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Old 07-15-2008
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I have a 93 Spash as well and I think that I am going to do a 2/3 maybe a 3/4 but we will see. I couldn't see going any lower but up to you, I am also going to have 17's with like a 45 series tires so that changes some things too.
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I ran 235/45/17 on my 17's.
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This may sound dumb but after looking under my truck I am not sure how the whole flip of the leafsprings work like to you just relocate them to the bottom or do you litteraly flip as well as placing them under the axle? This is the first time I have worked with lowering a truck so I am not sure. I built my other car but for whatever reson I can't figure this out and I need to be able to do it in one day because it is my DD
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When i was lowering my truck i flipped my shackles for 8 bucks and gave me about 4 inch drop. The back was lower then my front by 2 inches and only took me about a hour to do with the bed off, some people may say its bad for the truck but i never had a problem with mine, jus wore my swing bearing out faster then normal. The only other con is if u ever flip them back (i did) your leafs will be flatter and provide a bumpier ride that i am dealing with plus i ran stock shocks so it wore them out too, then i got smart and jus lifted it, but all the flip kit does is put your axle like the s-10s, moves it onto of the springs, i jus bent the leafs more to lower it cheaper, happy lowering
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theres no way a hanger flip gave u 4 inches the most u can get from just flipping the leaf spring hangers which the shackles attach to is 2.5 inches.

a flipkit is basically putting the axle from underneath the leafs to on top of them.

You maintain factory payload and ride just 5 inches lower.
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shackles gave me 3, i forgot i took my load spring out, thanks for remindin me mark, its been a long time since it was lowered
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So, Tim, how does flipping the hangers wear out the springs? and the "hanger bearing"?

And btw, Mark, Beltech does have a 4" hanger flip kit out. It replaces and flips both the front and rear hangers.

Martin, I did my whole 4/5 drop in and afternoon, so I think you'll be fine. The kits come with instructions, and you can read the DJM instructions on StylinTrucks website.
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Old 07-22-2008
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i have a 2 piece drive shaft, i have what is called a swing bearing, not a hangar bearin, i dont know of such a think, and it puts more stress on it because i lost alot of pinion angle and didnt shim it (my fault) and it arches the springs more at one end and when u unflip them they de arch and lost there shape and sag, makes it where i can put a 4 wheeler in the back of my truck and scrub the 31s on my rear fender wells where without the 4 wheeler i have major gap between the tires and fender well...
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So, Tim, how does flipping the hangers wear out the springs? and the "hanger bearing"?

And btw, Mark, Beltech does have a 4" hanger flip kit out. It replaces and flips both the front and rear hangers.

Martin, I did my whole 4/5 drop in and afternoon, so I think you'll be fine. The kits come with instructions, and you can read the DJM instructions on StylinTrucks website.
My springs never wore out due to my hanger flip

And I know belltech makes the hanger flip along with hillbank motorsports hanger flip for the 2 inch drop which is a waste.
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Old 07-22-2008
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I have a 3/4, but now I want to go lower...take that into consideration.
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Mark, did you ever unflip your hangars? thats when mine began is when u put it back stock
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Mark, did you ever unflip your hangars? thats when mine began is when u put it back stock
Yup they are unflipped and its fine not sagging one bit and they were flipped for 1.5 years.
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mine was right at a year, but i did haul alot in my bed with them flipped, dunno if that is what caused it or what, could jus be my truck too, wish mine was ok...
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ok so.. its been awhile. Is this the kit i want? http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294844590
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well i need to know what i exactly need. 1. i need ibeams 2.flip kit. 3. rear drop shocks 4. ? any thing else? would i need new coils for up front? or are mine settled enough?

any help is greatly appreashed (sp?) lol i suck at spelling.
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any thing?
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Yup, thats the one, but you can prolly find a better price at Stylin Trucks.
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what do i exactly need?
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ok i finally got my sh*t together and i got the djm 3/4 and its freekin awesome! im running cobra r's 17x9 & 17x 10.5. i knew this day would come, i want to go a bit lower. im thinking about getting drop springs. i saw earlier that my coils prob have settled by now so would it even be worth it?

i have plans for a 5.0 swap and im contemplation about bags...
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keep in mind that adding the djm 3/4 gave you actually a 4/5 drop... but you can still flip the rear spring hangers for another 2 or so inches in the rear... the 5.0 is a little heavier than the 4.0 so that may lower the front of the truck a little... and it's possible that the 2 inch drop springs will lift the front of the truck due to your current springs being broken in... but all variables being constant, if you bought the 2 in drop coils for the front, and did the spring hanger flip in the rear, you would end up with a 5/7 drop(i think)
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