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Old 04-05-2009, 09:44 PM
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71 F100 Rear End Lowering

I only want to get my truck to "level" - right now the rear is about 1.5" to 2" higher than the front (stock suspension components only). Any cheap and easy way to drop the rear slightly?
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I bought some from autozone for an 86-up. The spring end are a tad wider than my springs, the frame mount end was a tad narrower than the shackle (I shaved the bushing). It sits right at 2" lower than it was. Only minus that I can thing of is I had to notch the bed on each side, no biggie for me though.....They are level with the bed floor.

Here is the before. I will take an after tomorrow in the daylight.

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You should be able to remove a leaf from the rear sping pack. Search the site I know others have talked about it.
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Here is the after. The previous owner had removed the thick leaf from the driver side and had me wondering what I had screwed up when I rebuilt the front end. Still has the 6 leaves with no thick overload, and standard shackles.

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Damn shade, ill take a better one.
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