How to get that 1st Gen down low

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

  1. Gizmo5293

    Gizmo5293 Junior Member

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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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  3. Gizmo5293

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    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
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    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
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    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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