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Old 03-01-2005, 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by RED WING NUT
I hear ya.
The only reason I don't put a "real" lift on my truck is I want to be able to park it in my garage. I won't ever be parking my ride outside.
Hey Nut, I was reading the Freep (only way to get up2date wing info here in Cali) and see that most of the guys are playing with the Mechanics. You been to any of their games?

I've been watching my old Stanley Cup DVD's.
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:53 PM
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Damn, that looks perfect. Excellent.

Last nag, where'd you get the shackles from?
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 07:54 PM
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Jpdadeo, I think you just made up my mind.

I have had a lifted truck for about 8 years. One a chevy and the second a rodeo. I really like the lifted look but I put on about 30-35k a year in mileage and have always paid more in the long run for a lift kit (worn CV's, Boots, Links,GAS..etc...). Since my new baby was more than most of my former vehicles combined I have had alot harder time deciding. Plus, I like the rims on my lariat and am pretty much stuck with them untill I have made a few years in payments. I have a personal rule of not modding until the vehicle is paid for.

Can I achieve the same look just takeing out the 4x4 blocks rather than going with the shackles?
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by Quintin
Damn, that looks perfect. Excellent.

Last nag, where'd you get the shackles from?
Thanks for the compliment Quintin; I like how it turned out. Easy install too, only took about 30 minutes for both sides. I did one side at a time though. Jacked it up until the tire was off the ground and then I put a jack stand under the front of the leaf spring. Switched the shackle out and let it down, and then I went to the other side and repeated the process. I got them from Stylin Concepts. They cost $72.90 time they whacked the shipping charge on.

Stylin Concepts
 
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Originally posted by Thrill Racing

Can I achieve the same look just takeing out the 4x4 blocks rather than going with the shackles?
Yes. The way that Ford makes the 4X4's sit higher is by adding the 2" block. By removing the block, it will be identical to all the 2wd Fords out there.

(obviously I'm only talking about the rear suspension)
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by Thrill Racing (snip)

Can I achieve the same look just takeing out the 4x4 blocks rather than going with the shackles?
I know it would lower the rear 2” if you took out the blocks. Try searching for some pics on this forum of somebody’s truck that took the blocks out, there’s bound to be a few trucks that did it. I think the 4x4’s are taller than the 2x4’s even without the two-inch blocks but I’m not positive of that.
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by Quintin
Are these the ones, Jp?

http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...&CategoryID=30
Yep, they're the ones I put on today
Part # SH32042
 
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Just ordered. Stay tuned.
 
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:44 PM
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You know I have to say something nice about Stylin Concept. I ordered over the phone around 2pm last Thursday and they shipped them the same day. That’s good service
 
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Originally posted by RED WING NUT
I gotta disagree. It's not a "fix", it's a way to make the truck look level. I thought about taking the spacers off the rear axle to level it out. Then I thought, "you don't lower a 4x4". The thing is, when you lift the front, then the stock tires start to look too small.


The only way that you don't drop a 4x4 is if you like to pound and beat the schitt out of your 30K+ beaut off-roading.

The reason why I like the DJM drop method is because of the way if fills the wells, the way it corners better, the way the suspension feels and it's more capable of getting the family in and out more easliy.

It shouldn't matter whether or not you have 2 or 4 wheel drive. The common buyer is going to use it for either towing, getting around in the snow more easily and for heavy rains.

Question: Would you lift a Geo Tracker? It's a 4x4. Your answer is probably "No". Well, why not? It's a 4x4
 
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Anyone happen to have a coupon code?

I think I'll order a set also.
 
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If I were you I would look into 22s when you can afford them since you are going lower.
 
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Can't lose with twenty-two's..... Thats what i got. If you can afford 24's go for it... but 22's get the job done for the bling bling factor of it all.... Enjoy the drop.

 
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DAHLSTROM34- SPOT ON! I get alot of emails from guys that say i should lift it. Been there done that. i love my new setup so much more than the lifted ride. handles better, fills the wells better... the list goes on and on. so many people have it BASSACKWARDS with their thinking. these trucks are so different and look good in many different styles!
 
 


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