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Thread: Lowering the front....lower control arm ?
rotarydave2006


Revvin Up
Posts: 53
posted January 12, 2014 02:28 PM

Lowering the front....lower control arm ?

I know most people cut springs or use the coilovers offered here.
I know that by cutting springs makes it more of an uncomfortable ride especially if you try going real low.
I have no experience with the coilovers since I never been on a repu with them installed.
So I have read somewhere of people modifying there lower control arm,deepening the coil spring pocket so that it lowers the truck without sacrificing ride quality...is that a good idea or bad idea?if its a good idea I'm willing to try this out and use my truck as the guinea pig.seems as though a lot of guys with mini trucks or even full size trucks do this or buy aftermarket control arms that offer that.

What are you guy,s thought on this.

       
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Brad


Rotorhead
Posts: 1665
posted January 13, 2014 09:49 AM

quote:
I know most people cut springs or use the coilovers offered here.
I know that by cutting springs makes it more of an uncomfortable ride especially if you try going real low.
I have no experience with the coilovers since I never been on a repu with them installed.
So I have read somewhere of people modifying there lower control arm,deepening the coil spring pocket so that it lowers the truck without sacrificing ride quality...is that a good idea or bad idea?if its a good idea I'm willing to try this out and use my truck as the guinea pig.seems as though a lot of guys with mini trucks or even full size trucks do this or buy aftermarket control arms that offer that.

What are you guy,s thought on this.


It's been done and you get to keep the stock a-arm angles, suspension travel length, tie rod height and geometry overall. But no adjust-ability, and ground clearance decreases.

Coilovers ride like stock.

       
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