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lowering a 4x4?

lowering a 4x4?

Postby themutt101 [OP] » Apr 23 2011, 4:50pm

Ok so I know this can be a sore subject with people sometimes, Because its a 4x4 but I just wanted to know what everyone's option on lowering a 4x4 is. I'm thinking I might lower my truck now because of gas prices and the cost of lift kits and big tire. I Do use the 4 wheel drive in the winter but I don't wanna go off roading with the truck so lowering it seem like a good median to me because I love street truck and lowered trucks but I live in Vermont so I need 4 wheel drive. I'm think just a 2 in drop for now I've read that I could go like 4inches in the front and as much as I want in the rear. but I just wanted to see what everyone else thinks or knows about this subject.

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lowering a 4x4?

Postby Jrluz14 » Apr 23 2011, 5:53pm

I would do it. I know a lot off people that lowered their 4x4 and I love lowered trucks more than my lifted 4x4.
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby rdss » Apr 24 2011, 11:53am

It makes sense even if not loved by all. It shouldn't be hard, the 03 up Silverado SS and Denali's have been getting lowered since they came out. Ultimately it's your truck and you should make it work for you needs. If you do it, post pic's.
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby themutt101 [OP] » Apr 24 2011, 12:04pm

Thanks guys it seems like this forum might be the only one online that doesn't have someone crapping all over me for the thought. Everywhere I look someone would ask the question and everyone would say its a 4x4 lift it. or something like that. Thanks for the support I knew I picked the right forum :) I think I'm going to start with removing the factory lift blocks in the rear and de-cranking the torsion bars for a 2/2 drop if I like it I'll buy 2 inch drop shackles for the rear for a 2/4 drop to make it even and that's probably as low as I'll going seeing how I live in Vermont.
And yes I will have picture of it trust me.
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby rdss » Apr 24 2011, 12:07pm

You WILL want to buy the proper lowering keys for your torsion set up. It goes the same way with lifting with the stock keys except your ride will be excessively sloppy since it is under sprung. It might be livable until you can afford the keys, but, spend the extra cash, it will be worth it in the end.

Oh and pull the 4x4 or Z71 stickers off and you will probably be the only one that knows with out knowing every detail your truck (and some still will).
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby themutt101 [OP] » Apr 24 2011, 12:35pm

That's what I was wondering about the torsion keys, I'll buy those and the drop shackles at the same time. Sounds like a good summer project for a weekend. the drop shackles are 40 bucks and the keys are 65 so I figure around 115-120 with shipping for everything. Good point on the stickers I'll probably do that.
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby rdss » Apr 24 2011, 1:05pm

Just glad I could help. Looking forward to pic's this summer.
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby starspangled6.0 » Apr 24 2011, 1:35pm

Sounds like a sweet project! Keep us posted; don't forget to drive rings around any local F-150 with your new slick-handling truck!
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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby CHEBBY » Apr 24 2011, 1:50pm

It'll be like a stealth 4X4!
I think it's a pretty cool idea.

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Re: lowering a 4x4?

Postby themutt101 [OP] » Apr 24 2011, 3:23pm

Hahaha will do starspangled6.0 I got a few friends who are into mustangs and rangers with v8's i'm sure we'll race at some point. I wish I could just lower it now but I need a few parts first I thinking when I need to buy tires again (there brand new with 6500 miles on them) I'll get some of these, http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-sel ... -t-a-tires
like the old school muscle trucks and cars have. ;)
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