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Old 01-04-2004, 06:17 AM
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Hey Dude, whats Happening,,, I need a little Advice here and I know you are the MAN!! I have a 1999 F350,, Dually, and I'm wanting to lower the Rear of the Truck a little Bit, not a Lot, maybe 1 inch or 1 1/2 or so,,
Whats the easyest and Cheapest way to do it?? I started in on my back Leaf Springs Yesterday, going to pull 1 of the Leafs out,, and ended putting it back together!! They are all bolted together in several different places!! My boat weighes in at less than 7grand, so I should be in good shape for Modifacations !!!!!
Whats your Suggestions or Recomendations????

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I need to see if they make a lowering shackle for your rig. That would be the way to go. Cheap, easy to install, and won't affect ride or towing capability. They have two different holes that you can use when installing them. This would allow you to either lower 1" or 2" depend on the look you are going for.

I've never put one on a F-350. Give me until Monday PM to get ya an answer on this one.

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Old 01-04-2004, 10:07 AM
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Check to see if you have 4" or 2" blocks. If you have 4", just get 2" from Ford. Easy Swap. I swapped out my 2" blocks for 4" blocks. I believe the early superduty dually came with 4" blocks. Ford was swapping them under warranty. By the time I got my 2002, they were coming with 2" blocks.

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Buck djm suspension makes a shackle drop for the rears of the fords. It is adjustable in height from 1 to 3 inches.
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Also they make a 3-5 drop, remove front hanger and rear shackle looks really good, and it will still tow a 12000# plus boat.
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Check to see if you have 4" or 2" blocks. If you have 4", just get 2" from Ford. Easy Swap. I swapped out my 2" blocks for 4" blocks. I believe the early superduty dually came with 4" blocks. Ford was swapping them under warranty. By the time I got my 2002, they were coming with 2" blocks.
Ford actually offered these blocks in exchange under warranty for awhile. I had a lot of customers that had them changed out free of charge.

The problem with changing out the blocks is having to buy U-Bolts along with the blocks. U-Bolts can be quite expensive. The thought of purchasing cheaper U-Bolts for this application wouldn't work for me. The shackle is more cost effective and a little easier to install.

Hard On....I figured someone made a shackle for it. I'll check into that for him.

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i had a f350 dually and if you unbolt the 4 bolts under the rear end and drop it down alittle the bottom overload and top over load should come out. it makes them ride alot better. and with mine lowered (7 in rear 5 in front) I still towed my 13k lb boat just fine. and rode much better then factory. You do not want to try to change the front hanger on the leaf spring but the rear shackle is easy. I have a set of i beams for it to lower it in the front 3" if you want any.
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hey byc i was running the 6/8 until i bagged my old f350 as well road out and towed just as well have to post a pic for ya!
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Sounds Great Buck,, Talk to you Mon. You can call me at work if you want, No,, DO Call me, so I can put you on our Tire Mailing List. Maybe I can save you a little Money, If you Deal in Tires Much.
The Lowered Front looks *****in in those Pic's, are there any Draw-backs to dropping the front Too?

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Mine was on a fast bag set up, If you do the drop beams and then a lowerkit in the rear, you will not have any trouble except your aproach angles. My friends f350 has the 3/5 kit and ahs not troubles at all. I tjust takes your factory I beams and swaps them out to a dropped I beam. Do a search for djm suspensions on the net and they have an instalation guide on what is changed out on the drops. fronts take about 30 minutes a side and the rear, that takes a couple of hours to do. I will see if I cant dig up my friends pics and pos tthem for ya.
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