Originally Posted by wide body
i'm not familiar at all with lowering a truck. it seems that all of the trucks that i see that are lowered are all 2 wheel drive rigs. can a 4x4 be lowered? i REALLY like lowered duallys, but i need a 4 wheel drive from time to time so i went that route. what are the pros/cons of dropping a truck? i'm assuming, if done properly, there wouldn't be any changes to pulling or payload capability? does ride quality change? what companies would carry such a system? i'm not necessarily asking about putting it in the weeds, just bring it down a few inches and level it out. i don't know that i would actually do it because i like being able to see over most other vehicles, but it's an option.
IMHO lowering a truck is only "useful" if it sees no more use than a car. A 4x4 can be lowered, weather its via leaf deletes, coil clips, shackle flips, etc. What kinda rig you got? that would help in determining the how. Pro I suppose are being able to get in and out easier, load easier, have more cab clearance. Con's are your lower, have less ground clearance, less suspension travel, more than likely lower effective payload. If you do it right (say with air bags, actual suspension bags not those hoopdie leveling bags for like 1/3 the cost) you should be able to haul and carry just as much. The cheepo route not so much. If you're just trying to lower level your dually, not raise level it, I'd just delete the stock rear suspension block. IMO
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