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« on: May 16, 2018, 09:33:25 PM »
Hey guys, I know I talked to a couple of you out at parker (aquaholic) but I know a few other guys have dropped duallys as well. I found a decent 99 for a decent price. Needs some cosmetic work but seems pretty sound mechanically. I want to do a 5/7 drop on it, but I want to do it right. C notch and boxed frame, helper bags in the rear. What am I looking at cost wise to have this done, and where is a reputable place to have it done. Just want to price things out before buying it. Also, any input on common things to look for. Thanks in advance guys.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 12:05:33 AM »
Nice looking truck! Have always wanted one. Been a long time since iv had stuff like that done, hopefully someone chimes in soon. Good luck and post pics when done!

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 05:56:57 AM »
I had a 93. The drop was done before I purchased it. But bell tech still makes the 5/7 drop.


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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 05:57:35 AM »
I had a 93. The drop was done before I purchased it. But bell tech still makes the 5/7 drop.


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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 06:30:44 AM »



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I love that stance, good looking truck right there. I've found the kits for like $700, I can do the front spindles and coils, it's the cutting the frame and adding in the c notch that I'm a little iffy on doing myself. I know the bracket is a bolt in item but I'd like to have the frame boxed as well.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 08:59:44 PM »
x2 as above kits arenít that bad for those years but itís 90ís technology.   Do some research and look for a full tubular upper and lower a-arm deal with coil over shocks in the front might be a lil bit o coin but prolly worth it. the front ends are so heavy when lowering them there isnít much travel.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 10:19:40 PM »
x2 as above kits arenít that bad for those years but itís 90ís technology.   Do some research and look for a full tubular upper and lower a-arm deal with coil over shocks in the front might be a lil bit o coin but prolly worth it. the front ends are so heavy when lowering them there isnít much travel.
I've seen some very cool setups for the rear tube frame and coilovers but not the front, I'll have to look into that. Thanks.

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 08:59:37 AM »
I've seen some very cool setups for the rear tube frame and coilovers but not the front, I'll have to look into that. Thanks.

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Look up Michigan metal works. They make arms for the 3500.


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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 11:07:20 AM »
Look up Michigan metal works. They make arms for the 3500.


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Right on...... thank you.

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 10:29:13 PM »
I had a 93. The drop was done before I purchased it. But bell tech still makes the 5/7 drop.


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Do you remember what size tires you were running? I need to go get tires but dont want them to be too big once I drop it. It's already dropped 2/4 a d seems like it has plenty of room. Right now is has LT225/75R16s

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 10:57:35 PM »
Man, I want one!!!

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 07:10:13 AM »
Do you remember what size tires you were running? I need to go get tires but dont want them to be too big once I drop it. It's already dropped 2/4 a d seems like it has plenty of room. Right now is has LT225/75R16s

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I donít. But I believe they were the same as you mentioned. I had no problems with clearances.


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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 07:53:34 AM »
My 86 has 225/70R16's on on Alcoas

5/7 drop, C notched, spindles, springs etc, and no clearance issues, definitely in the weeds.

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2018, 11:03:06 AM »
same combo on my 93.

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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 04:15:10 PM »
My 86 has 225/70R16's on on Alcoas

5/7 drop, C notched, spindles, springs etc, and no clearance issues, definitely in the weeds.

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Your 225/70R16s, are they LT tires or did you just get regular tires???

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 06:42:47 PM »
We ran 60s when we bagged them back in the days.


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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2018, 07:58:43 PM »
We ran 60s when we bagged them back in the days.


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Yeah I'm good with running a lower profile tire but in the winter time I do plan on towing my toyhauler so, I'm thinking I'd like to stay with the 222/75 but, not sure if they are going to rub. It's getting dropped on Wednesday (beltech 5/7 with a c notch)

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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2018, 06:58:04 PM »
They will are probably only run when you turn


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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2018, 06:05:03 PM »
Your 225/70R16s, are they LT tires or did you just get regular tires???

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LT's if I remember right.
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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2018, 06:27:18 PM »
Its has LTs on it now. But the smallest I can find in LTs is the stock size unless you want an all terrain tire. I think the 225/75 should fit ok though. I dont think they will rub. It gets dropped tomorrow. I'll keep the stock tires on it and if they dont rub, I'll replace them with the same.

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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2018, 12:30:18 AM »
Check Cooper tires. They had a performance style tire in that 70 series Lt1 tires.

Praise the lowered.

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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2018, 01:33:10 PM »
Check Cooper tires. They had a performance style tire in that 70 series Lt1 tires.

Praise the lowered.

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Ok cool. Thank you. I pick it up today from the shop. I'll see the the stock size looks and fits (rubbing) and I'll also look into the Cooper tires. Thanks again.

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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2018, 07:45:32 PM »
Okay letís see the after pics!!!


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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2018, 03:32:34 AM »
I have bridgstone dueller 225-70r-16s on my turd. I'll take a pic of them if you want,  they're an lt, or ht whatever they call them!!  Lol

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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2018, 08:09:13 AM »
I have bridgstone dueller 225-70r-16s on my turd. I'll take a pic of them if you want,  they're an lt, or ht whatever they call them!!  Lol

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