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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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