Project New Guy: Part II - 2000 Chevy Silverado

KP Components Cantilevered Four-Link Install

Maxwell MatthewsonApr 1, 2012
Last month we showed you the first of a series of articles on our latest buildup, a 2000 Silverado dubbed Project New Guy. Master Image Customs in Montclair, California, took care of the front suspension in a couple of hours, even installing new wheel hubs and SSBC rotors and calipers. With that complete, it was only a matter of tearing apart the rear suspension and bolting in the KP Components cantilevered four-link and Watt's link kit, along with the SSBC rear brake kit. For our 22-inch wheel and tire combo, the KP kit was a perfect choice to drop the rear nice and low. Follow along to see how easy it is to install a full rear suspension slamming your frame on the ground and making it ride like a Cadillac.
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1204tr 17+2000 Chevy Silverado+wheel Bridge And Tubs
  |   19. After bolting the bed back onto the frame, Adam and Andy made wheel tubs and a bridge for the bed and wheel tubs for the front wheels as well. They make sure that every vehicle that leaves their shop is 100-percent complete.

Driver Seat

The install of the KP cantilevered four-link kit couldn't have been easier. The best thing is that KP Components offers everything needed to complete the install. When driving on the freeway, the truck rides more like a luxury vehicle than a truck, and when aired out, the frame sits firmly on the ground. When it is time to go, bringing the truck up just a little bit will allow you to drive with a full turning radius. That is in part to the correct backspacing on the Bonspeed wheels. Special thanks to Viair for the compressors, Slam Specialties for the 'bags, and Mac's Springs for the air components.
Photo 21/21   |   20. The wheels we chose were Bonspeed Malibu billets in size 22x8½-inch up front and 22x10-inch in the rear. They were wrapped in Toyo Proxes STII tires, size 265/35R22.
Highs Lows
  • Straightforward install
  • Cutting the frame is a must
  • Smooth ride
 
  • Lays frame
 

Sources

Slam Specialties
Fresno, CA 93727
888-352-5225
http://www.slamspecialties.com
Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
www.toyotires.com
SSBC Performance Brake Systems
Clarence, NY 14031
800-448-7722
www.ssbrakes.com
Mac's Springs
n/a, CA
909-862-4811
http://www.macssprings.com
VIAIR Corporation
Irvine, CA 92618
949-585-0011
www.viaircorp.com
KP Components
www.kpcomponents.com
Master Image Customs
Montclair, CA 91736
9094171085
www.masterimagecustoms.com
Bonspeed Wheels
Anaheim, CA 92807
1-888-999-7258
www.bonspeedwheels.com

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