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Old 08-27-2017, 09:03 AM
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John

Not 100% sure how much it lowered. Did not do a before measurement. Stories on this site mentioned 2 to 4 inches.

What it does do is level the truck. Back & front now are same height and that is what I wanted.

Does drop your payload a good bit. I don't haul a lot of weight. Maybe some furniture once in a while.

I will post before & after pic later today.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:29 AM
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Thanks Jeff, I'm kicking around dropping the rear while I've got the box off. If it drops it 2", I'd be level. When I lifted mine, I just went 2" straight up on both ends.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:53 PM
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Hey John

pics as promised. Truck was stock height before.

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With just a rear shackle flip

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OK what makes this darn site flip some pics??????


Some of the site guys mentioned that the angles between driveshaft and rear hub may now be bad. Just enough to damage u joints short term & maybe major damage long term. I will be checking the pinion angle and getting shims if needed.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:28 PM
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Thanks Jeff, it still gives me an idea.
Might be interesting, Ford performance parts sells lowering shackles for the F150, and they come with a set of shims. I wonder how much taper you'd need to bring that pinion angle back up. Someone has to know.
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