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Old 05-17-2017, 09:45 PM   #1
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From stock to drop

Over the cold season decided it was time for a change. Went from stock look to 2 1/2 inch drop spindle and 3 inch rear spring. Also fitted with 255-70-15 tires on front and 285-70-15 on the rear. It sure was a drastic change for me because i had it at stock height for 32 years.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:49 PM   #2
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It looks really good. The stance and the tires match perfectly. Good work.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:45 AM   #3
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It's a tasteful adjustment.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:14 AM   #4
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Gives it a nice stance and those wheels/tires fill out the fender wells real nice!

32 years eh? Warning: being closer to the road while driving gives a feeling of euphoria and may affect your ability to remove the grin from your face!

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Old 05-18-2017, 10:29 AM   #5
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Looks good! Any chance you could post a pic directly facing one side? I would like to see the rake from using a 2.5/3 setup. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:46 AM   #6
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I like it. Im really on the fence with tire size. Wanting to do the "traditional" 255/275 60 15 setup but I really like the way the 31 11.50 15 sit in the rear wheel wells.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:52 AM   #7
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I really like the stance! Is that a rear leaf spring drop?
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It looks great!
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:31 PM   #9
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I really like the stance! Is that a rear leaf spring drop?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:43 PM   #10
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Looks good! Any chance you could post a pic directly facing one side? I would like to see the rake from using a 2.5/3 setup. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:50 PM   #11
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Very Nice!
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #12
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It looks really good. Actually it looked pretty good to begin with, too. ;-)
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:15 PM   #13
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Nice stance.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:37 PM   #14
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Thanks guys for the response. I do like the change.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:24 PM   #15
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I like the factory height but it looks good. Why no mirrors?
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I like the factory height but it looks good. Why no mirrors?
I have a rear view and the exterior mirrors make a protective truck cover hard to fit
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:21 AM   #17
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Re: From stock to drop

I'm tire size shopping right now (like most everyone on the board) and I was looking for something a little 'meatier' than a 275/60 15 - I think I found it.

Is that a Coker 285/70? How do you like it? That's a big ol' boy and fills up the wheel well nicely; does it stay balanced well? Edit to add - is that a 8 or 10 rim?
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I'm tire size shopping right now (like most everyone on the board) and I was looking for something a little 'meatier' than a 275/60 15 - I think I found it.

Is that a Coker 285/70? How do you like it? That's a big ol' boy and fills up the wheel well nicely; does it stay balanced well? Edit to add - is that a 8 or 10 rim?
Yes it is a Coker silvertown black wall

I used counteract balancing beads 4 oz bag and does not shake or vibrate.

15x10 rim

In the stock picture I had 275-60-15 on the rear
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