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Old 08-04-2009, 12:28 AM
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I want to lower my 86 but there are no parts available for this procedure.
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Lower or level out? My 85 had two leafs missing in the rear when I got it. The back was about 3 inches lower than the front like that. Of course like a dummy I put a full pack on and jacked the back end way up. Always wanted to remove at least one of the springs to level it out.
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Theres always away to lower . May not be a kit out there , but there are different ways . Most 4x4 trucks the differential sits on the bottom of the leaf spring . 2wd drive not sure . Think they sit on top of the spring already . You can always get blocks and place them between the spring perch and the spring . That will lower the rear .
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if your looking for a full on kit- http://midamericacustoms.com/

otherwise there are a bunch of ways to get these things down, lower control arms from 1 ton trucks have a spring pocket that will give you about a 2" drop, lowering coils from the 94-01 dodges work, dropped dakota spindles bolt up with minor mods, lowering shackles for chevy's work, cut stock springs work. the rear you can flip the axle for a easy 6" drop. look around on moparts and ramchargercentral too for good info.
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That is some GREAT information dmopar. I love seeing those 72-93 Dodges customized. Makes me want my 85 all over again.
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i too was surprised as too all the ways to drop these trucks. im currently working on static dropping a 73 crew(quad) cab short bed untill i can afford bags.
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