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Old 08-02-2011, 07:41 PM
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Well, I guess looks can be decieving. That's almost exactly were I'm at too. Thanks for posting the measurements. I've got the Air Lift 1000 bags on the way so we will see how mine does with those.

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Yeah the pics were taken on the street and I took the measurements in my garage for a more accurate measurement (level surface). Let me know how your install goes with the airlift bags. I have been thinking of doing the same thing. I noticed on the hitch on the truck that there are two small holes in the metal. That would be a perfect spot to route your airlines so you can just walk to the back of the truck to inflate the bags. You would be back there connecting the trailer either way so I imagine that would be a very convienient spot. Either that or the holes for the liscense plate tag. lol

Let me know if you have to modify the spacers for the kit as I have heard that can be the case sometimes.
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Yeah the pics were taken on the street and I took the measurements in my garage for a more accurate measurement (level surface). Let me know how your install goes with the airlift bags. I have been thinking of doing the same thing. I noticed on the hitch on the truck that there are two small holes in the metal. That would be a perfect spot to route your airlines so you can just walk to the back of the truck to inflate the bags. You would be back there connecting the trailer either way so I imagine that would be a very convienient spot. Either that or the holes for the liscense plate tag. lol

Let me know if you have to modify the spacers for the kit as I have heard that can be the case sometimes.

Will do. The bags have shipped but are on the Amazon slow boat of free shipping. I'll post pics and results when I get them..

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New guy here. Have any of u noticed any rubbing of the tires sense u lowered the truck. Read that one guy had rubbing on front with same drop.
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Recently had to go back to the original coils up front because of the rubbing on mine. Tires and wheels could be to blame 305/45/22 and 10" wide srt replica rims. Bottomed out on the freeway too many times for my liking so they had to go, sure liked the way it looked though. Left the lowered rear springs in with the air lift 1000 bags aired out to 30psi and the truck sets level.
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New guy here. Have any of u noticed any rubbing of the tires sense u lowered the truck. Read that one guy had rubbing on front with same drop.
Thw only time there is any issue on mine with the stock 20's is at full lock they will barely rub the fender liners. Not hurting anything. The tire is just barely touching the plastic liner.
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man that looks so sick....love how it turned out man! i wnna do mine!
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i really like how that kit dropped it!! looks GREAT!
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I have no rubbing with the tires. I recently took the truck into a local shop and had the oem trac bar cut and made adjustable to bring the roll center of the rear axle back in line I also had them shorten my oem sway bar end links to bring the rear sway bar back up. Here's pics:
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For those interested here are some pics towing my boat with the drop kit and no helper bags, tongue weight is about 100lbs. Anything more and I would probably get bags to assist:
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I was about to order the kit, but now you have me thinking. My boat is a heavy dude (3800lb), so what should I get to add to the 2/4 drop (if you looked into it)? Or just not do it or do the GF 2/3 instead? That looks tight. Thanks for the pics - great ride.
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