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how low do you go? (lowered 2wds)

How did you lower yours? I cut a coil out of the front and drop shackles in the rear, still has a stinkbug stance rake. thinking about swapping to gasser 2500 front coils or going back to stock coils to level it out.




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WHat did you do to your truck???!!! You don't want "gasser" coils and what the hell is a "stinkbug stance rake"? Why do you want to lower it?

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Don't listen to the haters. I was thinking about doing this to my truck too. found some drop spindles and drop rear shackles the problem is my tires are a little too tall. I will be curious to see what you end up finding keep up the good work.
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The more HARD parts you can find to lower and keep stock coil height will net as close to stock ride as possible...provided the bump stops still offer enough travel.

If you tow...you can go with an air bag to aid load, but remove the overload leaf...that will be close to 3/4" drop right at the axle...so closer to 1 1/4" maybe at rear bumper.

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Don't listen to the haters. I was thinking about doing this to my truck too. found some drop spindles and drop rear shackles the problem is my tires are a little too tall. I will be curious to see what you end up finding keep up the good work.
Not hating, just got some questions.

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WHat did you do to your truck???!!! You don't want "gasser" coils and what the hell is a "stinkbug stance rake"? Why do you want to lower it?
Are you talking about the rainbow color option or what I did to lower it? I posted exactly what I did to lower it.

Have you ever seen a stink bug before? (not a squash bug, Google it if your not sure on the difference). They stick their in the air before they spray. Pretty much all 2wd trucks come factoy with a "stink bug" stance

It's a 2wd xcab long bed that is my tow rig and long distance commuter. Lowering it will improve fuel economy, handling, and reduce sway in the truck and trailer while towing.

How do you know I don't want gasser coils?

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Don't listen to the haters. I was thinking about doing this to my truck too. found some drop spindles and drop rear shackles the problem is my tires are a little too tall. I will be curious to see what you end up finding keep up the good work.

Where did you find drop spindles? Are you sure they are for a HD 2500 (8800gvwr)?

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The more HARD parts you can find to lower and keep stock coil height will net as close to stock ride as possible...provided the bump stops still offer enough travel.

If you tow...you can go with an air bag to aid load, but remove the overload leaf...that will be close to 3/4" drop right at the axle...so closer to 1 1/4" maybe at rear bumper.
I do tow, but i don't want the complexity and added cost of an air system for bags. Most I'll be towing anyway is a bumper pull trailer, so the truck will never really be loaded that heavy pulling a trailer.

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I was thinking you don't want 1/2 ton because I heard they don't squat down as much as you would think... But I guess you are actually trying to raise the front end now? I just read that wrong the first time.

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Pretty much all 2wd trucks come factoy with a "stink bug" stance
That's for aerodynamic purposes and so that the truck will level out when loaded. Ever seen a leveled truck running down the highway with a loaded trailer? Rear end squatting and headlights pointed towards the sky. This is because they've gotten rid of the "stink bug" stance that the truck was intended to have.

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That's for aerodynamic purposes and so that the truck will level out when loaded. Ever seen a leveled truck running down the highway with a loaded trailer? Rear end squatting and headlights pointed towards the sky. This is because they've gotten rid of the "stink bug" stance that the truck was intended to have.
lowering and leveling reduces frontal cross section thus reducing aerodynamic drag. look at the edge of a playing card, and then tip side of the playing card thats towards you down a few degrees, the visible area of the card increases.

aiming headlights properly, its important.

by having the rear of the truck lower, you need less tongue weight to lower the front of the trailer reducing sway, and thereby loading the truck less causing less squat.

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I was thinking you don't want 1/2 ton because I heard they don't squat down as much as you would think... But I guess you are actually trying to raise the front end now? I just read that wrong the first time.
not a half ton coil, a gasser/360 3/4 ton (2500) coil vs the heavier/stiffer diesel/v10 coils. trying to bring the front end of the truck back up about an inch now compared to where it is.

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