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Front hangers?

What would be the effect of flipping the front leaf spring hangers? I have a 96 2wd ex cab.
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lower ride height
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why not flip the rear ones?
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wait, you have leafs up front? I thought you had coils......?
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Lol, maybe I should've elaborated. Rear leaf springs, but I've already flipped the rear hangers and it didn't yeild enough drop for my tastes. I'm wondering about my driveshaft angles and everything if I flip the front ones. Anybody experienced anything like this?
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just do an axel flip to on top of the springs, then if you want it a bit higher, you can just add longer shakles.
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Yeah do a flipkit its like what $50 bucks? Easy to install but you will have to reflip your hangers unless you want a 7" drop with the flipkit installed.
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yeah, you won't make 7" without bottoming or notching the frame, so reflip the hangers too. DJM flip kit corrects the pinion angle and moves the axel back 1/2" to center the wheel and give the drive shaft some room. 50 bucks on stylin trucks.
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yeah, you won't make 7" without bottoming or notching the frame, so reflip the hangers too. DJM flip kit corrects the pinion angle and moves the axel back 1/2" to center the wheel and give the drive shaft some room. 50 bucks on stylin trucks.

Im 7 inches but my frame is dead set on top of my axle its a tad bumpy at times!
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I'm getting it notched. Can I keep it at seven inches without scraping the road too much? Will I need to relocate the gas tank or anything? Also, how much of a notch before you have to cut the bed? You guys are a great help. Thanks.
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you can easily do a 3-4" bolt/weld in notch.
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you wont drag anything underneath with a 7 inch drop.
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