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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-28-09, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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started my drop tonight...

i started the drop on my Ex tonight...

i am installing 3" front BellTech springs and 2" rear BellTech springs.

my truck originally had the airbag rear suspension. one side busted, so i am doing the drop instead of replacing the bag. i stopped tonight with one corner left up front.

i have a bad upper balljoint on the driver side, so i am gonna let the alignment shop replace that piece and install the alignment kit at the same time.

i do have a question tho. when i got in the truck to turn it around after doing the rear end, i noticed the check suspension light was on on the dash. is there a way to turn that off? fuse maybe? i hate dash lights. lol

anyway, no pics tonight, but i will get some loaded to photobucket in the morning and get them put on here.

these are some i already had...

what im working with


what im installing:




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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-29-09, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Re: started my drop tonight...

here you can see the sag i was getting in the back. this is before drop with the truck/ compressor running. if i had turned the truck off the rear would be sitting about 2-3" lower!


this is passenger side. the bag was working great over here!


location of my on board compressor switch was passenger side kick panel


front stock springs vs front BellTech 3" springs


rear installed


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Keep em coming
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Re: started my drop tonight...

finished up tonight...

got a lot of ribbing from the guys at work about how i will put a drop kit on my truck, and build a rockcrawler but want to pay someone to install the alignment kit and upper control arms. so i decided to pick some up and do it myself. went pretty smooth. all i lack now is getting the alignment done monday... gonna be tough not to cruise a lot this weekend with the new stance. :D

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next up is to try and get the truck blacked out as much as possible...

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still need to figure out how to make the "check suspension" light go off in the dash...

anyone? lol

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Super Sharp!!

Don't have a clue on the light issue.
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thanks!

i had to pull the rear shocks today. they were rattling and upon investigation i determined the metal sleeves inside the rubber shock bushings were too large for the bolt allowing the shock to move on the bolt. i had some sleeves that fit the bolts and fit inside those sleeves so now no more rattle!!

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Nice

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Looks pretty cool.
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