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Old 02-22-2010, 11:43 PM
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You dont have to buy a high dollar flip kit to lower your truck.
I purchased a belltech real axle flip kit.The kit came with saddles,u-bolts and hardware,u-bolt plates,shackles, and bump stops.

First off,suspension is no place to skimp but there are ways to "cut corners" if thats the direction you wish to go.Heres the deal:

Its possible to reuse most of the stock hardware and theres a few different pointers depending how low you wish to go.

1.if you want an extremely drastic drop,no shackles are needed.stock u-bolts and locking nuts are reusable as well as u-bolt plates or if you get a thick flat piece of steel all you would need to do it cut it into the size or the stock one so you can bolt the axle to the leafsprings.from there to do it the safe way all you would need is the axle saddles to go between the axle and leafspring.

2.For a lesser drop you can buy universal shackles from any autozone and will give you the option of adjusting your drop but all the steps above will be the same but either option you choose you will need to buy or make brackets to relocate/extend where the bottom of the rear shock mounts so it doesnt bottom out.

Last edited by metalguysteveo; 02-23-2010 at 12:31 AM.
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