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Old 09-13-2007
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honestly I would just flip the rear hangers for the 2 inches of drop until you bag it, instead of trying to find a way to drive it around static'd like that.

I already found a way mark... why would i go back and flip the rear ones... If something really bad happens in the near future bc of flipping the front hangers then i just might flip the back. But until then i'll rock my 9'' drop!


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so Static dropping = flipping the front hangers?
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so Static dropping = flipping the front hangers?
no a static drop is lowering of the truck without adjustable suspension like airbags or hydraulics.


I will admit the 9 inches looks good but I dont see the practicality of driving it around like that, With my 7 inch drop my gastank is like 3-4 inches off the ground thats low enough for my taste. Also the pinion angle is giving you such a hassle I couldnt imagine taking that thing on the highway or even think about the vibrations you'll have and the u joints that it will eat. Also isnt your driveshaft rubbing on the crossmembers around the gastank? I know mine is pretty damn close with the 7 inch drop.

Im not saying its bad to be that low it just doesnt seem practical, eating u joints and dealing with that pinion angle and how low the gas tank is almost on the ground. Honestly I would return the front hangers to how they were originally and flip the rear ones and have a safe but functioning 7 inch drop in the back, yeah thats bragging rights having the 9 inch drop in the back it just doesnt seem safe or worth the trouble it will bring. I mean Im sure you can deal with a 5/7 until you bag it and then you wont have the issue of replacing u joints or busting your plastic gas tank.

I love the look of it rolling cali style static but it almost looks to much with a 5/9 drop.
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yea i understand what u mean... but i had to get a fuel cell and blah blah... and yes the driveshaft was close to the gas tank but when u get a fuel cell it helps alot lol. ALso ur on 17s right?? im on 20s so my truck sits a lil higher than urs... But im going to drive the truck like this for a month and see what happens.. and if anything real dangerous are risky happens then i will just flip the rear shackles... but i already got the bed back on and new driveshaft and i dont feel like tearing it arpart again if i dont need to. But i'll let u no mark when i do something different. Thanks for ur concern but i assure u it works with the right amount of time, metal, and skills.



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tank more like it.....
a tank atleast has some sort of suspension lol

anywho, DAMN thats low!!


and it looks good
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In the case of the RCD lift kit, you place 4 pinion shims on the leafspring plate. This returns the axle to a corrected angle when you tighten up the suspension after install.
did you have any problems with the shims? i had to have mine taken out..
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looks sick, back in the day a friend of mine flipped the hangers we had to notch the cross member under the cab.
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just bag the mother fawker!

and check your driveshaft where it goes into the tranny,, i busted the seal on my f150 and it leaked everywhere... nothing a **** load of silicone didnt fix hahaha

heres my old hunk o junk bagged up front, 10-11ish static drop in the rear. ha ignore stock rim, burnouts=blowouts=3 20s and 1 16 for 2 months haha
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looks VERY good man
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