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

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Moof, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Moof

    Moof Member

    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: Mar 14, 2010
  2. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  3. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Lower a 4x4??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! lol
  4. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    x2 that shorty loxering a 4x4 is a bad idea
  5. Greg84

    Greg84 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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..
  6. BillNH

    BillNH New Member

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

    Moof Member

    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:

  8. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    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.:glasses:
  9. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  10. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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

    Quickest 4 wheeler I have ever seen...

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