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lowering a 5lug

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by 2manyhobbies, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Aug 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    2manyhobbies

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    1. I've noticed most builds list the high quality drop blocks. Is there an issue with the cheaper aluminum blocks (old school universal) being used on the newer Tacos? Or is it just personal preference?

    2. Is the air bag setup only really needed if a truck is c-notched and laying on the ground? The price of the adjustable rear gas shocks are close to the complete air bag setup so it made me wonder if you could bag a truck that had a mild drop.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    avoid cheap blocks and do 4x4 leafs and defined shackles. how low you tryna go?
     
  3. Aug 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    I would recommend streetacos.com for blocks of quality and 4x4 leads are a good way to go to I'm working in lowering my truck and I have bell tech coils and streetacos.com blocks I'm only doing a mild drop though
     
  4. Aug 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    imo less strain on the ubolts the better. leafs and shackles are a good start and if you want lower then do blocks. streetacos is def the place you wanna go
     
  5. Aug 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    +1

    Handling the rear is simple.

    Front end is where it starts getting complicated. It's not 1980 anymore... can't just de-crank the torsion rods.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks for the responses. I just finished the 2/3 drop this weekend... SittinSic drop coils in the front and blocks in the back. I was really surprised that the ride is actually smoother with the drop coils than the harsh stock coils.

    I will keep an eye out for the 4x4 leafs and improve the rear setup in the near future. I'm looking to stay around a 3" drop (total) for the rear, get the best ride possible, and prevent extra stress on the rear end. How much will the 4x4 leafs lower the rear?
     
  7. Aug 15, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Roughly 1.5 I believe
     
  8. Aug 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    I think its somewhere around there. Then if u pull the middle leaf on the 4wd pack its 3"
     
  9. Aug 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    All 2nd generation 4x4 leafs fit? If anybody here has gone with used/salvage 4x4 leafs how much did you pay?
     
  10. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    yes all 2nd gen leafs will work
     
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