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Old 02-15-2013, 12:21 PM
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Lowered 4x4s

I'd like to see some pics of any lowered 4x4 6.0s out there. I know that we can't lower it as much as the 4x2 fellas, but I was just curious as to what you guys have and also what tire size you're running. My truck will be lowered whenever I do the shortbed conversion, however I'd like to see what all setups people have ran.

Also, for the sake of only keeping this to one thread, if anyone has pictures of a roll pan on the back of their truck instead of a bumper - that'd be welcome too. Thanks guys!
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:30 PM
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i don't know of anyone who lowered their trucks on here.. kinda kills part of the reason for owning a truck
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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i don't know of anyone who lowered their trucks on here.. kinda kills part of the reason for owning a truck
There are tons of people who have lowered their trucks on here. Most of the trucks though (I believe) are only 2WD, I'm not sure I've seen any 4WD trucks that have been lowered, which is why I started the thread. Joe and Kenny are probably the two more popular guys on here who have had lowered trucks. Joe had a lowered RCSB and Kenny has a lowered Dually.

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I didn't buy my truck to go off-roading, nor haul anything, etc... I bought it as a DD and to make tons of horsepower out of. I like the idea that I can use the bed for transporting large items I may buy from stores (such as furniture) but other than that, I will never tow anything.
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There are tons of people who have lowered their trucks on here. Most of the trucks though (I believe) are only 2WD, I'm not sure I've seen any 4WD trucks that have been lowered, which is why I started the thread. Joe and Kenny are probably the two more popular guys on here who have had lowered trucks. Joe had a lowered RCSB and Kenny has a lowered Dually.

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I didn't buy my truck to go off-roading, nor haul anything, etc... I bought it as a DD and to make tons of horsepower out of. I like the idea that I can use the bed for transporting large items I may buy from stores (such as furniture) but other than that, I will never tow anything.
i meant 4x4 trucks.. i knew about Kenny's truck.. never seen joe's.. but why would you want to lower a 4x4 truck? can't have fun offroad with lowered truck... kinda ruins part of the point of having 4x4 (other part is for snow/bad weather)
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:44 AM
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Well.... the plan for my truck, is to do the shortbed conversion - then stuff an 800rwhp Cummins in it. I don't think having it 2WD is going to be very helpful.
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Well.... the plan for my truck, is to do the shortbed conversion - then stuff an 800rwhp Cummins in it. I don't think having it 2WD is going to be very helpful.
oh i see, someone is making a race truck are they! this i wanna see but why a cummins and not build up the engine already in the truck?
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Hello.

I've lowered my 4x4 about 2 inches. All I could do was swap the factory rear 4 inch lift blocks with the 2 inch lift blocks from an F250. I could not find any other kit or anything for lowering.

The reason I lowered the truck was to haul a 5th wheel trailer. The factory height put all of the weight on the back axle of the 5th wheel, and got dangerously close to hitting the bedrails on the trailer while traversing mountain roads. The picture in my sig shows the truck already lowered, but still looks basically stock.
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your front axle and oil pan will be your nemesis
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oh i see, someone is making a race truck are they! this i wanna see but why a cummins and not build up the engine already in the truck?
Yeah, we'll see about the race truck. It's going to be a long build. First the exterior (shortbed conversion, hood, paint, etc), then the interior (Lariat trim upgrade over the XLT), then the engine.

Thinking that it's going to take about a year to get the engine and all of that worked out. I'm estimating about $8k for the conversion for a stock common rail - including the engine. I'll keep my ZF6 tranny, I love that thing.

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your front axle and oil pan will be your nemesis
Yes.... yes they will. I was just outside looking at them. I think I'll be able to lower the front by about 2"... we'll see. The goal, is to be able to lower the truck enough to where I feel I can take off the step side. Right now, the truck sits "just" high enough to where I feel that I need it.
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Hmm there is a guy on here who took his ccsb that was on like 40s thats a 4x4 and dropped it. Dont take my word on this but if I recall right for a 2005-2007 take 5.4 springs for the front then remove the stock lift blocks in the rear i will look into it again. Most people that ive seen run 20s with 305/55/20. Good set of tires is nitto 420s killer price on them like 800-900 shipped closer to 800 i believe
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