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post #1 of 84 Old 10-21-2007, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Going...down?

So. I came upon a new idea. I've been seeing a recent wave of trucks our size (250 series+ trucks) that are lowered. Now I'm not saying drop it on the ground, but sit it RIGHT above the tires, so the wheel wells are perfect fitting on the tires. I've ALWAYS stood by a rule I made up: trucks UP cars DOWN. As in lift a truck, lower a car. buuuut here's my new reasons.
-it's different than the rest
-run a stock tire and get better track times doing so
-custom, with a twist.

I was thinking of getting 22" wheels and running the 31" (stock size) tires and seeing what it would take to get it to sit on the tires, sit level, and sit without turning issues. I guess I'm going after what the Innovative Diesel truck looks like, the white truck. It looked SO awesome looking!! I think I could achieve that with my rig.
-the innovative rig for reference


What do you all think?
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post #2 of 84 Old 10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
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Would definitely help at the track. Lowered, closer to stock or stock tires and a nice and tight fit and finish. Would cut down on drag and be more aerodynamic, IMO.

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Thats why I don't like lifted trucks... for all those reasons you mentioned

I actually want to lower the rear of my truck to make it sit level, but lower... All the drving I do is on the highway and that would help with mileage!
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Yeah with diesel prices only going up my truck is going to stay stock with the suspension other then maybe a level kit.

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we need to come with some sort of ALL WHEEL DRIVE platform. what does ford offer with this type of arrangement that would allow us to swap in a powerstroke and have a bad *** street vehicle without traction problems.
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Can you imagine a stroke in a rally car

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too much weight for a rally car probably since they get airborne a lot..
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umm... aren't the fusions awd??? I think some of their vans are..

haha, yah, that would nose dive a bit
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too much weight for a rally car probably since they get airborne a lot..
Well yeah but we are dreaming here aren't we

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oh yeah .. someone wake me ~
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