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Old 04-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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Default Lowered front... cut off the bump stop bracket?

Hey guys,

I have a '97 1500 4X2 and I lowered the front end 2" with shorter coils. I plan on doing a real 4" lowering ASAP... I'm curious if you should cut off the portion of the frame that held the factory bump stop. Seems it would be in the way when I drop it another two inches.

Your ideas?
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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Here we go... at ride height with 1 1/2 coils cut. Surprisingly, even without front shocks on the truck (will be in this week) and the sway bar disconnected, it rides really well.
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Now for new paint, bumper, headlights, roll pan and some graphics...
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