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Has anyone done this to a 1990 d250 with a cummins 12v? I want to do this but im not ...


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Old 02-03-2015, 11:35 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Has anyone done this to a 1990 d250 with a cummins 12v? I want to do this but im not sure what one I should do or how to do the axle flip in the rear. can anyone help me or give me some advice on it?


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I believe there was a "Shop Truck" built not too long ago that was a lowered 1g diesel. Look at how the D150 are flipped and apply the same method. My 3g is flipped and notched. There are probably more lowered diesels then first thought, they keep their heads down mostly because of the criticism they get.

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I believe there was a "Shop Truck" built not too long ago that was a lowered 1g diesel. Look at how the D150 are flipped and apply the same method. My 3g is flipped and notched. There are probably more lowered diesels then first thought, they keep their heads down mostly because of the criticism they get.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=lowe...531&gws_rd=ssl
well I wanna lower it cause its a standard cab 5 speed 2wd.

I put a 4 inch turbo back straight pipe, tuned my pump, made an intake, built a 3 inch cross over tube, modded my banjo bolts and modded my high idle screw and now I can bearly get traction in 3. so I wanna lower it for a drag style truck. my only worry is bottoming out.

also im looking for an lsd for my rear axle with 3.07 gears.
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We modify them to suit ourselves. My 1st gen is my utility truck and my gasser is the toy.


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Can you use the Van LCA with the Dakota Spindle to get a big drop, without hurting tie rod angles etc?

Is there a good link to the Dakota Spindle swap somewhere? I have Van LCA's going in but my original plan was to cut 1/2 coil off to get more drop, but looking at the tie rod angle I don't think that will be a good idea. If I can use the spindle to get 2" that would be fantastic.
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Moparts in the truck section Kevin laid it out off all the posts a bunch of us made over the years
You will run into ball joint angle problems cutting the springs
Here's 7"rear with a flip & moving the rear spring hangers up on the frame 3" with a 29" tire 255/70/15
5" front Van LCA's stock springs 25 1/2" tire 225/60/15

When I move the hangers I move the bottom riveted holes to the top ones bolt them in & drill the hole in the hanger you see in the pic through the frame
The forward hole I try to do the same spacing
When you do this you can tune your height in the rear 1" at a time

You have to cut the pieces sticking up off to clear the crossmember on the floor of the bed
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This is my 1st gen cummins short bed
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Around here they even lower 4x4s which I'll NEVER understand! However a lowered 4x2 is pretty cool if you arent going to use the truck for regular ranch type truck stuff and just as a street truck.


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