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Old 08-19-2011, 08:15 PM
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hey guys alright a couple of short deployments later, im back and might actually have a couple of months to get some work done on my truck...

the old rear end is still in waiting to come out, i have the 12 bolt rear waiting on me to grind off all the mounts and line it up and get it in and have someone weld on the new spring perches, i think i have someone that can come do that, here's where im stuck...

since the rear is already going to be out and needs new mounts welded on i was concidering trying to lower the truck from the stock suspension height now. I have seen where you can mount the rear end on top of the rear leaf springs like this:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=442586

if this is a good safe way to do it it looks like this would be the perfect time to do it since i will have to be doing new mounts on the rear anyway, but what about the front. I do not have the money, time, or experience to really do the front clip route yet, so that leaves me with either a dropped axle of dropped springs, is that correct? would something like this work:

http://www.performanceonline.com/194...ING-SET-16536/

would that be all that i needed to lower my truck the flip kit and lowered front springs? Is that correct so at this point i could lower it a bit for about $500, or should i be looking at something like this for the rear instead:

http://www.performanceonline.com/195...ION-KIT-18682/

and the same leaves for the front

or this full kit for the truck:

http://www.performanceonline.com/195...-Shocks-19057/


either of the last options would pretty much tap out my budget for right now, it will work to do the first option of the flip kit for the rear and the lowering springs for the front that would be the best money wise, if that is not going to be safe or there is going to be a lot of hidden costs involved in that and either of the last choices will work that is just doable, if there is still going to be a lot of hidden costs invoved i will just weld on the new mounts on the rear and mount it up stock and save the money for now. I would like to lower it a bit but dont want to make it unsafe to drive, and i really want to get this one back on the road.

If there is other options that will work in or around my price ranges please let me know, that is just what i have found with some searching, im not locked in to anything yet so i would love to hear other options too, thanks
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