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racing elvis 06-25-2013 08:25 PM

1970 ford f100
 
i have a 1970 f100 ford truck. i was wondering how can i lower the front end say up to 3 inches or so with out any real modifications?? change springs?? thanks,...bill

reaperauto1 08-11-2013 11:39 PM

Best way to do that is to remove the springs, and cut one coil off at a time until you get the stance you want.

yetiman38237 10-05-2013 06:27 AM

I was wondering about cutting a coil off. Want to lower about 2" in front......while I have everything else laying in the floor why not?

HIO Silver 10-05-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by reaperauto1 (Post 13427388)
Best way to do that is to remove the springs, and cut one coil off at a time until you get the stance you want.

This isn't a Chevy so that's really, really bad advice.

Cutting coils may lower the front end but at the expense of negative camber, increased tire wear, and crummy handling.

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Originally Posted by yetiman38237 (Post 13595288)
I was wondering about cutting a coil off. Want to lower about 2" in front......while I have everything else laying in the floor why not?

Read above.

Before cutting coils, determine how much suspension travel remains. The way to do that is to measure the distance btwn the I-beam and the bump stop.

Not very much, right? I figure between 2.0 and 2.75 inches, right?

reaperauto1 10-05-2013 03:20 PM

Chevy has nothing to do with it. i lowered the same truck with the same method i described. He doesn't want to do major mods. Even if you use a complete lowering kit you will still need the allignment fixed on top of the $1000 kit. Cutting coils is free and effective and it only cost me $275 for new shocks and getting it realligned. two years and 22000 miles my tires have normal wear.

HIO Silver 10-05-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by reaperauto1 (Post 13596243)
Chevy has nothing to do with it. i lowered the same truck with the same method i described. He doesn't want to do major mods. Even if you use a complete lowering kit you will still need the allignment fixed on top of the $1000 kit. Cutting coils is free and effective and it only cost me $275 for new shocks and getting it realligned. two years and 22000 miles my tires have normal wear.

You neglected/ignored/forgot to state that a realignment to bend the stock beams to reduce the negative camber was required after cutting coils. Your post above made it sound like cutting coils was all that was required. Please be more thorough in your responses.

And how much wheel suspension travel remains? That's the distance btwn the top of the beams and the bump stop.

xkpsanit 10-05-2013 05:21 PM

Wow, is this really happening. Get an education

MIKES 68 F100 10-05-2013 05:22 PM

Twin I beam suspension , no cheap way to lower it correctly .
Yes you can cut coils but with no camber adjustment the tires will wear on the inside quickly .

HIO Silver 10-05-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by xkpsanit (Post 13596491)
Wow, is this really happening. Get an education

Scary, ain't it?

And I'm calling BS on lowering three inches simply by coil cutting and a beam bend.

MIKES 68 F100 10-05-2013 06:06 PM

Did we get invaded by Trolls ?

HIO Silver 10-05-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MIKES 68 F100 (Post 13596575)
Did we get invaded by Trolls ?

Maybe. Likely from a C-10 forum or something.

yetiman38237 10-05-2013 08:29 PM

Yea, I read some other threads and decided that is not what I want to do to my front end...

bradb2230 10-05-2013 09:23 PM

lowering a front end with out modifications is like getting a peanut butter sandwich with out the bread...... both ways you end up with a mess.....

68fish 10-06-2013 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by bradb2230 (Post 13597043)
lowering a front end with out modifications is like getting a peanut butter sandwich with out the bread...... both ways you end up with a mess.....

Thread winner, next subject.


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