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I'm completely new to this dropping cars thing. My Thread title is kinda contradictory but let me explain. I want the cheapest way to best drop my truck(did that make sense?) since I'm kinda low on cash. Do I HAVE TO buy a kit and where can I buy it?? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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cheapest....cut coils, 3 inch drop blocks (or removing some of the layers of the leaf spring..dont know how much though)

BEST CHEAP way.... 2 inch springs in front, 3 inch blacks in rear.

BEST way imo.... 2 inch spindles (will NOT change geometry or ride) with 3 inch drop leaf springs, drop shocks. (although maybe not necessary with this mild a drop)
 

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So basically it's gonna run me about 2-3 bills right? My next paycheck is gonna be pretty fat so I'll go ahead and shop around and see where I can get the best deal...
 

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cheaper is always all crap go to summitracing.com spend 180$ and buy 2 inch spindles and 3 inch blocks and you will be set if you do it yourself which is very easy
 

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Sure, you could drop it 2/3 for $100 (Coils, blocks) but it will ride like poo. Do it right, and your truck (and back) will thank you.
 

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if i do a 2/3 drop with spindles and blocks, will my shocks hold for about 6 months, give or take a month....i wanna eventually drop it 3/4 with 2" spindles/1" coils in front and 3" leafs/1" blocks in back, but that is expensive so at the moment, i dont wanna spend a lot(not till summer)...so...the only thing i will pitch is the 3" blocks...the question...willl the stocked shocks hold for about 6 months on a 2/3 drop....thanks
 

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Pep Boys sells a ground force kit that consists of 2 springs that lower your shit 3 inches in the front, and 3 inch drop blocks for the rear, all for $130.
 

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runswithatchet said:
if i do a 2/3 drop with spindles and blocks, will my shocks hold for about 6 months, give or take a month....i wanna eventually drop it 3/4 with 2" spindles/1" coils in front and 3" leafs/1" blocks in back, but that is expensive so at the moment, i dont wanna spend a lot(not till summer)...so...the only thing i will pitch is the 3" blocks...the question...willl the stocked shocks hold for about 6 months on a 2/3 drop....thanks
with spindles and blocks, the factory shocks will work just fine. I'd get a 2" drop spindle, and a 3" block kit. then if you want to go lower... cheaply... cut 1/2 of a coil off in the front, and pull the middle leaf in the rear... it would now be basicly a 4/4 drop.
 

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yeah, that would be a less expensive way then what i was thinking...i would prob end up gettin 3" leafs for the back though...but i never thought of cutting the coils in half though...thanks
 

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anyone ever used ground force....are they a good brand? and if im just buying blocks, can i go wrong with the brand? and 1 more quick question....a 3" block in the back, do i need it to be angled?? thanks
 

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runswithatchet said:
anyone ever used ground force....are they a good brand? and if im just buying blocks, can i go wrong with the brand? and 1 more quick question....a 3" block in the back, do i need it to be angled?? thanks
I will post what I think of them after I do the install.
 

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Alright so I'm gonna go buy my kit this week, I WANT MY SH*T DROPPED ALREADY!! So Pep Boyz sells that kit for $130 right?? Anyone else know where else I can get a pretty good kit for no more than $200?? BTW I'm in the Long Beach, CALI area. Thanx ahead of time.
 
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