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Old 03-08-2005
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Lower lower lower

Ive got a 2000 xlt on dubs and i already have it dropped about 3 1/2 inches all the way around and i wnt to go lower but i dont want to have to buy a whole new kit. i have the lower leaf springs in the rear and the coils and nitro drops in the front all from belltech. i need some advice on getting lower for a lower price any help is greatly appreciated.
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if you do not want alot of camber than you need to buy the i-beams (if for your year.) with the flip kit. I have that on my truck, got it from djm suspension, love it. I had -.1 camber on the driver wheel and none on the other. and if you ever plan on baggin' it you need them anyway.
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i think all you need is lower a arms and a flip kit...the ibeams stopped in 97
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bingo he has a-arms... My year has I-beams and boy arnt those a dream....
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i already have camber and defineatly plan on bagging it so i guess i need the i beams and a flip kit sounds good to me nice and unexpensive which is a huge plus. i just hope i dont have to notch it cuz of the 20s i dont fell like cittuin frame out right now ill let yall know what happens thanks
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i beams do not work on your truck you would need the a arms...if you wait until you bag it you can get a arms that have the mounts attached...and if you want it to lay out over 20's...get ready to hack up your frame...it inevitable
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i beams do not work on your truck you would need the a arms...if you wait until you bag it you can get a arms that have the mounts attached...and if you want it to lay out over 20's...get ready to hack up your frame...it inevitable
right, i did not want to cut my bed, or my frame, so i did not cut the bed out. Now my drive shaft is messing up and i am gonna have to do a notch and a bridge and a 4-link so that the truck rides right and stops having problems. Also you will not lay in the back you will be about five inches off the ground and it looks knida dumb. Why bag it if you can't lay?
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Cutting you bed is a pain in itself, but think of them people that want them Ultra long travel shocks and have to cut slots into their bed and then a cage for the shocks like a baja. I forget what that's called. But you can do a bolt on C notch. And I would cut my bed in a heartbeat, 20's all the way around.
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Cutting you bed is a pain in itself, but think of them people that want them Ultra long travel shocks and have to cut slots into their bed and then a cage for the shocks like a baja. I forget what that's called. But you can do a bolt on C notch. And I would cut my bed in a heartbeat, 20's all the way around.
cuttin the bed is so easy it takes about 20 min and a cold case of beer. what are u guys using to cut a hand saw????? air metal shires or plasma and your done! or the really redneck way just a sawzaw
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redneck way? damn I use the sawsall for everything..... no comment
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cuttin the bed is so easy it takes about 20 min and a cold case of beer. what are u guys using to cut a hand saw????? air metal shires or plasma and your done! or the really redneck way just a sawzaw

this coming from the guy who is too afraid to drill holes in the hood for a scoop
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well i gues im just gonna go ahead and lay out now instead oof waiting with c notches and so on. i guess do it all now and save some headache.
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im not cuttin my frame. i'm just gettin a 2/3 drop and shaving my bump stops.
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Sawsall is the god of all saws... Na some people think they will hit somthing vital, and when your using a FLAME near a GAS tank... shyt's bound to happen.
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