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4" too much?

I have been looking into leveling out my truck. I've always thought of raising the front end a couple inches...but it just dawned on me that I could lower the rear and not have any alignment issues and well...my truck just wouldnt be right if I made it any higher...

i have found this flip kit

http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.as...5&scid=FROOGLE

It's a 4" drop and it's like 50 bucks. Is a 4" drop too low? Will that make it lower than my front end? Here is my truck so you may be able to make a guess...

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ALSO: any idea of how to tell a noobie like me how to install a flip kit?? Is it hard? I'm not an idiot when it comes to such things and I do have my own arsenal of tools, but is it too hard for me to try on my own?
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Torque those torsion bars, it's free!
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i thought those were only on a 4x4
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what year is it?? your car domain says 95. it will have coilovers up front
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yeah, it's 95. what are coilovers? what can be done or can't be done with them
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coilovers are shocks that have a spring around them. to lift them I believe that you just put in a longer spring and shock.
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i recently replaced the shocks myself. they def. were not inside the coil springs.
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maybe i'm wrong then..... do you have coil springs up front??
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yeah, there are coils up front. I guess I could get a some longer coils, but then I might need new shocks and I just bought these. I suppose I should just leave it alone
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2" Drop in the back should level it out.. cheap too!
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first, you dont have torsion bars, or coil overs.

second if you can read a tape measure you can figure out how much to drop the rear in order to level out the truck. you dont need us to guess using your pic.

as far as answers go, yes 4" is too much.
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well if you lowering your truck you might as well get a kit.
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could he take the stock block out?
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could he take the stock block out?
2wd's don't have blocks in the rear... Except Edge models.
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my bad gumby, my bad
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Splashes always look great lowered...so just lower the rear to match the front for starters then start saving for what ever else you want.
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what about lowering blocks? say 2"?

is that too cheap? will it cause my truck to spin out of control when one breaks and kill me?
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what about lowering blocks? say 2"?

is that too cheap? will it cause my truck to spin out of control when one breaks and kill me?
lowering blocks only work on spring under axle trucks, you have spring over. The best thing you could do would be those shackle hangars, anything else will make you a lot lower
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