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Old 07-13-2005, 08:29 PM
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OK this is Prolly obvious.....BUT ???

How do you determine the amount of drop you want for a given ride height? I see front axles from 0 to 6" of drop. How do I determine this , Thanks to all!

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Old 07-14-2005, 10:25 AM
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Many things determine the max drop you can run. When talking solid axles. Type of car is one. The biggest is. What obstructions are in the way?. Will the tie rods clear frame and other suspension pieces? What kind of mods have to be done to steering and suspension parts.

Generally speaking a 3" drop will not take a lot of extra modification. More than that will require heating, bending, tie tod/arm reversal and custom made components.

Unless you are doing a "T" bucket or something with a "Suicide" front axle. Then you run a front tie rod and the other parts can be bent/modified to run major drops. 4-6".
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:12 PM
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HELP? I am ready to order my axle kit.What do I buy? How much drop? I want to be pretty Looow. Thanks to all !
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:04 PM
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If it's a 2 wheel drive truck, then the ride height in the rear will be about 2" higher than the front to compensate for load weight. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:48 PM
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It would help if you told us what kind of vehicle you are putting the dropped axle under. Also what size tires and wheels you will be using. Most hotrods that are street driven do not go more than a 4 in. drop on the axle. Like one of the other guys said if you go over that you have a lot of mods and problems to work out on your steering etc.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:09 PM
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Ok quick question PLease......
Does anyone know of a solid I Beam front axle that is of 4 link design with a spring behind ? I am pretty sure this is what I want in a 2" to 4" drop. Helllpppppppppppppppp!!

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Ok speedway part #913-39022 should do you..4bar with 4"drop and spring behind for ford spindles..

If you have to have a I beam you will need to call speedway for that..that is a setup for early T"s and A's...

I would reccommend that you get the speedway catalog sent to you if you are building that kind of car..

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