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Old 02-04-2007
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Lowered the truck a little more and new shocks

Got some new coilover shocks yesterday and lowere the truck about 1.5" more in the front, with the extra stiffness from the coils it rides a lot better next week we will be doing some camber mods to help realign it.It almost rides like when I had it lifted.It's a little bouncy, but thats better than it crashing down like it did.

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Here is the notch I made for a little extra clearance
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And here is the finished product, yes the truck is filthy.btw no rubbing at all even on 20x9.5 rims

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now it is at the perfect height (imo) and rides good.
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Nice.. but dude IMHO .. I need to get rid of that bumper.. rims and lund hood scoops..... clean trucks is what alot of people really look at these days..
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thanks for the comments
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Looks good, but needs a bath.
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yeah it has been raining a lot, you should have seen it before i rinsed it off.
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chunk the rims and bumper.. and i like it!
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rims yes, bumper no. I like my bumper, some don't but that doesn't bother me.
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keep going the direction your going. f the haters. they dont like it, then they dont have to put it on their trucks. let others do what they want to please themselves
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thanks , I just hate when I post something about suspension and all of a sudden I get comments way off topic.
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Looks great
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thanks , I just hate when I post something about suspension and all of a sudden I get comments way off topic.
its called constructive criticism if you like it then woooo for you, i'm not a hater,i just dont care for it.. there not ugly, just not my style.. dont act like im a damn oppressor and im lynching you for gods sake.. lol
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all i am saying is that im not asking for opinions on the rims ,scoops, or the bumper this is a post about my suspension.
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all i am saying is that im not asking for opinions on the rims ,scoops, or the bumper this is a post about my suspension.
ah well.. i did like it when your truck was black! but thats a nice coilover kit.. what spring rate is it
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i wasnt referring to u anyway i was talkin about the first guy that posted. Anyways not sure what the spring rate was they are not really coilovers, more like just extra load springs. ever since the truck has been lowered it has been really soft and bottomed out easy. now with these I dont have to slow down for bumps.
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nice shocks!
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my peeve is you guys who can''t decide if you want it slammed or sky high.... must be nice to have $$$$$$$ to play with.
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i wasnt referring to u anyway
well.. you know what.. who said i was referring to you anyway to.. maybe i was talking to myself.. dont barge in on my conversation alright?
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i wasnt referring to u anyway i was talkin about the first guy that posted. Anyways not sure what the spring rate was they are not really coilovers, more like just extra load springs. ever since the truck has been lowered it has been really soft and bottomed out easy. now with these I dont have to slow down for bumps.
That's what I was just about to ask. So you are still using the torsion bars as well? I had thought about replacing the shocks with coilovers on my truck and getting rid of the torsion bars. I think you might have to strenghten the shock hoops to do that though. It looks good though, nice job!
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my peeve is you guys who can''t decide if you want it slammed or sky high.... must be nice to have $$$$$$$ to play with.
if you have an edge, it really doesnt cost a whole lot lol
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can i drive on your hood .... relax bro sorry for the comment.. just stating a opinion... Truck sites really nice.. Do not think I hate lowered trucks.. My buddy and I are notching his frame on his 95 ranger to drag some frame on the ground :)
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although not a fan of lowered trucks, it looks good. Adding accessories to your vehicle goes along with your personality. Everyones different, and everyones got there opinions, do what you like, and dont even worry with those who say things look like crap, you need to get rid of them. Who paid for the truck? is what I always tell those who say stuff about mine. that goes for lifted or lowered truck. theres my words of peace and wisdom for the year, lol, and in febuary, hell ya, wont have to worry with that anymore. lol.
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