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Old 03-13-2016, 04:10 AM   #1
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I'll be lowering my frontier Tuesday with a buddy who has experience. I purchased 2" drop spindles, 3" blocks,and 4" blocks. Now my goal is get this truck as low as possible without damaging the truck. Ideally I'd like to install the spindles and crank the torsion bar about an inch lower and use the 4" blocks in the rear. He mentioned using shims to help keep the angle somewhat in line with the 4" blocks. The problem I see is the tip of the overload leaf spring is gonna be 3inches from the pavement Thanks to the the leaf tapering down. Im.wondering if I should cut the leafspring back and gain another inch of clearance? Or install 3" blocks and remove the middle leaf. How would you guys proceed?
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:09 AM   #2
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I just got done with lowering mine about 2 weeks ago. I went only torsion drop in front and I'm pretty much maxed out on them with the bump stops removed. I did 3 in blocks in rear and re drilled the hangers. I've had no issues with pinion angle and have plenty of ground clearance on the leafs. Only place that gets close to the ground on mine is the original hanger mounts that I haven't trimmed off yet.

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Nice looking truck. Pretty much what I'am aiming for.
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I had torsion only drop up front, two years later insides of the front tires were worn pretty bad. So now I got spindles to reduce camber.
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I didn't install the spindles,just torsion bar drop. Looks good though. I still have the spindles so if I wear tires I'll install them.
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I just got done with lowering mine about 2 weeks ago. I went only torsion drop in front and I'm pretty much maxed out on them with the bump stops removed. I did 3 in blocks in rear and re drilled the hangers. I've had no issues with pinion angle and have plenty of ground clearance on the leafs. Only place that gets close to the ground on mine is the original hanger mounts that I haven't trimmed off yet.

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Can you provide more details on what you used for the front? Did you only do torsion bar? Did you use pinto shocks or did you keep stock size shocks? I am very new to this and i want to make sure i do it without damaging my truck while keeping it cost effective.

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:58 PM   #7
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I am very new to this and i want to make sure i do it without damaging my truck while keeping it cost effective.
I'd recommend spending the money up front for drop spindles, unless you're ready to rotate your tires often due to the insides of the front tires wearing down due to camber.
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