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Old 02-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #176
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Appears to be a 5/7 drop.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #177
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #178
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #179
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #180
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #181
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #182
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #183
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #184
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #185
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #186
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Here's a quick pic of my hooptie! Just got it back on the road after a 4 month hiatus... 2.5 drop spindle, cut one coil on stock springs flip in the back stock rear hangers and no cnotch...yet lol
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:14 AM   #187
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Just finished my 77 this week.
This truck has stock 7" rally wheels with 275/60-15 tires.
Didn't want to go too low so I used the western chassis 3" drop spindles with stock springs for the front and for the rear I went the shackle and hanger route using the first hole in the shackles because the truck was already close to being level.
I think the previous owner had taken out the overload and one more leaf to level it because it doesn't have an overload leaf and it only has 6 total. I think the truck came with 8 from the factory.
For the record, removing those factory rivets was a pain in the a**!!
If I had it to do over, I would probably remove the bed to replace the hangers since bed removal is fairly easy.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #188
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

That looks perfect...Beautiful truck..No problems with 275's in the front?
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #189
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Here is mine with a little Photoshop help

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Old 10-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #190
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #191
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #192
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That looks perfect...Beautiful truck..No problems with 275's in the front?
Thanks, Rich!
I haven't drove it much since lowering it since I can't get an alignment until next week but i haven't noticed any problems with them. I've had it full lock left and right and went over some pretty good bumps that I knew of on the local roads to test it. All seems to be ok with the 275's so far.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #193
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

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Just finished my 77 this week.
This truck has stock 7" rally wheels with 275/60-15 tires.
Didn't want to go too low so I used the western chassis 3" drop spindles with stock springs for the front and for the rear I went the shackle and hanger route using the first hole in the shackles because the truck was already close to being level.
I think the previous owner had taken out the overload and one more leaf to level it because it doesn't have an overload leaf and it only has 6 total. I think the truck came with 8 from the factory.
For the record, removing those factory rivets was a pain in the a**!!
If I had it to do over, I would probably remove the bed to replace the hangers since bed removal is fairly easy.
Here are some pics

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Height differences between a stock spindle and the western chassis spindle.
wow thats a nice looking truck are all tires the same size?
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #194
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Thanks and yes, they're all the same size.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:07 AM   #195
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

My 85 with stock aluminum wheels w some astro caps
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:12 AM   #196
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #197
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

Here's mine. It's got a mcgauphy's 4.5/6 kit on it with 15X8 rally's and 275/60/15's
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #198
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Thanks and yes, they're all the same size.
Well what size are the tire? I have a 77 SWB I'm working on myself and like the fit and stance of your truck. It is beautiful!
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #199
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #200
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Thanks 07XCSBZ71
I already posted the tire and wheel sizes

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