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Old 07-14-2006, 09:22 AM
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2" drop

What all goes into a 2" drop... in the front i know i need diffrent coils... but do i have to get diff shocks?? and what all do i need for the rear?... ive never lowered a truk before so.. im not really sure what all goes into it... its a 1966 ford f-100 if that helps

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Somebody may have the dropped twin I beams.

Springs and shocks only may negatively affect handling on that truck, by altering camber.

Is this the same vehicle that you asked about the disc brake conversion?

With an I-Beam conversion-nothing else will need to be changed
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yes it is about the disc conversion
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Bryan is correct. The only feesible way to drop a twin I bean Ford is to order special dropped I beams or dropped spindles.

Lowering springs will NOT work.
There is little suspension travel left. Ride is horrible.
The I-beams must be bent to adjust camber.
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Any idea were to buy the i beams?? or spindles? and any idea on a price range?
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your best bet is to buy the spindles. www.lmctruck.com has them, your probably looking at $200 or so. because of the way the twin I beam works ( with no ball joint, only a king pin ) lowering using lowering springs will drasticly affect the camber, almost running on the sidewall, and it cannot be ajusted out with king pins. If you scavange the junk yards, you may find a 2wd F150, like b4 1979 or so may have a lower axle height/ spindle height, you may be able to use it's axle's/ spindles and disc brakes on your truck, I'm not shure as I have never attempted it but it's worth a walk in the yards to find out.
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your best bet is to buy the spindles. www.lmctruck.com has them, your probably looking at $200 or so. because of the way the twin I beam works ( with no ball joint, only a king pin ) lowering using lowering springs will drasticly affect the camber, almost running on the sidewall, and it cannot be ajusted out with king pins. If you scavange the junk yards, you may find a 2wd F150, like b4 1979 or so may have a lower axle height/ spindle height, you may be able to use it's axle's/ spindles and disc brakes on your truck, I'm not shure as I have never attempted it but it's worth a walk in the yards to find out.


That brings up a way better question.... like b4 1979 or so may have a lower axle height/ spindle height, you may be able to use it's axle's/ spindles and disc brakes on your truck, I'm not shure as I have never attempted it but it's worth a walk in the yards to find out.... do you know if the whole like front suspension and axles and everything would fit into it i mean iono if it would or not butt that would be sweat id kill like 5 birds with one stone
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This is a long shot
Try Bell Tech

or purchase a "truckin'" magazine
perhaps one of the advertisers in that mag can help or they may still stock parts for the I-Beam suspension

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That brings up a way better question.... like b4 1979 or so may have a lower axle height/ spindle height, you may be able to use it's axle's/ spindles and disc brakes on your truck, I'm not shure as I have never attempted it but it's worth a walk in the yards to find out.... do you know if the whole like front suspension and axles and everything would fit into it i mean iono if it would or not butt that would be sweat id kill like 5 birds with one stone
I'm not shure. if you go to a good junkyard chances are they will have a hollander interchange manual, that would be able to tell you if the parts interchange. it seems like they should, as long as the I beams are the same length as yours, I don't see any problem. Ford used the twin I beam from 1960 I think until 1996 but they started changing stuff on the trucks about 1979 or 1980 when they did away with the 9" rear axle. an easy way to see if an F150 would be a candidate is measure the frame width, and compare it to yours, if it's the same or close, go ahead and measure the I beams lengths. I don't think the I beams are dropped on any stock vehicle but I'd bet on some F150's, the spindle height will be lower than yours, giving you a drop, may not be the full 2" but it might be.
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I think 66 was the first year of the Twin-I-Beam, could be 65 but I doubt it.
My brother had a 64 unibody--straight axle

The beams should be the same from 66-72. If not 66 would the bastard child.
It is quite probable that with a dropped I-Beam you would be able to just use the spindle/caliper assy from a 73-80 pick-up.

If they all use the same kingpin set, should work.


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