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3/5 drop.. any thoughts? anyone installed one?

Lowering Kit 3-5" - 99-07 Ford F250/350 SuperDuty

Check it out. Probably about to order it

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Why would you want to lower that truck, I know because they are so tall!






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My advice, get just the beams from that kit. Do a flip kit on the rear. Unless you like the nosedive look!
I don't care what crap they tell you that will only lower the rear 2.5". It is already 3" taller than the front.
If you want it level, your options are 3" beams/2.5" shackles and hangers, take out 2 rear leaves. Or, 3" beams, 1" front springs? 6.5 flip kit.
On my last truck I did the later (before really getting it low 7"/10"). Now on my Excursion I am just getting ready to get it down. It will be 4"/6.5"

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I was actually thinking aboutbdoing beams in front with some drop springs as well. Then doing the rear to match it level. So would be a 5/7 or 5/8 total... Can u or have u heard oof ppl putting the front 2 inch springs with the 3 inch lowering beams before?

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Do u have pics of your truck with the 7/10? Or anything close to that?? So I can get an idea of where it sits. I dont have really a reference to judge from because i havent really seen any lowered before. Also how big of a PITA is it to change the beams in the front? I heard it deserves some cuss words in the process

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IPtrans upgraded rebuild with high output front pump, Triple disk converter
Clarion 7 inch screen, 2 12" Kicker CVR 12s, Smoked 07 Projectors with HIDs and LEDs, Smoked LED Tails, Billet grill

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I don't have much time because I am on break from work. Front beams are not to hard. only a couple of big bolts. It takes about 2 hours to do by youself on the ground at home. When I first had mine done (before taking them back out myself to modify) it took a tire & brake shop 45 minutes. They charged me $50.

2" springs will get you into to much negative camber to adjust out. If you do go that far you will be doing one of 3 things: Eating off tires. Having to bend the beams to get it right. Or what I did, Cut the beams at the top open up the cut and weld it back together.

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Ok... Thanks for info. Not many ppl have lowered them that I can talk to. Just trying to get a plan of attack before I buy stuff. 3/5 wont be enough. Already decided on flip kit for rear, I just need to decide how to do the front but i dont really wanna cut the dream beams and risk destroying them

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IPtrans upgraded rebuild with high output front pump, Triple disk converter
Clarion 7 inch screen, 2 12" Kicker CVR 12s, Smoked 07 Projectors with HIDs and LEDs, Smoked LED Tails, Billet grill

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Well technically you could be at 5" in the front with 2" springs and 3" I-beams. And a flip or de-arched springs for the rear. Here is my single cab with a 3/5 kit on it. The djm/suspension maxx beams are very nice. Especially if you want to do air ride later on down the line.


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Ya. I was wanting to do the beams and 2 inch springs but I don't want it to make my camber off. I've also seen where they have 3 inch drop springs for the front. But it seems that putting that low of a spring with the stock beam or dreambeam will really make camber off?

On the pic of your SWB that's just the 3/5 kit from djm with 20s? That's a nice stance EF 4x4

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Ya. I was wanting to do the beams and 2 inch springs but I don't want it to make my camber off. I've also seen where they have 3 inch drop springs for the front. But it seems that putting that low of a spring with the stock beam or dreambeam will really make camber off?

On the pic of your SWB that's just the 3/5 kit from djm with 20s? That's a nice stance EF 4x4
Yeah that is a 3/5 kit with 295/45's.

And the camber is going to be off when you install the beams anyway. I wouldn't go past a 2" spring with the drop beams. Either way you go, you will need different degree alignment cams. Get a good shop to align it and you will be golden.


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Just talked to djmsuspension.... Said for sure ill be ok with 1 inch springs. Probably good with 2 inches and beams. I worked at a ford dealership in the tech shop so hopefully ill get a good deal on alignment since I know the guys. Looks like I'm goin beams, 2 inch springs, flip kit in rear, and maybe remove a leaf depending... They make camber inserts up to 3.5 degrees so I think I'm good... Gonna be a cpl months though but I'm sure ill post pics

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Lifted heads on old motor with stage 2s and D66
Now stock, 6637 intake, 5 inch straight pipe, DPTuner, Black CPS, PMT1, Gauges
IPtrans upgraded rebuild with high output front pump, Triple disk converter
Clarion 7 inch screen, 2 12" Kicker CVR 12s, Smoked 07 Projectors with HIDs and LEDs, Smoked LED Tails, Billet grill

350k miles and goin strong!

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