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Lowering a '90 F350 4x2

Yep, I sold my '96 PSD and just bought a one-owner 1990 Dually Crew Cab (nope-it's not diesel...it's got a...wait for it...351). At any rate, the truck is a great project vehicle and has only 88k miles on it. It's had thousands of dollars in maintenance including an oil change every 3-5 thousand miles and all service documented (the guy handed me a folder OVER an inch thick with logs and receipts to prove the entries on it!).

At any rate, I want to drop the truck. I just ordered dream beams for the front which should drop it 3", and the hangers and shackles for the rear to lower it 4". I'm really hoping to drop it another inch at each end...which is where my question lies.

I know the majority on here lift rather than lower...and I respect that. When I own a 4x4 I would, too. However, I have always wanted a LOOOONG crew cab 8' bed dually that was lowered and I'm pleased to get this thing going. I'm thinking of cutting the front springs by one coil to drop it an inch, and removing a leaf from the back. Anybody got any ideas?

I'm not looking to make the truck unsafe-and I'm not afraid to spend money on an alternative if it's available. The reason for my post is that I've googled everything I can think of and yielded nothing more than what I have already purchased.

Any input would really be appreciated (except for flaming me for dropping the truck haha).

Thanks very much.


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