We all wish to have the “best of the best” for our custom trucks but, what if our pocket books don’t match our desires? Rent, bills, and kids can swallow the majority of the monthly income and make it hard to afford hot rods parts. With that said, I have friends that will buy truck parts before they put food on the table and starve for a week.

When it comes to fixing our classic trucks, sometimes it’s not all about showing off your custom suspension but rather improving the stance of the vehicle. In the past we have covered the higher end builds, but when it comes to custom suspension they’re other choices. For instance, the more wallet friendly mono leaf front suspension can enhance the stance by lowering the vehicle 3 to 4½ inches, depending on the drop chosen. For this particular tech article, we made a call over to Performance Online in Fullerton, California, where the helpful sales guys walked us through picking the correct parts. I explained to the salesman that the owner wanted to have a traditional looking pickup using monoleaf front suspension but with the added braking performance of disc brakes. He suggested that we use the 4½-inch drop monoleaf that moved the front axle forward 1 inch to center the wheel inside the fender. We also added the Performance Online master disc brake kit that will help tie everything together on the stock front end.

One of the cool things about lowering a vehicle with monoleaf suspension and upgrading the brakes is that the vehicle was back on the ground within a day. The ride quality of the monoleaf is not all that bad when you compare it to the stock suspension and in fact, I think it rides better because of the lowered stance. CT

SOURCE
Performance Online
2572 E. Fender Ave. Unit #A
Fullerton
CA  92831
800-638-1703
www.performanceonline.com
Deuces Wild Hot Rods
805-409-5332
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