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Old 08-04-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hi guys, well as the title states, I had my truck lowered 3/5 using belltech drop struts and a djm flip kit. My problem is that I bottom out the bed and I can hear smack the frame when I go over bumps, yesturday I loaded the truck up with 6 passengers and when I was going forward I heard a loud scraping noise comming from the back, I took the truck to get checked, and they told me it was the drive shaft smacking the bed...Is my truck way too low? do I need air bags or a c-notch? maybe shock extenders?

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who the hell carries 6 passengers ?!
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Hi guys, well as the title states, I had my truck lowered 3/5 using belltech drop struts and a djm flip kit. My problem is that I bottom out the bed and I can hear smack the frame when I go over bumps, yesturday I loaded the truck up with 6 passengers and when I was going forward I heard a loud scraping noise comming from the back, I took the truck to get checked, and they told me it was the drive shaft smacking the bed...Is my truck way too low? do I need air bags or a c-notch? maybe shock extenders?
I would do helper bags but a 5 drop shouldn't be rubbing too bad?
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Well, when you have the bench seat you do...
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I would do helper bags but a 5 drop shouldn't be rubbing too bad?
I know that bed smacks the frame, and now this problem ive never experienced it before, truck was loaded with passengers and scraped in the back, what else can go wrong?
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Hi guys, well as the title states, I had my truck lowered 3/5 using belltech drop struts and a djm flip kit. My problem is that I bottom out the bed and I can hear smack the frame when I go over bumps, yesturday I loaded the truck up with 6 passengers and when I was going forward I heard a loud scraping noise comming from the back, I took the truck to get checked, and they told me it was the drive shaft smacking the bed...Is my truck way too low? do I need air bags or a c-notch? maybe shock extenders?

ok so you have the shorter bumpstops on the top frame rails?

Also on the djm flip kit did you use the lifting shackle or not in the rear?
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ok so you have the shorter bumpstops on the top frame rails?

Also on the djm flip kit did you use the lifting shackle or not in the rear?
Yes I used the shorter bump stops, I used the shackles supplied in the kit.
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Belltech drop shocks
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I have Belltech 5in, or 5.5in, I dont know anymore, flip kit but I didnt have my factory shackles so I used the supplied 1in lift shackle. I dont like the look at all but it rides "ok". When I load 4 or more passengers or some moderate stuff in the bed I do feel it bottom out but its no biggie. It's just embarrassing to hear it since kit wasnt cheap. I'm still looking to go lower 1in with factory shackles and if I have to I'll notch it.
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