The Stupid Lowered Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Lowered and Bagged Suspension' started by Mike, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. GMC GIANNI

    GMC GIANNI Newbie

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    on youtube ANDYs auto does a great video covering lowering an obs. Included is front drop for springs, flip kit, notch and a couple other keys i think but as for the flip kit and notch it is a great video. about halfway through they start the flip. With mine i did not take the bed off. i just unbolted the leafs, and picked them up over the rear brakes then set them under, used a lot of man power on the floor jack and moving around jack stands.
     
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    obs jp Newbie

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    I ended up getting a 5/7 drop, 22x8.5 front with 5.5 backspacing and 22x10 with 6.25 backspacing. what is the biggest tire I can run in your opinion? 255/35 and 295/30 or 265/35 and 305/30? thanks
     
  5. sewlow

    sewlow Bitchin' Stitchin'

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    Click 'by tire size'.
    Once the factory size is entered, go to 'Manual', & you can start adding different sizes for comparing.

    https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator

    My '98 @ 4/7 is on 20's. 255/45's & 295/40's. You could also enter those sizes to compare to a tire in 22" with a similaer diameter.

    Having the tires close to the original diameter keeps from having to mess with the computer for speedo correction.
    Look at the revs per mile when checking your choices.
     
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    sewlow Bitchin' Stitchin'

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    Lowering Your 4wd Truck With Torsion Keys in 12 Easy Steps

    Remove keys.
    Flip them upside down.
    Drill a small dimple for the adjustment bolt to catch in.
    Remove front shocks.
    Remove front bump stops.
    Stop here to crack a cold one.

    Reinstall keys.
    Start with keys cranked all the way up.
    Proceeds to relax the bolts in 1/2 turn increments until desired drop is achieved. (Bounce suspension between turns).
    Install appropriate length shock for your desired drop.
    Get an alignment
    Stand back and drink a cold beer in blissful approval.
    The rear can be dropped the same as any c1500. Flip kit, drop shackles, hangers, etc.

    ~Info courtesy of Dylan Peacock~
     
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    __CHI__ Low Life

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    Replaced the rear end in my 91 and now it sits about 2in higher in the rear with the same 235/75-15s. Where did I go wrong? It's supposed to be a 5/7 drop and now it's raked hardcore lol it also feels way stiffer in the back now..haven't got to drive far but it didn't ride like it used to...
     
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    ccreddell I'm Awesome

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    Did you replace the springs? Or did you just swap rear ends?
     
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    __CHI__ Low Life

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    Just a rear end swap is all. I'm lost on where I went wrong
     
  10. RoJo2

    RoJo2 OBS Enthusiast

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    Did you tighten up the hanger/shackle bolts with the weight of the truck on the axel or on the jack stands?


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