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I looked thru the posts & did not see anything about lowering a mega cab. Any ideas on lowering the rear so it's level with the front? (leaf springs & heavy duty suspension).
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I looked thru the posts & did not see anything about lowering a mega cab. Any ideas on lowering the rear so it's level with the front? (leaf springs & heavy duty suspension).
Is axle above or below leaf springs? Above= use blocks, below = use shackles. Thats what I'd do.
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Is axle above or below leaf springs? Above= use blocks, below = use shackles. Thats what I'd do.
Agreed with that one .
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You might also look at finding a kit for the 2500 since I believe they're the same chassis. They are few and far between, but I've seen them out there. If you can't find any kits, then go with greg's advice.
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hey make leveling kits for the 2500-3500's that give u the lower stance but can still use the rig for towing cuz they utilize helper springs
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axle is below springs so i'll check into shackles & 2500 kits. Thanks for the advice.
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Let us know what you find, it'd be good to know for the future. You may have to stop by a suspension shop and see if they have any advice. I've seen lots of slammed duallies so dropping a mega cab should be well in the realm of possibility.
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Let us know what you find, it'd be good to know for the future. You may have to stop by a suspension shop and see if they have any advice. I've seen lots of slammed duallies so dropping a mega cab should be well in the realm of possibility.
Duallies slam the same way, I've done 'em! Shackles/hangers or flip in rear, springs and spindles/I-beam in front depending on brand of truck. The only difference in the ones I did was the parts were burlier, but the same theories apply, just diff parts. There are no real secrets to lowering, just cost.
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