What does it mean to C notch a truck frame?
A C-Notch sounds just like it is, a C shaped chunk is taken out of the frame just above the axle tube so that you can get more suspension travel. The notch is filled with a C shaped piece of steel and a boxing plate is usually installed on the inside of the frame.
What is a step notch for?
Our weld-in 10 inch universal step notch will give you the axle clearance you need for your lowered truck. A step, or “C” notch is required to get your truck lower to the ground in the rear.
What does C notching do?
WHAT IS A C-NOTCH? -a Cnotch is when you cut a section of the rear frame above the axle and is reinforced with metal to maintain frame strength and allows more suspension travel when a lowering kit is installed on the rear of the truck.
What is an under bed notch?
Our custom designed under bed notch allows you to have the right amount of clearance for your dropped truck. It gains you more clearance than a regular c notch. Most importantly you can have a lower drop and NOT have to cut your bed.
How much does a flip kit lower your truck?
A flip kit is designed to move the rear axle of your truck from being underneath the leaf spring pack to being on top of the leaf spring pack. This will generally give about six inches of lowering to the back of your truck.
How low can you go with an under bed notch?
No need to lower or move your gas tank (saves time on installation) Vehicle specific not a universal kit. Maximum travel up to a 10″ drop.
What is the lowest you can drop a 4×4?
Most trucks can use a lowering shackle and hanger to get up to 5 inches of drop. On some trucks with factory lift blocks all you need to do is to remove the blocks and add a set of shackles for 4 inches of rear lowering.
How do I make a C notch on my frame?
First you want to get your frame up where you can work on it. Jack it up, get it on GOOD jackstands, and level it side to side at the front and at the back. You can use flat pieces of metal to shim the jackstands if you need to. It’s good to have a jackstand on each side of the c notch you’re going to make. (Just in front and just in back).
How to cut a C notch in a pipe?
Hold the pipe up to the frame centered on the line and as high as you want the c notch to be. Now draw a line around it to show you where to cut. If you need to go more than halfway through the frame, you need to do some more work. We will cover that at the end of this article. Now cut that part out. Don’t cut on the line, but cut just below it.
Do I need a jackstand to make a C notch?
It’s good to have a jackstand on each side of the c notch you’re going to make. (Just in front and just in back). This will support the frame as you cut it and will keep it from moving…
Who makes C-notch kits for GMC?
McGaughys makes C-Notch Kits for Chevy, Dodge, and GMC. Click below to find the right McGaughys Suspension C-Notch Kits for your vehicle!