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Old 04-05-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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what are the options for a 3/4 drop on a 2010 xl swb reg cab besides the more expensive kits?

all ideas are welcome, thanks.
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what are the options for a 3/4 drop on a 2010 xl swb reg cab besides the more expensive kits?

all ideas are welcome, thanks.

for starters cut springs 3 inches will ride bad

2 inch springs cut for a 3 inch drop will bottom out the stock shocks hard and ride will suffer

front by far for 3 inch drop would be the belltech drop struts but you will need to grind the holes for it to align.


in rear 4 inch drop cheap would be 2 inch shackles plus pulling leafs to get it to sit lower but will bounce so new shocks would help.


now a 3/4 drop the truck will sit lower in front by over 1.25 inches.


What i would do is a 2/4
belltech front drop struts
djm rear flip kit 4 inches
djm rear shocks

total $525 shipped
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"now a 3/4 drop the truck will sit lower in front by over 1.25 inches."

i like a little rake. i'm not ready to purchase, that's why i didn't post in your thread this question. i'm aware of your method/s, and i'm looking for something else, at least at this time, thanks.
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Cut coils ride way better than aftermarket....

But for ride quality do the spindles and cut coils one inch and then a 5 inch flip with 2 inch shackles will put you right about 4 inches and then throw on some belch nitro drop 2 shocks

For cheap cut coils 3 inches and do a shackle and hanger kit for the back

Just my thoughts, I personally would do bell-tech struts cut coils and flipkit
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Cut coils ride way better than aftermarket....

But for ride quality do the spindles and cut coils one inch and then a 5 inch flip with 2 inch shackles will put you right about 4 inches and then throw on some belch nitro drop 2 shocks

For cheap cut coils 3 inches and do a shackle and hanger kit for the back

Just my thoughts, I personally would do bell-tech struts cut coils and flipkit
i was looking for drop spindles, and didn't find any for a 2010, unless others cross over. on my last truck, i used 2 in dropped spindles and cut half a coil, and it was perfect. i also added better shocks.

in the rear i did a variety of things, but it was a chevy and had inboard shocks.
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"now a 3/4 drop the truck will sit lower in front by over 1.25 inches."

i like a little rake. i'm not ready to purchase, that's why i didn't post in your thread this question. i'm aware of your method/s, and i'm looking for something else, at least at this time, thanks.

ok what are you looking for in the front. 3 inches for cheap like i said cut 2 inch springs.

in rear 4 inches will be pulled leafs and 2 inch shackles ive done this years ago on a few guys trucks been thru it all with them. They ended up putting stock springs back in and using the belltech drop strut.


if you want cheap and 3 inches then just get 2 inch srpings cut coil

rear pull leafs and add 2 inch block

there you go 3/4 drop and less than 200 spent. are you trying to do it cheaper than 200?
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i was looking for drop spindles, and didn't find any for a 2010, unless others cross over. on my last truck, i used 2 in dropped spindles and cut half a coil, and it was perfect. i also added better shocks.

in the rear i did a variety of things, but it was a chevy and had inboard shocks.
Yeah I can see where they wouldn't have the spindles yet since it is a newer truck, and honestly I would rather not do spindles on any thing other than a chevy because mcgaughys are the only people make good spindles, and they have yet to make them for ford >
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i'm not necessarily a huge fan of cutting tons of coils off a spring. i would rather do spindles, and just trim the springs a little.


on my chevy, in the rear, i had the springs re-arched, and i removed the over load spring, changed the shackles, and then added air shocks parallel with the nitro's or whatever it was i had for extra lift when i wanted to carry something. i don't think that will work with the outboard shocks
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Yeah I can see where they wouldn't have the spindles yet since it is a newer truck, and honestly I would rather not do spindles on any thing other than a chevy because mcgaughys are the only people make good spindles, and they have yet to make them for ford >
that's gong to go over like a turd in a punch bowl
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Yeah I can see where they wouldn't have the spindles yet since it is a newer truck, and honestly I would rather not do spindles on any thing other than a chevy because mcgaughys are the only people make good spindles, and they have yet to make them for ford >

wow i do tons of gms with the belltechs no problems and on gmfullsize and tahoeyukonforum no issues.

if you go on silveradoss.com people have had issues wiht mcgaughys dont touch them at all there.
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