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Old 03-17-2007, 02:27 PM
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how to lower the rear end?

i put some new tires on my 95 f-150 yesterday and they look great (275/60/r15). but, i dont like how much fender well shows in the back. the front is fine. i don't want my truck to be too low, just leveled. i cant seem to find lowering rear leaf springs.
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:55 PM
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I take it you have a 2x4 . How much you need to go? You can get 2" lowering shackles . Remove a leaf spring or 2. Put custom block under spring that is thinner. Or run around with weight in back of bed. HaHa
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Who makes/sells 2" lowering shackles? I also would like to lower my ´89 F150 a little.
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I don't know but have seen them on eBay last week and in sports truck magazine while back. I'd check with any of the sport truck suspension company.(lowering kits )
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i have a question that deals with this i have a 4.2l 4x2 lon wheel base truck and would like to raise the front to level the truck out im a redneck and usually im found off road somewhere so i dont want to lower it. is there any cheap ways i can do this. maybe my next truck will be a 4x4 and i dcan jack it up but im stuck with this one till i get it paid
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lostin90s: I´ll try find them from ebay,thanks.

bigredneck47240: BroncoGraveyard sells 2" poly lift spacers,they cost 95 dollars. There´s also new stiffer/longer front coil springs for sale.
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lostin90s: I´ll try find them from ebay,thanks.

bigredneck47240: BroncoGraveyard sells 2" poly lift spacers,they cost 95 dollars. There´s also new stiffer/longer front coil springs for sale.
thanks man i appreciate it
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Who makes/sells 2" lowering shackles? I also would like to lower my ´89 F150 a little.
LMC truck, Summit racing, Jegs, JC Whitney.. all on-line catalogs....I've seen kits at AutoZone too........the 2 inch shackle drop is really common.
If you're broke.....take a torch to the front 6 inches of the spring and let the truck settle......cheap and fast.

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i have a question that deals with this i have a 4.2l 4x2 lon wheel base truck and would like to raise the front to level the truck out im a redneck and usually im found off road somewhere so i dont want to lower it. is there any cheap ways i can do this. maybe my next truck will be a 4x4 and i dcan jack it up but im stuck with this one till i get it paid
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coil spring jacks or change coil springs to 3/4 or 1 ton springs and adjustable ball joint sleeves
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LMC truck, Summit racing, Jegs, JC Whitney.. all on-line catalogs....I've seen kits at AutoZone too........the 2 inch shackle drop is really common.
If you're broke.....take a torch to the front 6 inches of the spring and let the truck settle......cheap and fast.

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I´ve searched them from summit before but I couldn´t find them but now I did.

Thanks for a tip.
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i would just google a drop shackle. heating springs isn't always a real good idea.

http://www.rpmoutlet.com/lightmagna.htm

http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.a.../categoryid/30
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