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022wdDicky
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4/22/2005
18:25:16

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Hey, got a 4.7 2wd 02 ext cab that is alreayd lowered 2/4. I want to go lower, I wnat to take up some of the gap that my news 20's has brung me! I got 2" coils and 4" springs, does anyone make a 1" spindle? Also, What componenets are neeeded to do the 4/6 drop?
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Brandon



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4/23/2005
11:21:15

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You do not use a spindle on the newer dak's. Add a 3" drop control arm to the front and some 5" shackles/hangers to the back.


BBBUUUUTTTT, before you do any thing like that, do your rims tuck?



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4/23/2005
17:55:59

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No my rims dont tuck right now, there 255/35's oina 20x8.5, is there anyway to add something to my already 2" coil to get 3"? thats why i wondering if there was a spindle....
thanks




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4/24/2005
05:12:12

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Arms.

Be very, VERY careful about how low you go. I'm riding on 275/45/20's currently with a 3/5 drop and my front tires are taking damage all day, every day. You should be ok with a 3 in the front. Any lower and expect to be buying new front tires every month or two.

Somthing to think about, you should,,,because i didnt. :o(



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4/26/2005
22:46:38

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hey pye, i thought you had found a way to tuck ? im gonna look into the axle cutting thing soon, how is your ride now that its worn in ? im hitting the bump stops all the time and they are trimmed down as far as possible in the back, im gonna have to c-notch the frame to give it more travel, im also thinking about getting air shocks so i can adjust the height to make it level with the front, im having a hell of a time finding them custom to the size we would need.



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4/26/2005
23:06:54

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Nope, There seems to be no safe way to do the rear, and no way possible to do the front with our rims. The offset is way off and so is the width of the tire. :o(

I love my rims, but they will have to go soon.

:*o(

My truck rides very exceptional. The whole chopping tires thing is getting old, but eh. The back never hits, which is a plus. I'm looking into some air bags at the moment, that will be my next project.



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4/26/2005
23:13:21

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yah i think im gonna go that route eventually ,im gonna buy a little toyota for good gas mileage and a daily work driver so i can park my kota and really get into it, new interior and all baller style haha. but hey quick question , one of my rear wheels looks like its flush with the rear fender and the other side sticks out a bit ..... WTF?!! haha



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4/27/2005
15:20:49

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Thats not good. I think your rear alignment got screwed up when installing the shackles and hangers. Or maybe, if you are hitting your stops that hard....might have knocked it outta wack?

My rear was like that right after installation, but we just adjusted everything and it lined right back up.



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5/02/2005
21:11:01

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nah, i got a professional alignment done right after, dam near 150 bucks!!! but that was also before i cut bumpstops...... any ideas...



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