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Replacing a Big Mistake. (rear suspension)

Jesus, It's been awhile since I've been on here... Moving around a ****.. I miss u guys.

I have a bit of a little problem.. Last year I dropped my truck. Front end with Lowered Upper and Lower Control arms, and the rear with drop leaf springs.. BIG mistake.. I brought my truck outta storage fromt he winter and OMG .. I think i need a neck brace. I don't know how I ever ran my truck like this. So i need something to replace the rear suspension with a smoother Non- Neck Braking Ride. Money isn't a option.. Leaning toward a flip kit.. My rim size is 265/35/R22. Lowest I wanna go is about 3"..

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I'll see u guys around more often.!!!
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are you using drop shocks?

if not that could be your problem
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What about an airbag setup, will that give a smoother ride?
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yeah I'm using DJM drop shocks..
Airbags? Hmmm....
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if money isnt an issue air that sh*t out.
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if money isnt an issue air that sh*t out.
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factory leaf springs, flip kit, with drop shocks= smoooth!
i ran shackles/hangers and a flip kit on my f150 for a 10" drop with mini truck shocks and it rode smooth! except for when it bottomed out and drug the frame or gas tank ahha
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i wish my truck rode good, guess shes bottomin out on those rear bumpstops
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Well, this is what I tried so far.
I took the bottom Leaf out, so now i only have 2.. What a difference in ride quality!!
Now My next issue is when i took this leaf out. My *** end dropped down an Inch.. Not so great.. So now I sit at a 2/4 drop.. Now when i took out that leaf i stuck in a piece of metal stock so it wouldn't drop much lower.. So i think I can cut another inch thick of stock in there and hopefully it'll bring it back up to a 3" drop. Any thoughts?
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