starting my drop project soon.......parts are on order

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    got some prep work completed today:

    rear liners removed and now I think I'm going to leave them off......I like being able to see all the suspension and stuff:

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    Also took some ride height measurements to compare to when the drop is complete:

    measurements taken from the ground, center wheel, to the fender lip, lowest point in the opening

    LF 36 1/4
    RF 36 3/4

    LR 39
    RR 39 1/2

    so the right side definitely sits higher than the left

    about 1/2" in the front

    about 1/2" in the rear



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    so went ahead and removed the spare tire and lowering mechanism as well (those will now stay off too), new rear measurements reflected above, going to give the rear suspension area a good bath with some simple green and a scrub brush.......I hate wrenching in dirt if I can help it (funny right)
     
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    official before pic:

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    Let's do this! Lol
     
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    prep job 2 complete.....oh and my front sway bar didn't feel hollow, damn, must be getting old or something!

    Be interesting driving around in the truck for the next 24hrs with no swaybars......

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    also ran a thread chaser on the rear sway bar nuts welded to the mount pads so the threads are good and clean for the new bolts! woot woot!
     
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    uh yeah, truck handles like $hit without the front swaybar....steering feels sluggish, lots of additional body movement.
     
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    chassis is clean:

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    going to use this bolt as a reference to mark the initial rear end position and any subsequent side to side movement:

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    This is the best pre-install prep job I have seen yet!
     
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    ok got some updated measurements w/no front sway bar & no rear spare:

    LF 36 3/4"
    RF 37 1/4"

    LR 38 3/4"
    RR 39 3/4"


    rear diff side measurements taken from rear brake caliper mounting pads:

    exactly 29 7/8" from the right and left sides to the respective sides of the reference bolt using a straight edge.


    fwd to aft clearance taken from rear diff cover mounting surface to center of reference bolt: 2 5/8"

    Rear pinion 4.5 deg up

    Trans 5 deg down

    so nearly a straight line there

    thats about it for the measurements, time to get started on the install......




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