is it possible to lower a 4x4? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
is it possible to lower a 4x4?

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.

opinions?
wide body is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Buffalo444's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Carlyle, IL
Posts: 2,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by wide body View Post
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.

opinions?
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

If any of this is wrong it will be dealt with in swift(ish) org fashion

Jason

First rig: e99 F250 CCSB 4x4 auto, white, 388k miles: traded in
Then: 02 F350 RCLB SRW 4x4 zf6, silver, 201k miles, THREW A ROD : traded to Jake
Now: 96 F350 CCLB DRW 4x2 auto, red and silver/grey, 266k miles: rusty but trusty
Buffalo444 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 12:14 PM
Super Moderator


 
LFD132's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 33
Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
08stroker250 just lowered his. Give him a shout.

[SIGPIC][SIGPIC]2013 F250 FX4
LFD132 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalo444 View Post
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

If any of this is wrong it will be dealt with in swift(ish) org fashion
i don't like the sounds of leaf deletes. i wouldn't want to lower the capabilities of the truck. my truck is a DRW, FX4,CC.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LFD132 View Post
08stroker250 just lowered his. Give him a shout.
thanx.
wide body is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 05:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Buffalo444's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Carlyle, IL
Posts: 2,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by wide body View Post
i don't like the sounds of leaf deletes. i wouldn't want to lower the capabilities of the truck. my truck is a DRW, FX4,CC.



thanx.
I was just saying there's more than one way to skin a cat and by rig type I meant year lol, that helps with telling what suspension ya got

Jason

First rig: e99 F250 CCSB 4x4 auto, white, 388k miles: traded in
Then: 02 F350 RCLB SRW 4x4 zf6, silver, 201k miles, THREW A ROD : traded to Jake
Now: 96 F350 CCLB DRW 4x2 auto, red and silver/grey, 266k miles: rusty but trusty
Buffalo444 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-09-2011, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalo444 View Post
I was just saying there's more than one way to skin a cat and by rig type I meant year lol, that helps with telling what suspension ya got
got it.....it's an '08
wide body is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-09-2011, 08:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Buffalo444's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Carlyle, IL
Posts: 2,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by wide body View Post
got it.....it's an '08
Oh, well I suspect you could just have the front coils clipped and take out the stock suspension block (if there is one, I'll look the next time I'm truck shopping ) If its not close then I think you can extend the far rear shackle for some extra lowering. No load ability lost

Jason

First rig: e99 F250 CCSB 4x4 auto, white, 388k miles: traded in
Then: 02 F350 RCLB SRW 4x4 zf6, silver, 201k miles, THREW A ROD : traded to Jake
Now: 96 F350 CCLB DRW 4x2 auto, red and silver/grey, 266k miles: rusty but trusty
Buffalo444 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome