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Old 09-19-2011, 09:00 PM
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1951 F1 Front End Lowering

Hello everyone, I am getting ready to do the spring over axle drop in the rear and was wondering what was the best way to lower the front to match the rear drop? I am going to use the TCI Leaf Spring kit for the rear since it comes with all new leaf springs and seems like a complete kit for the rear. I saw LMC truck sells front lowering springs but wasnt sure if that was the best way to go. What have you done?

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Hi Welcome to FTE! I have a Jag IFS under the front of mine, but not on the road yet, not even close! I know there are lowering leafs, there are also lower axles, sort of a drop spindle built into the axle, and you use something different with the tie rods. Sorry for not knowing, but someone will chime in soon to fill in the blanks for sure!
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IFS or stock drop front axle I got the same rear tci spring setup with a tci muxtang 11 IFS. DROPS it 4'' front and back. Drives great !!!!
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pic. of my truck

It will set like mine in the pic. Note ifs with stock spindels not droped spindels.
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Truck looks great!!! Where can I get a drop straight axle?
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This will start ya out.
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Very nice stance! BTW the sun visor you have any info on it> I would like to get and install on my project as well. Thanks
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Contact Sid here about drop axles...from what I have been told through my searches for lowering solutions, he is the best in the business and he uses your stock Ford casting. Good stuff.

As mentioned, you are looking at IFS or drop axle to lower it that much. You can get a few inches by using saggy old springs and remove a few. There is a thread on the HAMB right here that talks about lowering...it is a must read for any F-1 owner that wants to lower their truck in my humble opinion.

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I am about to order the Posie front Super Slider springs. Good idea or no?
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I am about to order the Posie front Super Slider springs. Good idea or no?
I would do a little more research on the Posie springs - I've heard a number of yes and no's on them
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I'm tellin ya...read that article on the HAMB...it talks about a ton of options he made and why exactly he made them.
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Don't you have to "C" notch the frame to do a spring over drop in the rear?
Also there can be steering linkage issues with the dropped axle - You need to satisfy yourself that you can deal with these.
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You actually don't even need to do a spring over to drop the rear...

And yes you do need to get tie rod end drops if you lower the front end over an inch I believe.
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Drop spindles or dropped axle will require changing the steering geometry. As mentioned before tie rods, and the drag link will no longer be parallel to the frame. Not good for handling and won't improve ride quality. If you have the $ an IFS set up is much better. I dropped the rear by the leaf springs below the axle and an IFS in front.
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