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Old 09-17-2016, 04:19 PM
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Lookie this lowering job..SMH



I was looking at ways to lower a solid axle Ford and look what I found. What you think???
 
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:32 PM
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Does this look like something that could be called safe? I see the gap between the bottom of the axle and the plate, I would also be concered about the strength of the square tubing. Does anybody have an opinion on this. I want to find an affordable way to lower mine and this looks like it might work.
 
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That would definately lower your ride. You picture doesn't look like F100 springs. It looks pretty stout but the gap puzzles me too. Not sure how that much of a drop would effect your steering geometry.
 
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that caster wedge is completely useless.... that does not look safe at all to me!
 
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that caster wedge is completely useless.... that does not look safe at all to me!
Yep it would need to be between the spring & axle to be of any use.
 
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I agree with others about the channel, adding bolt casing (steel pipe) for the bolts, a couple of support between the bolts and capping the ends would help stiffen the channel to make it stiffer. I would also like to see a top plates welded onto the top of the Channel (bracket) to support the whole axle plate, instead of relying on the bolts to keep the axle from rolling.


Caster Wedge... LOL... I've always said if you don't have anything nice to say, Say nothing.... Hehehe...
 
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If I were to build something like this I would probably go as far as making it out of solid blocks instead of tubing, but that said, if they would have at least capped the ends it would strengthen that piece quite a bit.
 
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Yeah I know I was trying to figure out the caster wedge as well. This they stated was off a Ford Van. That caster wedge looks like it would make the shackle bolt hit ground if it had full blown tire off rim. I may look for more on this, yes steering geometry would be off, dropped tierod end, and not sure about steering box location.
 
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