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Old 10-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default How Has My Truck Been Lowered?

I recently purchased this 2004 SuperCab which has (supposedly) been lowered 4" at the rear at 2" at the front. I don't know anything about lowering/lifting vehicles and am keen to learn.

Could someone explain to me how my truck has been lowered and what it would take to either return it to stock height or give it a 2" lift above stock?
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front must be springs cause everything else look stock.
Unless it would be spindle(which I doubt since it's the more pricey option and need to run 20" or more wheel)

rear: is 5" drop: flip kit and lifting shackle = 5"
to be 4" you need a front lifting brakcet as well which you don't
But you have the helper bag, and when filled with 30-50psi you gain ~1".
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yup springs/ flip
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Got any pictures of the truck with the wheels sitting on the ground?
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Sorry guys, have had laptop trouble, hence the lack of reply. Photo of truck with wheels attached.
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So what parts do I need to go back to stock +level or a 2" above stock overall lift?
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you will need
1) unflip the rear axle and due to it having a 1 inch lifting shackle rear will be at a 1 inch lift
2) front stock springs or 2 inch lifting spring since you want a lift over stock
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So what parts do I need to go back to stock +level or a 2" above stock overall lift?
Damn auto correct..
This post was meant to read.
How do I get another 3" drop font and rear? Or should I just bag the truck?
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you will need
1) unflip the rear axle and due to it having a 1 inch lifting shackle rear will be at a 1 inch lift
2) front stock springs or 2 inch lifting spring since you want a lift over stock
What parts do I need to unflip the rear? Although I do undertake basic servicing on my vehicles, I'm clueless on bigger jobs such as this in terms of what parts are needed. Once I have them all, I'll be able to get on with the job .
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I've done a bit more digging and Bilstein come as highly recommended. I can't seem to find any threads about anyone going from a lowered truck to a levelled one though.

Nonetheless, I see that Bilstein do an Ultimate Lift Kit. Looks like it comes with everything I would need, but at a price... Would one of you mind taking a look to see if I really do need everything in this kit and/or if there is anything which I may be missing coming from a lowered truck?

I understand that this kit will either allow me to level to stock height or lift a further 2"?
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