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I keep thinking about dropping mine another inch but not with the rear link bars mounted like they are now. I have some ideas on those....the upper bar would be easy. Trim a couple of spots on it's mount and drill a new bolt hole and you could drop it a couple of inches. The lower bar will take some fab work and welding but doesn't look too hard to drop. Once those are moved a standard old school c-notch could be put in for some more travel. Notching the frame as it sits and the upper link bar will be the first point of contact with the frame....it already is if you have bump stops that are too short installed. I learned that the hard way.
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I cut the whole factory cup out and used the Energy Suspension beehive style stops.....they're under 20 bucks a pair at just about any part store. The McGaughy's drop kit comes with them now. They used to use a button type stop. They send their kits out with brackets that hold the stops that bolt to the axle itself.
I used the same ones up front also.
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Thanks Sir

Placing an order for a kit tommorow. Cannot stand the 4x4 height of this truck any longer.

I am planning on cutting to a 3/5
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heres mine with McG kit, 3/4 coil out of front an 2 out of rear
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heres mine with McG kit, 3/4 coil out of front an 2 out of rear


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Did he notch for the back of the upper link bar also or just the axle tube?
I believe he cut just for the axle tube but he also relocated the bracket for the pan hard bar
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I have been reading that some say you cant cut much off a stock rear coil without it possibly "falling" out. But then the same people saying not to are saying just get a drop coil and cut to the hight you want? I'm confused about this bc aren't the drop coils a shorter coil in the first place anyways and then cutting them would also make them even shorter and a chance to fall out?? So I'm not sure why I can't just cut a rear coil more than 1.5 coils for more drop?
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No usually it's the same length(proper length) but not as stiff.
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Ok but if they are the same legth and people are still saying its ok to cut the drop spring and not the stock spring whats the difference? You're making one or the other a smaller size by cutting the two? The difference is the stock coil is that it's stiffer than the drop coil but if both are eventually cut whats the difference? You see people saying they cut a 2/4 drop kit to make it a 3/5 or whatever.
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The difference would be cutting a half coil off a drop spring vs 1.5 coils on a stock spring. I myself have cut 1.5 off my stockers, but the spring cutting police on here say not to do it. I've had mine that way for a year now, up and over bumps, rail road track crossings, dips, even out in the desert for a weekend and all is well with mine.
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