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xlt arms on an 2wd edge?

I've been thinking alot lately on how I'm going to lower my edge and was wondering if it is possible to just use xlt control arms and stick them right on the edge. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of stock xlt suspension, so I have no idea if this is even possible. What I am really wanting to do it find a shop that can make me a custom set of lowered control arms with coil-over shocks. For the rear I would just flip the leafs etc.

Anyone have pics and info on this....i know the lowering the edge discussion has been beaten to death already...I Ive seen edgerat's truck already ect etc. I just wanted some fresh idea's about this.

edit: http://www.illusivefabrications.com/...index&cPath=21

would any of that stuff bolt on...even if i had to do a little modding to get it to work that would be fine

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no it doesnt work D tried it...
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yeah arent the coil type and torsion bar frames different up front?
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yeah arent the coil type and torsion bar frames different up front?
i believe so.....the coil types have a coil bucket built into the bottom of the frame....
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now you can remove the t-bars weld up custom brackets on the frame and install coil overs that has been done before
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The mounting points for the lower arm and rack and pinion are different also, and the spindles are shorter on the xlt vs. the edge 4x2.
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now you can remove the t-bars weld up custom brackets on the frame and install coil overs that has been done before
Thats probably what ill be doing then
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do ya'll think there is someone who can custom build some drop spindles for the edge? as far as the people takin off the torsion bars an addin in the coil overs, did it work wit no problems?

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Im glad I have a xlt with DJM Uppers and lowers and Belltech springs
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do ya'll think there is someone who can custom build some drop spindles for the edge? as far as the people takin off the torsion bars an addin in the coil overs, did it work wit no problems?
I only know of two people with coil-overs, they both did a nice install and neither of them told me about any problems

it just takes time and money
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ok cause if i cant get a good deal on tradin in my edge for an xlt, then thats wat i'll do. an it dont do anything to the camber either? i mean cause i want to lower my truck like 5 inches at least.

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