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Old 04-27-2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default What’s the best way to get this thing lower

So far 3inch blocks and cranked down torsion bars. It sits too high
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:35 AM   #2
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The best (little more costly) method of lowering a D21 is to get drop spindles in the front and either drop blocks or drop springs in the rear. This will only result in around 3” drop. If you have already done 3” drop blocks and still think it sits too high your going to need to invest a bit more time and money.

In the front you can also lower the torsion bars some but remember they might not be able to set your camber angle correctly for alignment so tire replacement will happen faster. The other option in the front is also get dropped lower control arms. I would get new lower ball joints installed and they need to be pressed in (I don’t have a press so I had to pay to get this done). If you run the drop spindles and lower control arms at the same time I doubt you will still feel your too high but your rims may not fit on the truck anymore. I think 17” rims and above fit fine but this is true trial and error for the wheels you have.

The rear to get lower I would get some drop leaf springs and use angled blocks. I don’t like going over 3” blocks but they do make 4” blocks. Lowering your truck this much you might need your driveshaft modified so you don’t eat a carrier bearing in the first 50 ft. With the lowered springs you will need new rear shocks reguardless if you run the drop blocks or not. As a last piece of advice, NEVER...NEVER stack drop blocks. This is an accident waiting to happen.
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