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Originally Posted by usaf2006 That's not too bad. Do you think that laying like you do would destroy my CV ...


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Old 07-13-2016, 11:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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That's not too bad. Do you think that laying like you do would destroy my CV joints? Obviously I wouldn't drive it that low, but would want to bag it so at ride height it's equivalent to a 4/6 or a 3/5, but be able to drop it real low when parked.
that will depend on your tire size and a lot of other factors, with a 5" drop in the front my control arms are 2" off the ground on a 28" +/- tire, with the CV joint in the way you don't really have any place to put a bag up front either, so you will have to fab up some really creative method to even attempt a bag setup, but just technically speaking, if you can get the suspension and obviously not drive it, the front axels should be fine, as long as there is no tension on it when you go up and down, but you run the risk of any accidental deflation whether it be a blown bag, or slip of a switch while rolling and that would probably destroy those front axels if that happens, and no telling what else
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Well i've seen pics of bagged 4wds, but they seem to be all chevys. They put a bag on top of the UCA, and connect it to a fabbed bracket that is above that coming off the frame. That seems to be the only legit place to put a bag up front... OR, maybe you could make some custom bag struts instead of coil overs... I was hoping to keep my stock 17 chrome clads, which require spacers (i think 1/2") to clear the lower ball joint.

It's all in the dream stage still, but I plan on keeping this truck for quite a while so I'll keep mullin' it over. So you have a static drop in the rear still right? How hard is it to fab up a linked rear suspension, and are the kits you can buy any good?

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Well i've seen pics of bagged 4wds, but they seem to be all chevys. They put a bag on top of the UCA, and connect it to a fabbed bracket that is above that coming off the frame. That seems to be the only legit place to put a bag up front... OR, maybe you could make some custom bag struts instead of coil overs... I was hoping to keep my stock 17 chrome clads, which require spacers (i think 1/2") to clear the lower ball joint.

It's all in the dream stage still, but I plan on keeping this truck for quite a while so I'll keep mullin' it over. So you have a static drop in the rear still right? How hard is it to fab up a linked rear suspension, and are the kits you can buy any good?

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there is a big name company here where I live that is know through the custom world that sells 2 link components, and a few other big name companies that do as well, they are reliable and good quality, for me to go bags all id have to do it weld on a bag cup and remove my leaf springs and replace them with the link bars and that's that, of course plumbing up the bags too


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I have a 2001 1500 fully bagged lays Frame rides good for a bagged truck. Can tow an still use the bed only bad thing about riding low would be pinion angle an eating up u joints
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I'm new to the fourm an I don't know how to post pictures, my truck is bag on bar my bags are close to the cab to get more lift an better ride ,with a big c-notch an 4 link setup it lays out on 22" also I can raise up higher than stock ride hight
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Click on "Go Advanced" under the post box, and there's a "paperclip" icon that you can click to let you upload pictures.

Please do so! Your truck sounds badass.


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I've tried over an over I can text or email them to someone, my phone loads them but then nothing happens lol
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Keep telling me invalid file if someone can pm me I'll send them through email, that way you can see my baggs an setup
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Anyone lol it still has not let me post pictures
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