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Old 08-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #26
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Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Here's mine with a 3" CPP dropped axle and mono leafs
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:12 AM   #27
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:53 PM   #28
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Yup I am bumping a 4 year old thread!! I want to see more pics.
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:20 PM   #29
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Yup I am bumping a 4 year old thread!! I want to see more pics.
Funny - on some automotive forums they'll flame you for reviving ancient threads. Then they'll flame you if you don't do a search for old threads. You can't please everyone - or anyone. Glad this group isn't that way.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:04 PM   #30
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Funny - on some automotive forums they'll flame you for reviving ancient threads. Then they'll flame you if you don't do a search for old threads. You can't please everyone - or anyone. Glad this group isn't that way.
HAHA well the MOTO forum that I get on will have people losing their minds when someone searches for threads then comments on it. I was hoping it wouldn't be that way here. But I also don't care either lol.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:49 AM   #31
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Yup I am bumping a 4 year old thread!! I want to see more pics.
My grandaddy's 1949. Has a 3 inch drop axle (from Sid) and Posies reverse eye leafs.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:07 PM   #32
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:05 PM   #33
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3" Drop axle, 3' lowering leafs, and 2" drop blocks out back.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:54 AM   #34
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3" axle and 3" blocks from Sid's





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Old 09-19-2018, 03:14 PM   #35
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Yep, some great photos here!

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Old 09-19-2018, 03:21 PM   #37
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My grandaddy's 1949. Has a 3 inch drop axle (from Sid) and Posies reverse eye leafs.
What exact springs? How about the back. DAAAAAAMN that is exactly what I am after.

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Old 09-19-2018, 03:25 PM   #38
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Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Im curious as to how many of you really follow the whole scrub line thing?

Im about to install a 4" drop axle with 15" rims, this will be putting my axle to ground clearance at 3"

Is this too little, or what do you guys think? should i have gotten the 3" and paid $400 more for the lowering springs?

just wondering what you guys are running on what size wheels.


who else has a low axle? (lower than scrub line)
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:57 PM   #39
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I personally don't want to learn the hard way about scrub line problems, since I'm running 15" wheels and don't plan to go bigger than 15 or 16".
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:00 AM   #40
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My grandaddy's 1949. Has a 3 inch drop axle (from Sid) and Posies reverse eye leafs.
Wow, I love that truck!
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:11 AM   #41
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I personally don't want to learn the hard way about scrub line problems, since I'm running 15" wheels and don't plan to go bigger than 15 or 16".
I have a 3" dropped axle and when I mock up my old 15" wheels it looks right on the edge. Because of this I will probably look for 16". Like you I would rather not take the chance and slide down the street with no control should a wheel go flat. how is the rear scrub line with a 3" block? I have mine temp installed and it also looks like the ubolts/spring perch may contact before the wheel. Love the stance on the truck by the way and the red wheels!

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Old 12-09-2018, 12:22 AM   #42
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3" Drop axle, 3' lowering leafs, and 2" drop blocks out back.
Nice stance, can you tell me do you have 3" lowering leafs all around and can you tell me are those 15" or 16" wheels? I essentially have the same setup with lowering leafs all aournd but no wheels and cant decide if I can get away with 15s or need to go to the 16s to keep the scrub line clear on the front. With the size of wheels on the truck does the scrub line clear?
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I personally don't want to learn the hard way about scrub line problems, since I'm running 15" wheels and don't plan to go bigger than 15 or 16".
I am looking to get my springs pretty soon now, glad this thread popped back up. Does your truck have stock springs front and rear then? From what I understand you are saying it's stock springs with a 3" dropped axle and 3" lower blocks in the rear, is it that simple? It looks like it too, it looks like that is what it would have.

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3" Drop axle, 3' lowering leafs, and 2" drop blocks out back.
I haven't seen a 3" dropped leaf, 2.5 inch is the most I have seen. Do you have a link to it? So, both front and rear you have 3" lowering leaves with the 2" more in the rear with a lowering block and 3" lower in the front with the dropped axle. So theoretically it's 6" lower in the front and 5.5" lower in the rear?

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Brian,

I purchased my springs from Posies Rods and Customs but have seen them offered elsewhere. They state that they will drop more after 6 months or so and be about 3" overall. I dont have my cab or bed on but based on the reduced arch compared to the stock springs it seems to be a significant difference.

http://www.posiesrodsandcustoms.com/...truck-springs/

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Thank you so much Don, that is the stuff I need to hear. I can't wait to assemble my frame with the new springs and dropped axle and I want to have a good I idea of how it will look as I make my choices.

I don't want mine quite that low so I am thinking the three inch dropped axle and stock front springs and three inch dropped rear springs is the direction I am going. I kinda want it more than that but maybe 4" total would be a max so if there is a front spring that drops it only an inch or so that would be what I would use. Now you got me wondering if I should just get these springs and no dropped axle! 3" is not quite as much as I want but darn it, that is getting close.


But the education I am getting from you guys is priceless, thank you so much!

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I have a 4 inch drop from Sid and he advised me to run no less than 18" rims......
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