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Ive been reading into and thinking about bagging my Canyon, but curious why there arent any rear link kits specific for these trucks? It seems like a few companies have tried, but they failed or are now out of business. whats up with this? What was wrong with these kits and put the companies under?

Just curious why nobody can have any success with the 355 platform, it seems like they're is enough interest.
 

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Cause there is not alot of interest in these trucks, theres hardly every any at minitruck shows. Just get a universal 4 link kit and build it yourself, the rear is the easy part.
 

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Yea what he said. These trucks aren't exactly the easiest trucks to do and just cuz alotta people say they are going to bag their 355s doesn't mean they are gonna go thru with it. There's a few build threads on here so u can get a roundabout idea
 

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Im not really concerned about building my own, i have been able to find many build threads with lots of ideas. I was just curious as to why there arent any available specifically for the 355's. Maybe these trucks arent cheap enough yet, so people have a hard time actually cutting them?
 

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People just dont really like them. They didnt sell well, very few companies are willing to waste their time developing parts that they wont sell many of.

People that want to cut trucks up will do it regardless of how much they cost. When the new body style chevys came out there were lots of people that picked them up at the dealerships the first day they could and droped them off at shops to get bagged and body dropped.
 

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alot of the problem is that GM didnt really promote these trucks. how many ads have you seen for a 355? how many have you seen for toyotas and nissans? chevy gave up on the platform pretty early and it got to a point where most dealers dont stock them. sales suck and companies are not gonna make parts for a slow selling truck. profits have to outweight R&D cost.
 

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People just dont really like them. They didnt sell well, very few companies are willing to waste their time developing parts that they wont sell many of.

People that want to cut trucks up will do it regardless of how much they cost. When the new body style chevys came out there were lots of people that picked them up at the dealerships the first day they could and droped them off at shops to get bagged and body dropped.
I can partially agree with this, but there are people (myself included) who were always interested in bagging one, but arent going to the dealer and drop $20,000 on a new one just to spend another $6000+ more to cut it up. thats a pretty expensive weekend/evening driver for me. I wanted to wait until i could pick one up for cheap, and put the bulk of my car budget into my daily driver, which gets use every day.

alot of the problem is that GM didnt really promote these trucks. how many ads have you seen for a 355? how many have you seen for toyotas and nissans? chevy gave up on the platform pretty early and it got to a point where most dealers dont stock them. sales suck and companies are not gonna make parts for a slow selling truck. profits have to outweight R&D cost.
So is that the cause of companies going out of business after releasing a kit?
 

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naw just bad business, The only one I know that had a kit for these trucks was GTC and they started ripping people off. I got my trans crossmember from them and had a hell of a time getting them to ship it to me. Theres companies out there that make parts but no bagging kits. If you're planning on bagging it yourself you shouldnt need a kit really. Michigan metalworks makes control arms and spindles for the trucks that will help when bagging the front. You wont need the spindles unless your going with 22s or bigger. The arms are nice Im planning on getting them eventually
 

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ITs funny to read what the people who actually know how hard it is to lay these trucks. I have haved a framed one( I bagged ) and now the body dropped. Its easier to just start all over with a new frame seriously these stock platforms are a bitch to lay. Its not like the old s10's when you could mono leaf and slap cup's/bags in the front with spindles to lay it out. MAkes having a bagged 355 that much better :salute:
 

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Yea the front is a bitch! The rear isnt too bad I mean you have to cut all the shit out and start from scratch but Since doing that Ive had to have a fuel cell made and now Im getting the axle narrowed cause Im tired of rubbing lol. Gonna just narrow it for when it gets bodied in the very distant future
 

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Yea the front is a bitch! The rear isnt too bad I mean you have to cut all the shit out and start from scratch but Since doing that Ive had to have a fuel cell made and now Im getting the axle narrowed cause Im tired of rubbing lol. Gonna just narrow it for when it gets bodied in the very distant future
keep adding to the list buddy. Welcome to the drug of wanting to go lower than anyone else :D
 

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ITs funny to read what the people who actually know how hard it is to lay these trucks. I have haved a framed one( I bagged ) and now the body dropped. Its easier to just start all over with a new frame seriously these stock platforms are a bitch to lay. Its not like the old s10's when you could mono leaf and slap cup's/bags in the front with spindles to lay it out. MAkes having a bagged 355 that much better :salute:
I agree, im excited to get going on mine. They look much better layed out than an S10 also... IMO
 
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