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Lower my truck or redo the suspension

  • Change my ultra stiff springs to DR hangers/springs

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  • Drop the truck down w/ 33s and switch to 3.73s

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Banning Smut
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Well, I'm torn. I'm really tired of how my truck rides as well as how it holds the road. I also have come to realize it is gonna be a PITA (and expensive) to lower it down, change gears, steering, tires and everything else. So what about if I swapped my front springs for 4.5" DR hangers and 4" DR springs and swapped the rears for 4" springs and a 6" block? I would also go to single DR shocks in the front instead of duals to soften it a bit.

I've heard this combo works really well on the road.

I love the way the truck currently looks, but not the way it rides.

need feedback:
 

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Axle wrap like a bitch
 

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I just can't imagine lowering the truck down. Then it may ride nicer....but it sure wouldn't look the same. I have heard nothing but good things about DR lifts, but it would suck to change that out and have it ride the same as before.

It might be best to get rid of the dual shocks and get the DR shocks. That might be all you need.

good luck,
Steven
 

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slam it G man.

Faster, more fun to drive, better mileage, less expensive tires, more functional pulling trailers etc....

and looks better to me. Lifts are cheesy :D
 

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Bigger is always better! :D

I hear you on the ride, though. Mine is extremely stiff. I'm going to put some Bilsteins on it (keeping the duals up front) and see if that helps some. Lowering it is not an option. I don't want to do it, and price is definitely a factor.
 

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add some 8 piston calipers to keep the family jewels safe
 

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slam it G man.

Faster, more fun to drive, better mileage, less expensive tires, more functional pulling trailers etc....

and looks better to me. Lifts are cheesy :D
Funny... mine pulls more weight, more faster then yours:swordfight:...LOL

Stock is for grandpa's and little girls...

Hell my wife will not even drive stock height...:lame:
 

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Either way....I have one stock and one lifted.


Personally, if I was going to redo a suspension on my 01 (which I may :D ) I would go with the Full Traction coilover conversion and either DR Zoo-Roads or Kings.
Ironically, if I do go that route.....I'll have the hangers and Deaver springs that are currently on my truck for sale, which is what you would need.
 

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i now have everything i need to come back down to factory, minus springs. so far the total is right at 175. since i cant find anyone that wants to get rid of factory springs cheap, i geuss i HAVE to buy some springs from DR. all in all, didnt cost much at all. :cool:
 

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Either way....I have one stock and one lifted.


Personally, if I was going to redo a suspension on my 01 (which I may :D ) I would go with the Full Traction coilover conversion and either DR Zoo-Roads or Kings.
Ironically, if I do go that route.....I'll have the hangers and Deaver springs that are currently on my truck for sale, which is what you would need.
Let me know Dan. Options are open at this point.
 

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I invite you to prove it Mr surgemax

I'll throw the X on the trailer and head out your way... Then you deciede which one you want to pull against... But you might want to throw a set of better injectors in:poke:... your going to need all the help you can get...

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you forgot option #3, probably the smartest and most obvious....................................

GET A DR lifted 08' !!!!!!!:D
 

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You would be cut off for .............2 weeks tops. I gotta believe you have enough memories stored in your "spank bank" to get you through that time. If not, come on up to Splendors and Ill get you something to work with.;):D
 

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cost me roughly 200 to come back down to stock....plus getting somebody to do the work costed another 400....not too bad....
 
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