How to get that 1st Gen down low

Discussion in '1st Gen DIY' started by LifetimeDodge, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. guips

    guips Junior Member

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    Ciao from Italy,
    I have a Ram 1993 and I would like to lower it
    You can just tell me what parts to buy?

    Thanks for the info
     

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    You can buy the lower control arms from Rock auto & other parts places. They fit 78-98 Dodge B250 van You will have to grind them & drill the strutrod holes. I can get you part numbers for all the parts.

    How low do you want to go? Bob
     
  3. BIGMIKEisLURKIN

    BIGMIKEisLURKIN Junior Member

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    If I lower my truck, will I still be able to haul anything, or pull a trailer?
     
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    Depends on how low you go
     
  5. crazzywolfie

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    i think it also depends on how you lower it. i have seen slightly lowered trucks pulling a good load. personally i think you need to be able to keep the back end of the truck higher than the front if you are towing.
     
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    I towed a 18' car trailer with various Dodge trucks & a 24' travel trailer.

    I moved the spring hangers up on the frame on it That was a 2" front & 4" rear drop on a 87 reg cab LWB 150

    My CrewCab is done that way & I've used it as a truck I put 2200# (weighed) in the bed on it before the frame & axle bumped together on the bumps the first time

    The car trailer loaded never made it hit

    Now if you do the rear axle flip I can promise you it will hit without a C notch

    Wolfie it's great seeing you here! RCAddict
     
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    i think moving the spring hanger up would be the best way to lower a truck if you plan on towing weight. i don't know if i would trust 2000#+ on the U bolts if you did a axle flip. i think doing an axle flip is pretty much for a show truck that will never see any real work.

    good seeing you also. i know i recognized your rigs. i have been spending a bit more time over here than the other forums lately.
     
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    I know what you mean This forum needs more traffic so we all (1st Gen,Vintage,Pre Ram or whatever term we finally officially get from the net as to what we are) help one another to help more people get the word
     
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    i just find this forum a bit more relaxed than and more reliable than some of the other forums. i currently can't post on RCC using google chrome. i found the 2nd gen mods on DF were starting to get a bit up tight so i have pretty much stopped hanging out there. so far this seems to be a pretty good forum.
     
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    It's laid back for sure, I'm at Moparts,RCC,MoparForums,ForTrucksonly & this one.
     

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