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Uninstalled Leveling Kit today

 
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:51 PM
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Uninstalled Leveling Kit today

I took my Autospring spacers out today. They were the 2 kit. (1 5/8 actual) After looking at all the pics of the 04s with drop shackles, I changed my mind about the lift and decided to drop the front back to stock height and lower the rear with DJM Lowering Shackles. I dont know if its my imagination or what, but the front end feels tighter now that its back to factory specs. I had a local Ford dealership do the alignment. Ill have some pics soon and will also have the Autospring Kit listed in the classified add section.
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:08 PM
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:34 PM
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You have to give back your Auto Spring membership card and now we have to change the secret handshake. TRAITOR!
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:36 PM
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And you're no longer allowed to sit with us at the "cool table" during lunch.
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:49 PM
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JP, do you have a 2wd or 4wd truck? And I happen to agree with your decision- tall trucks might look cool but you give up a lot of function and ease of use by jacking them up. Fords are too tall from the factory anyway. My 02 sits a lot higher than my 88 did, and the new body style is taller yet.
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:57 PM
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I bet he's secretly going to install a Daystar...
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:10 PM
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jp...just sent you an email
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by dzervit
I bet he's secretly going to install a Daystar...
I'll bet you're right.....















NOT!!!!
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 05:10 PM
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since you're fighting dirty..... silly rabitt! spacers are for kids! real men get LIFT KITS! put your money where your mouth is! it is his truck and if he likes it.... Rock Out with your C__k Out! Stand back and watch the FlameFest! Hey NUT' sucks without hockey eh? I hate bettman!
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by rugdnit
Hey NUT' sucks without hockey eh? I hate bettman!
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.
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by RockyJSquirrel
JP, do you have a 2wd or 4wd truck? And I happen to agree with your decision- tall trucks might look cool but you give up a lot of function and ease of use by jacking them up. Fords are too tall from the factory anyway. My 02 sits a lot higher than my 88 did, and the new body style is taller yet.
Its a 2 wheel drive and since Im never going to put bigger tires on I decided to put the front back stock and drop the rear 2. After checking out several photo galleries of the rear drop shackle look, I like it. The stock tire fills up the wheel well better.
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:50 PM
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Say it ain't so Joe!
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:28 PM
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I'm gonna do the DJM 2" rear shackles whenever I get around to it. I agree, the stockers fill the wheel wells up better with the 2" rear drop.
 
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:32 PM
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Nut- i am not a fan of lift kits... they are just not practical. i laugh when i am in parking lots and i watch people struggle to get in their lifted S/D. I would never lift an IFS truck. S/D is perfect for lifting, but some of these guys are just obnoxious. i like the look the spacer provides and for the cost it is tough to beat, but in the long haul it is like putting a band-aid on a broken bone.
 
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by rugdnit
i like the look the spacer provides and for the cost it is tough to beat, but in the long haul it is like putting a band-aid on a broken bone.
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.

stock tires with lift spacers


bigger tires with lift spacers
 

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