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Old 07-19-2011, 08:04 PM
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Hi guys, i have a 76 F100 stock supension looking at lowering it around 1 to 2 in, looking at doing it right. What would be the best way?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:26 PM
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76 F150 would be twin I-beams, to do it right would be new dropped I-beams...$$
Altering or replacing the springs causes camber issues.
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Thanks also looking at making it a street strip truck, so I don't want to slam it, how would I do the rear for the drag strip
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"Flip your rear axle". You can buy different size lowering blocks that will fit the underside of your axle. If you're going 2" in the front, I would recommend a lowering block with virtually no drop. This will allow your springs to rest against the underside of your axle, and will provide a fairly level stance. Too much drop will give you a tail dragger.

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"Flip your rear axle". You can buy different size lowering blocks that will fit the underside of your axle. If you're going 2" in the front, I would recommend a lowering block with virtually no drop. This will allow your springs to rest against the underside of your axle, and will provide a fairly level stance. Too much drop will give you a tail dragger.

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Dont know about a 76, but with my 65 there isn't enough room to flip the axle. I am going to build longer rear shackles and relocate the forward hangers to lower the rear of my truck. As to the front, you can install drop beams, but what I plan for my truck is to re-drill the inner pivots as high as possible (about 3/4"), and adjust the front spring down until I am happy with the camber. I suspect I can get about 1 1/2"-2" doing it this way. NASCAR weight jacks on the spring pockets would work well for this application.

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With your F100 springs, you can cut 1.5 coils and you should be fine, if you have a alignment shop that can bend your beams in place or cold bend them, you can cut 2 full coils and trim the snubbers a bit....prob give you over 2 inches.

First do the 1.5 coils and see how you like it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:30 AM
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Thanks for all The help the drop ibeams I was looking at are about 500 bucks is that about what they cost.
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Yes,in that price range, search ebay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...item53e836d3ef

or Summit, it's an easy install plus you can still cut the coils for more drop.
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