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How can i get lower?

I was wondering how i can get my truck lower..i already flipped the rear hangers and it drop about 2-3" but i was wondering how to go lower in the back....are the front hangers able to flip?
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you can flip the rear axle from spring over to spring under. get an explorer axle and it will bolt right in and you will get around 4 inches of drop
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you can flip the rear axle from spring over to spring under. get an explorer axle and it will bolt right in and you will get around 4 inches of drop
Dude. Really? You can't tell he's already flipped?

And to the OP, you'll need to notch the frame, if you haven't already, but you can remove the second leaf from the rear spring pack, and that should net you about 2" more, plus a smoother ride.
Belltech sells "lowering hangers" for the front hanger as well. I believe they do about the same as flipping the hangers, but I don't know of anybody that has done it.

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Old 01-21-2010
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yea i was thinking about just taking the second leaf...that will prolly be the next thing ill do but i want to wait till i get my rims and tires till i lower it anymore....but thanks for all ur help
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you said you flipped the hangers, is that all you have or do you have a flip kit also?
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Dude. Really? You can't tell he's already flipped?

And to the OP, you'll need to notch the frame, if you haven't already, but you can remove the second leaf from the rear spring pack, and that should net you about 2" more, plus a smoother ride.
Belltech sells "lowering hangers" for the front hanger as well. I believe they do about the same as flipping the hangers, but I don't know of anybody that has done it.
dude really???????


he said he flipped the shackles not the axle so
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throw some rocks in the bed?
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yah im confused to- if you flipped your hangers, you can still go for a springunder axle kit and that will lower it the width of the axle, and from there just notch the frame and add lowering blocks if you want to get low for cheap. I got Western chassis hangers that lower my rear of the 88 around 3"
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dude really???????


he said he flipped the shackles not the axle so
Look at his avatar. He's appears to be 5/7. You don't get that low with just a shackle flip.
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well lets wait and see what he says because im sure your wrong.
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he does look low, but if it the axle is flipped i would still throw a block in there than remove a leaf- just my opinion though
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ok all i did was flip the rear hangers...no flip kit or anything....and in my avatar pic...my truck isnt even lowered there yet lol... no axle flip or anything...and fliping the axle on top of the leafs is going to give me a termendouse drop....i only need about another 1-2".
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you said you flipped the hangers, is that all you have or do you have a flip kit also?
i just flipped the rear hangers..no flip kit or anything..just the free way lol.
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ok all i did was flip the rear hangers...no flip kit or anything....and in my avatar pic...my truck isnt even lowered there yet lol... no axle flip or anything...and fliping the axle on top of the leafs is going to give me a termendouse drop....i only need about another 1-2".

Damn Johnbaum13; you just got powed by Downey
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Put a flip kit on there for another 5" to get a total of 7", or just run the flip kit for 5".
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the top of the leaf wont hit the bottum of the bed?....because right now i got about and 1" of room between the top of the flipped hanger and the bottom of the bed.
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It won't move the leaf, just the axle to on top of the leaf.

And my bad, but it sure does look low in the av pic.
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you guys really made me LOL
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ill try to post a pic of the current stance of my truck...after only flipping the rear hangers....but i do have bigger tires in the back...the front tires are: 225/70R15..and theback are 225/75R15...so that does make a little diff. in hight
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THREE WORDS >>>> RANGER SHAPED HOLE
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If you want to go lower put a flip kit on and un-flip your shackles. It should give you a 5" drop, or 3-4" if you use a lift shackle instead of a stock shackle
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THREE WORDS >>>> RANGER SHAPED HOLE
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