I did the 5/7 on my 92 flareside back in 93. It has a great ride and factory payload, but I wouldn't haul anything that heavy anyways. I reatained the front and rear sway bars so it handles good also. One thing to watch out for, and I had to do this to mine, if you do a 2" in the front with a spring you really need to get the offset camber bushings. 2" puts a strain on the ball joints or at least puts them very close to the end of travel. This goes for just doing a 2" drop or a 5", as these 2 use a 2" spring, a 3" drop uses just the dropped I-beam, the 4" drop uses the beam with a 1" spring. A good front end alignment shop will know what you need and be able to do it for you. I wish I had pics to share with you but my truck is in Mo. and I'm in Ky.
By the way niety4, I love your truck and the way it sits. These trucks look great lowered it is really a shame more haven't been done.
So this may be a late question but I have an 89 F150 that I just did the drop I beams on and Im wanting lower. When I did the drop I noticed at stock height my passenger side sat lower than the driver side about a 1/2in.. Now it sticks out like a soar thumb and the passenger side sits way lower than the driver side.. Im wanting to do drop coils but I dont know which ones I should get.. I can get either a 1" or 2" drop coil but since I have to shim the lower side up(Passenger side) Im wanting to know if anyone would know which set of drop coils I should get or if it is even possible to do drop coils because a DJM guy told me its not worth it cuz its hard to align but then Belltech said it can be done and wouldn't be that hard.. Ninety4 I have lots of questions for ya man so if you could please help let me know..
I would look at getting the new coils. Unless your frame is bent the only other logical problem would be your springs are sagging, but this could also be caused by the rear leafs. I think you can put the front frame horns up on jackstands so that the front tires don't touch the ground, leaving the rear wheels and weight on the back, and see if it leans. Then do the opposite end and check the same thing. You should be able to figure out which end is giving you the lean.
If you have 3" dropped beams and you have had no problem aligning it 1" coils should not be a problem. As I stated above if you go 2" coils on either stock or dropped beams it is a wise idea to get the offset camber bushings. You may not have to but this will help ensure you do not bind the ball joints to achieve proper alignment.
Oh ok thanks... Yeah Im thinking it has to do with my rear leafs for it not being leveled.. I had put new stock height coils from moog racing that are progressive rate coils and it was still off.. So Im hoping that since I ordered new rear leafs, when I do the flip kit for the rear it makes the truck look level.. But other than that I don't know what else it would be other than the frame being bent.. Which I hope it isn't
Its fairly common for our trucks to not sit perfectly level. Mostly they sit lower on the passenger side. I think its becuase the engine is not centered in the truck. It sits farther to the passenger side. I suppose some sit lower on the driver side because of worn out springs if the previous driver was a real heavy person.