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I thought the belltech springs would give a better ride and be an all around better option. Then I have heard so many good things about the collars my questioin is will the springs or the collars give the smoothest ride. My buddy dropped04chevy just got his belltech's installed and they look sweet but he says the ride is really frim, I'm not opposed to that infact I have my belltech's in the box ready to install. So bottom line from you guys that have seen both is their any diff in ride quality?
I know it will be stiffer than stock but hell I just had to ask. I do almost all city driving so I doubt I will tell the diff! I just don't want the wife to have a cow on the harshness of the ride:argue2:
After all when I installed my Corsa she could not even notice the diff :boff:

You know how it is we gotta keep momma happy:jackoff:
 

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I can't compare the two - I have the collars and the ride is just like stock. No better - no worse.
 

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The Bell's on the AWD might settle somemore 30 1/2. I would take a look at them upper ball joints........

The Collars work great with the extra spacers that come with them. Looks great peeps like them. Not that slammed but at least the upper ball joints are still decently safe.

If your 2wd or AWD, if your into the 2in drop or lower you should consider getting the DJM upper control arm. Just sucks that you can buy the upper arm. Maybe Norcal can persuade them into selling just the upper arm.
 

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I just had my Belltech's put in yesterday and love them! I didn't think it would make that big of a difference in the handling or the drop but I can see clean over my TB standng next to it :biggrin2:(I'm only 5' 9") and it handles like a little sports car :drive1:! The way it rides reminds of me of my old RSX. It's pretty stiff and you can feel every little ripple in the pavement. It also seems to have gotten rid of most of the body roll :firefire:! I love these springs so much! I think I may have to get the front and rear swaybars next :jerk:...
 

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belltechs you have to make sure to cut the bumpstops in front and when lowering the rear cut the bumpstops and you should be set to go. Ride shouldnt be that firm at all
 

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belltechs you have to make sure to cut the bumpstops in front and when lowering the rear cut the bumpstops and you should be set to go. Ride shouldnt be that firm at all
I actually had a shop install them and they said that they cut all of the bumpstops in half and adjusted the rear bags. I told them that I would take care of lowering the rear, but they ended up doing it for me. I also checked the rears and they were cut correctly, but I can't confirm that the fronts are.
 

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UPDATE: I just called the shop and talked to the actual tech that did the work and he said that he didn't cut the front bumpstops, he also said that it won't negatively affect the suspension other than having a stiff ride. I called KW (Belltech) and the tech said the same thing. Call me crazy, but I absolutely love the way it handles as it is. What do you think Tony, are there any other negative effects from not cutting the front bumpstops with the Bell's?
 

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you will get more travel in front should ride better also on big bumps.
 

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How are you suppose to cut front strut bumpers ? The bottom has a metal collar around it and the top has a smaller diameter to hold it against the strut (and clean it)..
I think it is good idea to get more travel but not sure how to apply it. Seem like you need to leave both top and bottom of bumper alone
 

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How are you suppose to cut front strut bumpers ? The bottom has a metal collar around it and the top has a smaller diameter to hold it against the strut (and clean it)..
I think it is good idea to get more travel but not sure how to apply it. Seem like you need to leave both top and bottom of bumper alone

Yout cut it in 1/2 then top part keep on the ridge of the shock shaft and put it back in. The bottom part is a lot bigger than the shaft. Now if you dont put the top part back on around the ridge of the shaft then the blue dust cover wont protect the shaft and you will get junk on it and when it compresses will mess up the seal in the shock and leak.
 

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thanks for clearing up... now back to work.. installing them now :) along with my front & rear sway bars
 

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just had belltechs put on last week and they ride just like stock
 

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just had belltechs put on last week and they ride just like stock

thats because i put them in and there are special tricks to make these trucks ride better ;) just look at the mount what i did to level it out if its off. Oh wait not letting all my secrets out.
 

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thats because i put them in and there are special tricks to make these trucks ride better ;) just look at the mount what i did to level it out if its off. Oh wait not letting all my secrets out.

Why don't you fly out to Kentucky and drop my SS for me:biggrin2:
 

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I thought the belltech springs would give a better ride and be an all around better option. Then I have heard so many good things about the collars my questioin is will the springs or the collars give the smoothest ride. My buddy dropped04chevy just got his belltech's installed and they look sweet but he says the ride is really frim, I'm not opposed to that infact I have my belltech's in the box ready to install. So bottom line from you guys that have seen both is their any diff in ride quality?
I know it will be stiffer than stock but hell I just had to ask. I do almost all city driving so I doubt I will tell the diff! I just don't want the wife to have a cow on the harshness of the ride:argue2:
After all when I installed my Corsa she could not even notice the diff :boff:

You know how it is we gotta keep momma happy:jackoff:

If you have the Belltechs already, put them in...no sense in returning them just to buy the higher price collars. They ride just a tad firmer than stock.
 

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belltechs ride good just make sure to cut front and rear bumpstops. Collars also work well also so its up to you.
 

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The Belltech's are rolling great I love the look and the ride is nice as well, a bit firmer but not harsh at all!
 
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