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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Smile lowering my 03 2wd dually?

I was wondering what you guys thought about ways to lower the rear end of my 03 2wd dually. The front is already lowered 4 inches and I want the rear to sit a little lower then it already does. I do not haul a lot, but do haul a few rock crawlers in the winter as well as a few boats in the summer. Other then that, not much towing at all.

What are some ways to go about doing this? shackles? bags? let me know what you have in mind!

Here is how it sits right now (the wheels are now gloss black):







Thanks for the help! I am trying to keep "cheap" in mind as well.

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You should put the black rockstars on there.
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You should put the black rockstars on there.
They have been painted gloss black...just haven't taken new pics of the truck lately...have been gloss black since the day after I bought the truck.

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Go to a trianguladed four link rear suspension with air bags instead of springs. That way you can adjust your ride height.
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If it's the same as on a 2wd then I dont think you can do much with shackles if anything, and a flip kit would drop it way too far I think. One way to lower it, if this hasn't been done already, is to take the two little blocks and the load leaf out. This would drop it about an inch and a half at least I think. I have looked for ways to lower my 2wd 2500 and can hardly find a way either, but maybe one day I'll get a little more extreme and do it a nice way. Awesome looking truck by the way!

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I used drop shackles on mine and removed one of the springs from the rear. Rides much better unloaded now. I had to get my overload flattened out a bit though because I was almost sitting on the pads. How did you lower the front?
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Only pic I can find.

I'd like to do a 4-link with bags and drop the entire truck another 3-4 inches.
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This thread is making me wanna drop a diesel... something different. But the reason all these diesels are lifted is cuz they're real trucks and being kept as trucks.

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'11 4x4 3500 MC DRW 6.7 - 55,000 miles
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