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Lower My Van

Hey its Tim here, i have an 83 GMC Shorty Van, i have 100 spoke wire rims on it, i need to lower the whole van about 4 inches all around, i was wondering if in the rear i could put the axle ontop of the leaf springs? or is it already, i havent looked lately, bad memory too, thx, Tim

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Deuce sometimes its hard to behave here !
I hear you ...
There may be a reason for not looking ...
Like the Van is elsewhere
or in storage
or something ...

But some questions bring out the WHY ??
in a moderator ...
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Deuce ,as they always say (its a tough job but ). You did bring up a good possibility I hadnt even considered ,just kind struck me odd.Johnny
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ok so i went and looked at the van again and the axle is under the leaf springs...can i just put the rear end ontop of the leafs?, and what about the tabs on the rear end that the leafs sit on, would it be necessary to cut them off and re weld them on if i put the axle ontop of the leafs?
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ok so i went and looked at the van again and the axle is under the leaf springs...can i just put the rear end ontop of the leafs?, and what about the tabs on the rear end that the leafs sit on, would it be necessary to cut them off and re weld them on if i put the axle ontop of the leafs?
I know on some of the Chevrolet pickup drop kits they relocate the rearend on top off the springs,I think for sure on the Duallys,I would think yes you would need to reweld the tabs,and check for correct pinion angle,it may change in the new position,hopefully someone will reply to your posting that has done this and can shed some light,good luck Johnny try this link it may help you http://www.djmsuspension.com/Product...ipBrackets.htm

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