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Discussion in 'Lowered and Bagged Suspension' started by Jolm, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Jolm

    Jolm Newbie

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    Hi just signed up. I have a dark green 98 shortbox 2wd. It’s pretty clean for a Michigan truck, very minimal rust. It’s a 4.3 auto but that’s ok for now. I have been looking at lowering it since I bought it last fall and now that I sold my Jeep I’m going to start dailying it. I’m picking up new 275/60 15 tires and want to get input on what drop I guess.


    This is the look I want with black steelies, maybe slightly less drop up front because I’m running 275/60 15 all around. It says this is a 5/6 drop. Not sure what’s the best for this size. Any input is much appreciated thanks!

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    sewlow Bitchin' Stitchin'

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  3. Jolm

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    Thanks! Good to be here hoping to get this thing looking good within the next few months so it’s good to find a forum with a lot of useful info on everything I want to do. Although some of it will take longer, like engine and trans swap, but I can make it look good relatively easy and fix the little rust spots before they spread and can’t be fixed easily.
     
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    DerekTheGreat I'm Awesome

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    Greetings from a fellow Michigander! Whereabouts are you? Metro Detroiter and regular cab short box fan here. My truck is a bit of a unicorn, especially around here. 350, 5 speed and 4x4. Anyway, I can't help you with lowering kit info as I prefer the stock ride height. Just thought I'd chime in :)
     
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    Welcome! I'm also from Michigan, Southeast area in Redford. I also cannot help you with a lowering kit, but nice ride you have there!
     
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    That sounds like a sweet rig, I prefer manual myself. I’m about 45 minutes northwest of Grand Rapids.
     
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    Thanks! I’m sure there’s a way to reply to all the messages in one but I’ll have to figure it out later
     
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    Does anyone happen to know anything about Cragar wheels? I’m curious to find out the width, offset and backspace on these wheels so I can replace them with some black D-windows or similar wheels. I’m looking at a 3/5 drop, I think that will work with the square setup, as the right one for me. 4/6 looks good but I’m not sure if It will work with the 275/60 15 tires like I was saying.



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