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BA923 07-29-2014 10:38 AM

New to lowered need some answers
 
I want to lower my 08 150 but just enough to level it out I see a lot of people use shackles is that alright for towing? and what about lowering blocks would that be okay instead of shackles? im new to all of this and want to know what would be better for towing and handling. any answers would be great:thumbup:

custm2500 07-29-2014 11:40 AM

Yes a shackle will be just fine for towing.

azmidget91 07-29-2014 12:09 PM

Lowering blocks don't work on these trucks. You would have to flip the axle first which would lower your truck 6".

Shackles are the way to go if you just want to lower the rear. You will be fine for towing.

BA923 08-03-2014 08:36 PM

http://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.f150...dc4e375a9c.jpg
2in shackles in the rear and love em rides great and gives it a lil level look thanks for the help!!

http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.f150...783d8b534d.jpg

here is a before pic too

custm2500 08-05-2014 09:38 PM

Those are some very helpful pictures!

BA923 08-06-2014 11:49 PM

shitty phone...

Z7What 08-07-2014 01:17 AM

2 Attachment(s)
2" drop in the rear of this 2013 FX2

Attachment 334961

It's cheap too! Here's what to order.

Attachment 334962

The pinch weld on the bottom of the bed will need to be bent or cut so it doesn't hit the shackle. Depending on the amount if weight you tow helper bags wouldn't hurt.

Wayne

Summers22 08-07-2014 11:54 PM

My 07 with just over 2" drop with Chassis Tech shackles in the rear. FX2's sit WAY high in the rear for some reason. No shims and no vibrations:


http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.f150...f967cfa77f.jpg

azmidget91 08-08-2014 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Summers22 (Post 3638302)
My 07 with just over 2" drop with Chassis Tech shackles in the rear. FX2's sit WAY high in the rear for some reason. No shims and no vibrations:


http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.f150...f967cfa77f.jpg

If I'm not mistaken, the 04-08 generation of FX2's had a block in the rear, same as the FX4. If you take it out, and get shorter u bolts you will be level.

Z7What 08-08-2014 12:26 AM

No 2WD had blocks in the rear.

Wayne


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