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MSCritter 02-15-2013 08:35 PM

dana ifs bagged?
 
i have a 80 f150 with a dana 44 ifs and was hoping to bag it so i could drop it to get in . i know 4x4 usually get lifted but i kinda need all wheel drive for hobbies and winter but i need to lower it to get in because of leg problems with ms. problem is i dont know alot about baggin or if it can be done with this axle. anybody able to help with some ideas

OneMoreTime 02-15-2013 10:59 PM

The bags would go in place of the coils in the front..On the rear you will need to do a 4 bar with the bags..i think it can be done..

Sam

RWENUTS 02-16-2013 08:49 AM

Hey Critter!!
I hear you about needing a 4 wheel drive and access problems. Instead of lowering the truck maybe you should look into something like this.
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MSCritter 02-16-2013 09:09 AM

i keep on meaning to check out something like this so thanks for the link. i will call them monday, i am curious if i can find a product that i can stand on and stop before it tucks in. this truck will be my first and last frame up build and being bagged is just part of the vision i have. my cognitive powers arnt what they used to be and maybe im makin to much out of trying to lower this i think ill call ride tech and see if they can tell me for sure. thanks again

RWENUTS 02-16-2013 09:26 AM

WE have a freind who uses one. THe step stays down as long as the door is open.
He luvs it. Keeps him mobile.
I'm sure you can find one that's what you want.
Happy hunting!!

MSCritter 02-16-2013 09:34 AM

i understand the 4 link rear setup and with the help of some good friends who want to see me do this truck i can do this. the front i know the bags will go in probally im just lost in the ifs setup with tire geometry and driveshaft angles

RWENUTS 02-16-2013 09:45 AM

You should go over to this site and look around. Likely someone there has done the same thing before.
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OneMoreTime 02-16-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSCritter (Post 1647044)
i understand the 4 link rear setup and with the help of some good friends who want to see me do this truck i can do this. the front i know the bags will go in probally im just lost in the ifs setup with tire geometry and driveshaft angles

I would not concern myself too much with that as most likely the truck will be lowered to allow access and then raised back up to normal ride height when driving. Look at a kneeler bus for example..the fron on those are lowered at the bus stop to allow for ingress and egress and then they lift up before driving away..the guys at the car shows drop them down on display then air the bags back up to drive home so it does work out in practice..the run boards are a great idea s well..

Sam

MSCritter 02-16-2013 11:14 AM

i am a member of fte and there wasnt much help with this idea, its kinda different who in their right mind lowers a four wheel drive, im looking for a slalom all wheel drive for wet conditions i guess, cause i know the issues of four wheel drive binding on dry pavement not saying the occassional 1/8 mile blast locked up wouldnt be fun. I was just talking to a friend who works for ford and as he explained its the twin i beam setup im getting messed up on but he thinks the setup will work as long as they make bags for the i beam and my ride height stays within a narrow margin. I was hoping i could adjust the height for fireroads one day and the boulavard the next but i guess not. Im thinkin a solid axle might be more in order for this idea. mmm maybe thats my ticket to success but would this handle corners as well. For the step i like this but i have times[months] where i just cant lift my left leg into a car even without using my arms to lift it in where my right side works fine so im not sure the step would help. The guys at work might be able to build something that would stop before it tucked in underneath then i could just drag it in. When its finally built and on the road maybe ill tackle a step project. I love the rides you guys have and your ideas keep the gears upstairs turnin, Thanks


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