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Old 09-04-2011, 07:23 AM   #1
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I've currently got a 2/4 drop kit on my 07 4x4 and it still bugs me how much gap I have between the rubber and the fender, so I want to go lower. The rear is the easy part, so that's not my problem. I have drop springs on the front so I'll be getting a set of the drop spindles for another ~1.5 in the front, but what will I have to do with the CV joints and shafts? The CVs will need to be able to handle ~450ft-lb at 30 degrees by my estimation.

I think I'll need to find a higher angle CV joint to account for the higher angle of deflection but will I need to shorten the half-shaft as well? I know a few people have gone lower than 2/4 on their 4WDs so I know it can be done. I think I'll need to have a set of shafts custom made, but I need to know what needs to be adjusted. Anyone know a good suspension shop in southern Alberta?

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I've currently got a 2/4 drop kit on my 07 4x4 and it still bugs me how much gap I have between the rubber and the fender, so I want to go lower. The rear is the easy part, so that's not my problem. I have drop springs on the front so I'll be getting a set of the drop spindles for another ~1.5 in the front, but what will I have to do with the CV joints and shafts? The CVs will need to be able to handle ~450ft-lb at 30 degrees by my estimation.

I think I'll need to find a higher angle CV joint to account for the higher angle of deflection but will I need to shorten the half-shaft as well? I know a few people have gone lower than 2/4 on their 4WDs so I know it can be done. I think I'll need to have a set of shafts custom made, but I need to know what needs to be adjusted. Anyone know a good suspension shop in southern Alberta?
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whhhhhyyyyyyy???!!!!!!
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can you raise the front diff?
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #5
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Bigger tires would fix that too. But those big tires sure are expensive.....
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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Originally posted by LoveLauren:
whhhhhyyyyyyy???!!!!!!
Because I love being able to launch in 4WD and have zero traction issues; need 4wd in the winter and drive a 4" lifted F-350 Powerstroke for work so I wanted a lowered truck for the performance and was not willing to sacrifice traction in our Albertan winters. Also, in the words of my girlfriend: I have more money than brains


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Bigger tires would fix that too. But those big tires sure are expensive.....
I've tried finding 33" performance tires on a 22" rims, but it's impossible. My winter tires are 33" Toyos on the stock 17" rim and they fill the wheel wells quite nicely, but I want to have performance tires for the summer.
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If you lower the truck anymore will your winter setup still fit?
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:13 PM   #8
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HarleyC16 had some custom built for his truck after he broke the stock ones. Not sure where he got them or even if they were strong enough, i seem to remember he had taken them out completely last time i saw him. He did say they were major $$$$ though.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:13 AM   #9
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Kore Performance makes some high angle inner CV joints. I hear they run about $850 though.
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