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Have to lower truck ASAP

I have to lower my truck because of back problems and my wife has a lot of trouble trying to get in the truck. The truck has a custom 12-inch lift on it. I want to go down to a 4-inch or 6 inch lift depending on what is feasible and can be done fairly easily. I have been doing some research, but need different opinions. What is the best way to lower the truck?

For a 4-inch lift that would mean that, I need to come down 8 inches. Does that mean that I would need the stock hangers and shackles and could still use a 4-inch lift leaf spring?

For a 6 inch lift I would have to come down 6 inches. Does that mean I have to use the stock hangers and shackles and can use a 6-inch lift leaf spring or 4-inch lift leaf spring with 2-inch hanger and shackles?

What is the best possible way to lower my truck?

Currently my truck has a custom 12-inch lift on 40X15.5X22 Nitto mud grapplers on 22-inch rims. Attached is what the truck looks liek to get a better visual. Please help. Thanks.

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STOP Using the word CUSTOM so much.
So what you are saying is your truck has a 12 inch lift and you need to lower it 6 or 8 inches and what is the easiest and fastest way to do it as far as a complete kit?

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STOP Using the word CUSTOM so much.
So what you are saying is your truck has a 12 inch lift and you need to lower it 6 or 8 inches and what is the easiest and fastest way to do it as far as a complete kit?
What crawled up your *** and died? He said custom twice. Get over it.


Big red, I bet you could easily find somebody who would want to swap you lifts. That would be the cheapest way to go about this.

Hey bilabuc, did you know he has a CUSTOM lift?

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What crawled up your *** and died? He said custom twice. Get over it.


Big red, I bet you could easily find somebody who would want to swap you lifts. That would be the cheapest way to go about this.

Hey bilabuc, did you know he has a CUSTOM lift?
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It depends on what sort of lift it is. If it's all spring, you'll need new leaf springs. If it has blocks in the rear, We need to know how tall they are. Shackles in the front, or? More pictures of the actual suspension would help.

In addition, you need a different pitman arm, track bar bracket, and possibly track bar. If the truck has crossover steering, you'll need to replace that with OEM parts, as crossover doesn't work with a 4" lift. we need more pictures. Then, I'll tell you EXACTLY what is required.



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It depends on what sort of lift it is. If it's all spring, you'll need new leaf springs. If it has blocks in the rear, We need to know how tall they are. Shackles in the front, or? More pictures of the actual suspension would help.

In addition, you need a different pitman arm, track bar bracket, and possibly track bar. If the truck has crossover steering, you'll need to replace that with OEM parts, as crossover doesn't work with a 4" lift. we need more pictures. Then, I'll tell you EXACTLY what is required.
Like he said, it depends on how they achieved the 12"s of lift. Hmm, trading may be fun. I have a 6" lift.

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If it wasn't "custom" and you knew the manufacturer I'd tell you exactly what is required. I can't until I actually see the suspension.



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I will post up some more pictures soon (either tonight or tomorrow).

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