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Old 11-22-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I was looking to lower my rid. And only want to drop it so it would rid about 1" or so above the tire (275/55/20) I was thinking of cutting the coil spring just to the right height what do you think? I found a shop to de-arc the leaf-springs to the rid height I want.

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Hi guys,

I was looking to lower my rid. And only want to drop it so it would rid about 1" or so above the tire (275/55/20) I was thinking of cutting the coil spring just to the right height what do you think? I found a shop to de-arc the leaf-springs to the rid height I want.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hi guys,

I was looking to lower my rid. And only want to drop it so it would rid about 1" or so above the tire (275/55/20) I was thinking of cutting the coil spring just to the right height what do you think? I found a shop to de-arc the leaf-springs to the rid height I want.
Depending how much drop you want in the front would determine if trimming the coil would be good or not. Measure your tire to fender to figure the needed drop. If it is 2" or more then a spindle is the best as it maintains OEM geometry. If the drop is less then 2" I would trim the stock spring to what is needed. Note drop springs have a higher load rating than stock springs to make up for being shorter. For the rear, if your drop is less than 2" you can use a drop shackle and remove the O/L spring. If more that 1-1/2" drop is needed then I would only consider using a flip kit and then adjust the hieght using shackle length to bring it back up. It is cheaper and best way to drop the rear maintaining load and ride capabilities. Good luck..
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