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Old 07-01-2005
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Lowering rearend some more.

Ive got 1.5 inch drop coils on the front. I took the bed off and did the rear spring mount flip. I want the truck to sit pretty much level. It looks like the rear end is still higher, Iknow the the bed will drop some but I dont think enough. I contemplating flipping the front shackle, which would require drilling new holes or removing one of the leaves. How much drop will removing the middle leave give me? I need some suggestions on doing this before I put the bed back on. Im on a really tight budget. So buying any drop parts really isnt an option. I still have to do body work and paint and wheels and tires. Im trying to stay at about $1500 on restoring this truck. It may seem low, but Ive got a tight budget for it. What about mounting the shocks at more of an angle to contunue to use the stock length shocks. I was thinking about air shocks to level out the rea if I get it too low. Also wouldnt the air shocks help if I take a leaf out and need to carry a load.?
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Old 07-04-2005
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any one have any ideas
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If you have the skills/tools, do a ' flip ' on the rear leaf. Should gve you the diameter of the axle in a drop fashon ( between 2-3 inches ).

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Old 07-09-2005
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Got it done

I just removed the middle leaf from each side, that with the rear shackle flip, the truck now sits level with front being dropped 2 inches with springs.
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