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ok, so im getting ready to finally lower my '01, and since this is the bastard year, there is barely ...


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Old 04-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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ok, so im getting ready to finally lower my '01, and since this is the bastard year, there is barely anything available. I have found a 3" drop coil from western chassis, and i plan on flipping the rear hanger, and belltech drop shocks. I am expecting a 3"-4" drop, but i have a few questions.

with a 4" drop out back, hanger flip and shackles, is it necessary to shim the axle?
with 3" in front, which bump stops do i need?
I'm sure i'll think of something else, but so far thats what ive got. Thanks in advance.


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ok, so i went ahead and ordered western chassis 2" drop coils, as much as i wanted lower... i dont want to get to low, our roads suck here. so, all thats left is my drop shocks, and some grade 8's for my hanger flip. i also ordered new ball joints. some time this next week, i'll go grab some new TRE's as well.


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Are you sure you need a shackle flip? Most guys that do shackle flips do them for lift. You should just be able to get longer shackles for the rear and accomplish some drop.


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i already have drop shackles out back, im doing a front axle hanger flip, to lower it 2 more inches


edit: rear axle, front leaf spring hanger.


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Ohhhhhhh Gotcha. Didn't know that was a thing. My bad. lol


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its cool, never know till you ask. i am kinda the odd ball out lowering a ram, when most jack em up


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Lowering used to be real popular on Dodges back 15 years ago, but there are hardly any parts for them anymore. Easier to lift than lower. I applaud your efforts though and I'm sure that what you'll come up with will look great.


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thank you sir, i do appreciate it, and hope everything comes out the way it looks in my head.


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ok, i went ahead and ordered drop shocks last night, so as soon as parts start coming in, i'll get you guys an update.


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Originally Posted by BeauDuke01 View Post
i already have drop shackles out back, im doing a front axle hanger flip, to lower it 2 more inches
Gotta explain that one to me please.

So is this a 4wd truck that has been converted to leaf-springs in the front? In a 2nd gen 4wd truck there is nothing to flip to make it sit lower.
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