drop spindles to lower the height. Front coil and rear leaf springs can be replaced by aftermarket components to drop several inches as well. Some owners prefer the use of an axle flip kit to dramatically lower the height by up to seven inches.Are lowering kits interchangeable with pickup kits?
For most years, the Blazer and pickup models of the Chevrolet S10 share a majority of the same parts. This means that the same lowering kits and components can be used for either vehicle, provided that they are both from the same model production year.What companies make lowering kits for the Chevrolet S10 Blazer?
Chevrolet makes a number of OEM parts and accessories for their vehicles. There is also a robust aftermarket for lowering kits and accessories. Here are a few of the brands that make lowering kits.
- Chassis Tech
- Ground Force