Soon to be a 4/7 or 4/8 drop on my crew cab!

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by zachmilz, May 30, 2011.

  1. zachmilz

    zachmilz Rockstar 100 Posts

    I finally graduated from high school last week and my birthday is in 6 days so I'm saving up all the money I can to lower my truck. I've been looking at 4/6 drop kits and then use my 2" shackles to mess around with the rear height to see how much it will level it out since I don't have a spare, hitch, or bumper. The 2" shackles right now barely are doing anything since I put on my rollpan. I'm going to get the DJM kit: http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/4-qt--fs-6-qt-_pro_drop_kit/550/djmsuspensiondjmk2599l2-.aspx and then keep my shackles where they are or move them up an inch. Any advice on what shocks I should use in the front and rear? I'm going to do this with the help of 3 or 4 friends in my garage. All of who have experience lowering/lifting trucks. Thanks for any recommendations.
     
  2. TELORVEHC

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Don't know too much about shocks for lowered trucks but I hear Edelbrock, Belltech and KYB work well.
     
  3. zachmilz

    zachmilz Rockstar 100 Posts

    Anyone else?
     
  4. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I'm running the Belltech Street Performance shocks on my truck and I highly recommend them. I recommend shock bracket extenders for the rear also if the kit doesn't have them.

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  5. zachmilz

    zachmilz Rockstar 100 Posts

    Do you think those shocks will be fine for how low I'm going, because you have a 2/4 on a 4x4 which is the equivalent to my 2" drop shackles on a 2wd. I don't want to have a bumpy ride.
     
  6. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I'm pretty sure they come in different lengths based on the drop you have. I plan on going down 2 more inches, the shocks I have are for 0-3" drop in the front and for the rear 0-4" drop. One other thing you have to consider is your driveshaft, with that much drop you will have to do some modification to your driveshaft. From what I've read when you drop a crew cab over 4" (2WD) or 6"(4WD) you either have to cut out some crossmembers or switch from the large 1 piece to the 2 piece shaft that comes in the extended cabs
     

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