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03-14-2010, 10:04 PM #1
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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)
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03-14-2010, 10:41 PM #2
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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03-14-2010, 11:17 PM #3
Lower a 4x4??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! lolIf you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight
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03-15-2010, 12:52 AM #4
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03-15-2010, 08:40 AM #5
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..
03-15-2010, 08:50 AM #6
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OK I gotta ask. Why? And lets be real hear. You don't lower trucks, you raise them.
03-15-2010, 01:41 PM #7
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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:
03-15-2010, 01:53 PM #8
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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03-15-2010, 01:56 PM #9
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.
03-15-2010, 02:02 PM #10
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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