The 1988-98 Chevy and GMC trucks are quickly becoming an iconic and collectible entry in the vintage truck market. From their clean styling, ease of modification, and the several different body types and trim levels that you spec (RCSB, step-side, extended cab, et al.), they offered plenty of ways to make one your own.
In more recent years, the pro-touring truck scene has been exploding; from various engine swaps and brake upgrades, to aftermarket suspension components and coil-over kits. Thanks to the increase in popularity and support from the aftermarket, you can basically build one of these trucks just about any way you want. One such case, is the latest coil-over kit offering from Aldan American. We were sent a press announcement from our friends at Summit Racing recently.
Lower Your 1988-98 C1500 and Improve Handling and Drivability with an Aldan American Coilover Kit from Summit Racing Equipment
Remember the sport truck craze of the early 1990s? It seemed like overnight everyone went from building 5.0 Mustangs and TPI Camaros to dropping S-10s, Rangers, and full-size trucks by the, um, truckload.
And there was no better-looking truck than the 1988-98 Chevy/GMC C1500. The team at Aldan American remembers, and has created coilover kits that are lightyears ahead of what was available 30 years ago in terms of ride and handling. It’s features like these that make Aldan American Coilover Kits so great:• Lightweight shock bodies are crafted from CNC-machined 6061 T-6 billet aluminum and matched with high-tensile chrome silicon steel coil springs for consistent performance • Easy bolt-on installation in the original shock and spring mounting locations • Adjust ride height up to two inches • Adjustable shock valving allows you to control damping to further improve ride quality and handling • Coilover kits can be used with factory or aftermarket tubular control arms and spindles • Shocks can be fully serviced by Aldan American to extend their service life • Lifetime warranty
Aldan American Coilover Kits for 1988-98 Chevy/GMC C1500 are available in two flavors: Road Comp Series Coilover Kits with single-adjustable shocks and RCX Series Coilover Kits with double-adjustable shocks
For an overview of what it takes to install them, check out these Aldan American videos. Part One covers the parts you need to lower a truck’s suspension. Part Two shows the parts installed on the truck and how much better it looks closer to the ground.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles; GM, Ford, Dodge, imports, trucks — you name it! When he isn’t clacking away on his keyboard, he’s building, tuning, driving or testing his current crop of personal projects!