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Old 12-27-2011, 01:40 PM
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Lowering 1992 F150

Alright so far, for lowering my 1992 F150 I've got a belltech rear flip kit and belltech I beams for the front. What is the flip kit good for in the back, 5 or 6 inch drop? I've seen people say both.... however I want a 4/6 drop, so if its only good for 5 in the back im going to need drop shackles. Now for the front is my question, how should I lower that other inch? Coil springs? Possibly lightning coil springs? I still want to be able to align my truck haha. Thanks
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:54 PM
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Yes flip kit is for 5. Shackles will get you the other inch. You will need to notch your frame also. For front lightning coils or 1" drop coils.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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i went 5/5 on my 95 F150, i went beams and L springs in the front, and the flip in the rear ...

i say do the flip and the beams, and the L springs, and see how well you like it for awhile. I was going to go down another inch in the rear, but i decided not to and am happy with the results.

BTW, with my 5" rear drop, i didnt notch the frame... i just removed the bumpstops. Havent had any problems in 9 months of driving ...
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bootlegger, can you post a picture?
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86, do you think the belltech drop spring will be too much of a drop, its supposed to be a 2 inch drop. Would the alignment be thrown off too bad with the 2 inch drop? Im trying to find someone who makes a 1 inch drop coil, but no luck yet. Or where could I buy new lightning springs?
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Good luck finding NEW lightning springs. Some come up on nloc from time to time. You might be able to go with the 2" drop coils and get new alignment bushings. When I'm on my computer ill post a link.
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lol people never browse the classifieds here. I have a set of 1" drop coil springs for 87-96 f150's for sale. Just need painted as they are raw metal. I can send you a pic via txt message. $70 shipped is what I am asking

I lowered mine 4.5/6 and had front coil springs custom made. Cost a pretty penny but I like the way it looks and I did not notch my frame just removed bump stops and put small ones on. This is front with stock tires, also no problems aligning it. I have stempf automotives adjustable camber bushing and its good up to 4*. Also I did have the belltech 2" drop springs and they made me have tire rub.

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I could also sell you the alignment bushings as well if not you can find them on ebay.

$62 here
EXTREME FULLY ADJUSTABLE ALIGNMENT CAMBER CASTER BUSHING KIT 2WD 2X4 4X4 4WD SET | eBay

I could get you some for 60$ shipped
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Im perfectly fine with using 2inch belltech drop srings, as long as i can get alignment bushings that work.
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any reputable alignment shop should be able to get you back into specs ... i speak from experience, i'm a guy who does alignments for a living...

heres my silver 95, i've since put some slightly shorter tires on it ...
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Good luck finding NEW lightning springs. Some come up on nloc from time to time. You might be able to go with the 2" drop coils and get new alignment bushings. When I'm on my computer ill post a link.
Ive never seen a set for sale other than from NLOC ... i know i've bought two sets there ... but the question is: what will i do when they eventually wear out?
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Ive never seen a set for sale other than from NLOC ... i know i've bought two sets there ... but the question is: what will i do when they eventually wear out?
I guess get coil spring specialties to make you up some.
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That truck looks awesome, nice work bootlegger. Looks like i'll be getting the 2 inch drop springs from belltech which will make for a 5/6 drop. Does anybody have pictures of a 5/6 drop?
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That truck looks awesome, nice work bootlegger. Looks like i'll be getting the 2 inch drop springs from belltech which will make for a 5/6 drop. Does anybody have pictures of a 5/6 drop?
Thanks for the appreciation! It drives great too!
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:14 PM
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In this stylin trucks catalog I have in my hands, it has a belltech 5/6 drop for 87-96s that uses a flip kit only. No drop shackles to get 6 inches. See what I mean about some places it says 5 inches, some places it says 6?
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