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Old 08-13-2017, 08:18 AM
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Thinking about a full flip, only have a half now

Starting to get cooler around here so I've been playing around with the truck this weekend, swapped the wheels to some stock hubcaps, fixed a bad wire in the column so now I have turn signals again and added a coolant overflow tank so it doesn't puke overflow on the drive way now.

So, I already did a half flip on the rear and have 2" lowering shackles. I cut about 1.5" of coil off the front, tires lean in a little and I need to get it aligned but it drives ok for now.

So as I'm looking at it and deciding to tear into the sticking tailgate latch, I start to think about moving the hanger up a bit for a full lip and lower it about 3 more inches. I don't want to cut anymore off the coils so I'd need to get a set of dream beams and then maybe put a stock set of springs back in if it sits to low then. Did some pic mock up and thought I'd share my thoughts.

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Thinking of this by moving the rear flip to a full and dream beams or trimming the coil another turn (probably dream beam, but I'll also probably tirm the coil first and make sure I like it before dropping money on a set of beams).
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:30 AM
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Heres my 76 sitting with djm beams and shvkles in the rear, truck has 4 leafs out back and stock coils in the fromt. Probably sutting higher than yours is now. Even with only 200-300pbs of stuff in the back it will sit on the bump stops, if you go full flip id imagine youd need a c notch in the frame.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:32 AM
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Heres the pic
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:39 AM
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Oh you will defintlely need a notch in the frame, unless you like the ride of a go cart.
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