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Old 02-16-2009
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Educate me on lowering a truck?

I've never really been into lowering, so I know next to nothing about it...

What are my options? I want to lower the rat rod about 6 inches. What is the best (read: cheapest) method? And it's for a rat rod, so it doesn't have to be fancy
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rear flip the axle over the leaves, flip hangers.. front dream beams, coils.. cut and hack as you see fit..

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DJM beams, cut coils, flipkit and fliped rear hangers for about 5/7 drop
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cheapest... take a torch to springs.... dont blame me when they fail haha
take leaves out of leaf pack*take to many out and they will crack
cut coils. cut slow to prevent too much heat


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Lots of ghetto people on here or what? lol Cutting the coils. I would laugh. Spend the $100 and get a set of lowering coils. Or just get the DJM kit for about $650.
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chevy lowering shackles work great on the ranger........
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i would say lowering coils and flip the axle and flip the hangers
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Get an axle from an exploder. They are already a spring under, this will net you 5 inches of drop I believe.

And front, just get a set of lowering coils, or if you want the DJM kit.
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Dropping is sick.

You could just fill the bed with cement.
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