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Old 03-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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how to lower your truck

Well, since i already know how to raise my truck (everyone else already does it), i haven't seen any threads on how to lower your truck (2wd only i would assume), as 2wd's aren't as common here.

Im not talking super lowrider status here, just a lowering of an inch to a couple of inches, while hopefully keeping the same supspension.
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Torsions the other way and drop blocks is the most common but anything over an inch or two its not going to feel stock.
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i suppose you could convert to an inverted shackle, or drop block it. You can relax the tbars
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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up front, relaxing the torsion bars is the easiest, or you could find someone to make drop spindles (there are companies that make them) for the front.
out back, blocks is the easiest.

IF you're going to relax the bars to lower the front, getting larger bars (from sway-away for instance) is recommended since you will need a higher rate bar to keep the front end from being too soft and bottoming out.

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Old 03-12-2009, 01:03 AM   #6
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You could relax the torsion bars on the front and use low profile bumpstops (or drill holes in your current ones to soften them up as you will be riding on them). For the rear, use lift blocks. Lift blocks?! yes, lift blocks. You are spring under axle, so placing a block between the spring and the axle is going to lower the truck.

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Drop spindles and lift blocks are what vicoor did on his yota, I believe.
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For your 1994 truck there are drop spindles readily avalible from multiple companies. I would go find a Mini Truckin' Magazine and look through the ads in there. I cant remember the manufacturers. I'm SOL on drop spindles for my 82 since its so old, been contemplating taking the stock ones and flipping them upside down and moving them to the opposite side of the truck to drop it. I've seen a few people do it but I'm kinda worried about what might happen to steering geometry and stuff like that.
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ebay-2" drop spindles for $160 shipped

don't do torsion bar drop it's dumb

you can also go with a lowering leaf or remove some leafs from the stock pack for a drop in the rear.
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sounds alright

im really wondering what i should do... drop or lift
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look at how low it made that Subaru!!!
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Thats quite a hood ornament.
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Thats quite a hood ornament.
hot stuff aint it
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look at how low it made that Subaru!!!
*spew* BWWWAAAAAAA!!!!! *hack-cough-cough-wheeeeezzzz* HAHAAHAAHAAHAH..... *drool-sniff-snort-hack* OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!


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*spew* BWWWAAAAAAA!!!!! *hack-cough-cough-wheeeeezzzz* HAHAAHAAHAAHAH..... *drool-sniff-snort-hack* OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!


Crap! Now I have to get the beer out of the keyboard.
if you keep on drinking she'll look like your dream girl at the end of the night
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look at how low it made that Subaru!!!
I think my puberty was just reversed....
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if you keep on drinking she'll look like your dream girl at the end of the night
Bro there ain't enough beer on the planet to get me drunk enough to orbit my moons around that. *phew* I'll bet she smells like sour dough bread and bacon grease.
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Bro there ain't enough beer on the planet to get me drunk enough to orbit my moons around that. *phew* I'll bet she smells like sour dough bread and bacon grease.
hahahahaha


mmm i want bacon
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Bro there ain't enough beer on the planet to get me drunk enough to orbit my moons around that. *phew* I'll bet she smells like sour dough bread and bacon grease.
i was thinking moldy feet wrapped in leathery burnt bacon, but yours works too
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