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Old 07-04-2016, 10:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Tie rod flip?
Moving the tie rod to the bottom of the spindle instead of the top. It gets rid of a lot of the nasty bumpsteer I got after I lowered the front end an extra inch. Unfortunately, the tapered bit that's required is $90 by itself. $90 for a tapered drill bit........ I still can't believe I paid $90 for a drill bit.
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But how much better did that $90 make it? Now you can charge others since you already have the bit haha


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Originally Posted by Bullitt5339 View Post
I just listed the basics to do a 5/8 drop correctly, I'm going 6/12 and gathering parts now. You can add at least $1500-2000 for me to go another inch in the front and 4 more inches in the rear and still have a truck that rides and handles nicely.
That's a lot of cheddar, but it's going to look sooooo sick! Especially when you get those larger rims tucked in the fender wells.
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Originally Posted by Bullitt5339 View Post
Moving the tie rod to the bottom of the spindle instead of the top. It gets rid of a lot of the nasty bumpsteer I got after I lowered the front end an extra inch. Unfortunately, the tapered bit that's required is $90 by itself. $90 for a tapered drill bit........ I still can't believe I paid $90 for a drill bit.
Wanna lend me that bit? LOL


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Originally Posted by Bullitt5339 View Post
It's not too expensive to put lowering shackles in, but it's like lifting a truck after that. The lower you go, the more expensive it gets if you want it done right.

4/6 lowering kit - 700.00
Drop shackles - 80.00
Belltech Street Performance Shocks - 230.00
Helper bags if you want to tow anything - 300.00
tie rod flip - 250.00
relocation brackets for upper control arms - 200.00
I can't weld, so I have probably 400.00 into welding between the c-notch, helper bag brackets and upper control arm relocation brackets.

Everyone thinks you just cut some springs and stick some blocks or shackles into a lowered truck, but there's a lot of stuff going on. Add in the wear parts that you find as you're going through everything and it gets expensive quickly. I just listed the basics to do a 5/8 drop correctly, I'm going 6/12 and gathering parts now. You can add at least $1500-2000 for me to go another inch in the front and 4 more inches in the rear and still have a truck that rides and handles nicely.


So could I only just do drop shackles? I want to be able to buy a part and take it to a shop and have them install it professionally.


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Yeah you can do just shackles. Not sure how much a shop would charge to do them, but they're not hard to install. Can do it with a few simple hand tools and a floor jack.


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For the price of shackels I wasn't happy with the 1.25" I got out of it. Imo


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I could see spending $45 on some cheap Ebay shackles for a minimal change, but I wouldn't personally spend more than that.


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Ok so back to a leveling kit, is that only for lifting or lowering aswell. If so can someone link me one


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