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yea thats kind of why i did cutcoils instead of lowering coils, i couldnt find any and i didnt have the 150 for them if i found em
since my truck is still raked with a 2/2, going 5/5 wouldnt level it at all would it? id have to go 5/7 right?
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5/6 might get you close to level. With my 4/5, the rear fender is 1/2" higher than the front. Of course, if 5/7 takes you past level, you could always cut another 1/4 or 1/2 coil out to level it up.
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how would i go 6 in the back when a flipkit is 5 and hanger flip is 2?
pull a leaf out?
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maybe. Longer shackle maybe. Still, if you're trying to get low, why not just take the front to 5.5?
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5.5 = beams and half of another coil trimmed off?
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5.5 = beams and half of another coil trimmed off?
then you wont be able to align it if you go that far i believe

I was alignable but then again I have a different suspension.

also my 5/7 sat level
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maybe. Longer shackle maybe. Still, if you're trying to get low, why not just take the front to 5.5?
longer shackle will lift, not lower he would want shorter shackles to drop more which they dont make, only the djm lifting shackles aka chevy shackles which lift 2 inches.
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then you wont be able to align it if you go that far i believe

I was alignable but then again I have a different suspension.

also my 5/7 sat level
i thought with beams that would cure the alignment issues that using drop coils and no cams creates?
and since i have those adjustable cams i can align it anyway it needs to go, well upto 4.5 in any direction
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i thought with beams that would cure the alignment issues that using drop coils and no cams creates?
and since i have those adjustable cams i can align it anyway it needs to go, well upto 4.5 in any direction
just remember when you get up to that amount of drop no matter what type of suspension out of a drop coil your pushing it getting it aligned. I know mine was a pain to get aligned even with adjustable eccentrics.
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hrm, then maybe ill go 3/5 with beams/flipkit and just get some more stock coils and unflip my hangers, ive had enough of allignment problems
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why dont you go jack off somewhere and gtfo of my thread
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hrm, then maybe ill go 3/5 with beams/flipkit and just get some more stock coils and unflip my hangers, ive had enough of allignment problems
might as well keep it 5/5 unless you like the *** dragging look youll have with a flipkit out back
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why dont you go jack off somewhere and gtfo of my thread
I'll just do it in here

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might as well keep it 5/5 unless you like the *** dragging look youll have with a flipkit out back
with 5/5 will i need those shims for my driveshaft?


and wouldnt 5/7 have the same *** draggin look as 3/5 just lower?
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lol.

And I meant a longer shackle to lift him back up a bit from the 7" drop of the flip and hanger. I.e., no *** draggin with 5" up front.
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how would i go 6 in the back when a flipkit is 5 and hanger flip is 2?
pull a leaf out?
Flip kits for our generation are 4". Then flipped shackles are 2". That equals 6".
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the flipkit for our gen is 4 inches yes, but an extended cab makes it 5 with the extra weight i do believe
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the flipkit for our gen is 4 inches yes, but an extended cab makes it 5 with the extra weight i do believe
Its also higher stock than a regular cab. My friend's uncle's Ranger was higher than mine in the rear stock.
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Flip kits for our generation are 4". Then flipped shackles are 2". That equals 6".
wrong, its the axle you have, 7.5 gets around 4-4.5 depending on how worn and sagging your leafs are, and 8.8s get 5.
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how would i go 6 in the back when a flipkit is 5 and hanger flip is 2?
pull a leaf out?
one other thing you have to worry about is pinion angle, if you want it that low, just do the flip, adn get a 2" block
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one other thing you have to worry about is pinion angle, if you want it that low, just do the flip, adn get a 2" block
Why get a block? BLOCKS ARE BAAAAD! He already has the shackle flip.
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one other thing you have to worry about is pinion angle, if you want it that low, just do the flip, adn get a 2" block
pinion angle would be the same either way whether he has blocks or flipped hangers. still 7 inches of drop either way..
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