Thursday, September 26, 2013

Belltech Suspension and Wilwood Brakes

I have to admit this is the week I have been waiting for since I sprained my ankle getting out of the truck. Ya it's okay you can laugh.

Our truck features a Belltech complete 5/8 lowering kit, Wilwood braking system, Airlift helper bags with a WirelessOne system finished up with a Viair air management system.

Here is the list of components from Belltech we used to get the 5/8 drop.
  • 2" Drop Spindles Part# 2511
  • 2" Lowering Springs Part#12464
  • Camber Bushings & Cam Plates Part#4957
  • Lowering Struts Part#25003
  • Front 1 3/8" Diameter Sway Bar Part#5407
  • 7" Flip Kit Part#6522
  • 1" Shackle Part#6700
  • C-Notch Kit Part#TBA
Belltech's new 2" drop spindle Part#2511 (More info coming soon!)

Bigger sway bar Part#5407

Belltech kept it classic with their notch design for this truck. More info coming soon!

Stopping power is always a huge plus. The rear of our truck came with a drum. Luckily the guy's over at Wilwood had a solution to get us running a 6 piston front and 4 piston rear system. To achieve the 4 piston rear system we had to purchase GM Part# 19178787 (x2) and GM Part# 15012506 (x4).

GM Part# 19178787 (x2)

GM Part# 15012506 (x4)

Front Completed

Rear Completed

Here is a before and after of our truck.

Stay tuned for the Airlift Helper Bag and Viair Air Management install....


  1. what did you use for the emergency brake cable? Does the stock drum one work?

  2. I currently do not have an e-brake. Stock one does not work. Hopefully I will get some time to play around with it more within the next few weeks.

  3. Thanks... I figured it wouldn't. Your post on the performance trucks forum referencing this was a huge step towards getting this done for me. It looks like a Tahoe's should be the correct length. How does the truck stop? I swapped a crate 6.2 into mine and after hoping it up a bit the stock brakes really aren't cutting it. Greatly appreciate your efforts...