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Old 06-22-2006, 11:40 PM
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Howdy! I have a 74 f-250 I'm turning into a street rod. I purchased a 97 ford mustang 4.6 motor and tranny complete with computer and harness to install at a later date, but now I'm focusing on the suspension. I want to lower my truck 3 inches in the front, and level the rear to match. I considered going with a mustang II front end, but my outside frame measurements are 34 inches and the mustang II factory front end is 28 on the car I looked at. Not to mention were the front end meets the frame, the mating point are on an angle. I want to keep this as simple as possible, but the only other option I have is to go with a DJM drop I-beam set for an f-100, which runs around 700 dollars plus. Does anyone know of another manufactorer that make drop beams for this style truck that are more affrodable? If anyone has any info. or better suggestions to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!

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Naa, I won't even say what I was thinking. Anyhow the twin I beam is great for heavy duty use but as you noticed the pits when you try to play custom cruiser truck with it.
Doing a Google search on dropped twin I beam axles I came up with this link among others. they say that they can drop "your" axles up to 3 inches.
http://www.roadsters.com/axles/ I checked a link on (The H.A.M.B.) and I definetly would check with them on dropping the axles.
He shows his prices on the page.

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theres an outfit i believe called DJM and another i think AIM that make dropped i beams, the AIM if i recall correctly are a round tube design that isn't too stout....

or God forbid, in all seriousness, you could swap the twin i beams for a chevy truck front end and go with good dropped spindles..... it's been done.
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Does anyone know of another manufactorer that make drop beams for this style truck that are more affrodable? If anyone has any info. or better suggestions to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
Here is what I said on the 18th when I answered your question in the one of the other threads you started.(this is the third thread you have started with the same question)

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I have a friend who put a set of djm dropped axles on his 67 f100. He said there was another company but the quality was not as good as the djm.
this is them:
http://www.truckn-store.com/product_list.asp?id=1855
Scroll down the page a little to see them.
My buddy said he saw those on a truck and was not impressed. They are cheaper though.
Hope this helps.
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Did you lose that thread?
If you click on that link it will bring you right to the AIM axles.

There was a third company called western chassis that made them but they went out of business.
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