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    Default Lowering a 4x4 ver. "you're going the wrong way!"

    I know this will seem a bit unorthodox, but there there kits out there to lower a 4x4 full-size? Trust me, i'm on to something here.

    I'm not talking about slamming it to the ground or anything, just a 3" or so drop.

    LOL boy, can't you tell I've never owned a truck before?

    *ahem* recommend a good lowering kit (ie torsion bar keys, bump stops etc)
    Last edited by Moof; 03-14-2010 at 10:41 PM.

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    There would need to be alot done to lower your 4x4. If you have a z71, you can remove the rear 2" blocks from the rear. To lower the rear end 2 inches. You can also get lowering torsion keys i do believe. Don't quote me on that, i've never actually looked, i think i just remember seeing it somewhere.
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    Lower a 4x4??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty 71 View Post
    Lower a 4x4??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! lol
    x2 that shorty loxering a 4x4 is a bad idea

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    Anything can be done. I had an all wheel drive trailblazer that I lowered, it wasn't a whole lot different than putting a small lift kit on really.

    What year and model truck do you have? Some may be easier or harder to lower than others..

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    OK I gotta ask. Why? And lets be real hear. You don't lower trucks, you raise them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillNH View Post
    OK I gotta ask. Why? And lets be real hear. You don't lower trucks, you raise them.
    It's an 07 Sierra RCLB

    It will never see massive off-roading. It will, however, see snow and fishing trails. These are things that my Subaru could do, so i see no reason why my 4x4 can't be somewhat lower to fill in those fender gaps. It's an aesthetic thing.

    I was looking around and came across a few pictures of lowered 4x4 reg.cabs.... and they look damn good. As mentioned, I don't want the thing slammed to the ground or anything, just want it just like this, aggressive tires and all:

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    While lowering a truck is not my cup of tea, I have seen some really nice looking lowered trucks on here (there is one up for ROTM this month); however, I have to agree with everyone else. I would not lower a 4x4 and if you want to fill in the fender gaps, get bigger tires.

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    Instead of lowering, keep the height, and just put a larger size of tire on it, put a leveling kit on it, and put all terrain tires on it, you'll never go back, the clearance will be needed if you're going into anything that is off the road.

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    I think that there was a lowered 4x4 that ran the quarter in 10 sec. on that Speed show, Pass Time.

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