Late Model Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen. These helpful kits come with all the front and rear lowering components that might be needed to alter a car's ride height such as axle locators and plates, U-bolts, shock extenders, frame supports, and many more. Shackles are very easy to install as well, requiring minimal tools and time. Back in the days when information isn't as widely-available in the internet as it is now, car enthusiasts who want to lower their vehicle have no other choice but to refer to magazines that are filled with advertisements that don't actually help them get the job done. Every one of these components is computer-tested to ensure a consistent drop. I then removed the leaf springs completely. Good luck with the cutting and lower control arm installation.
This prevents vibrations, and even breakage in the long run. There are only two bolts holding each in, but make sure the axle is supported while removing. Let me know what you do and send some pictures, there are a lot of guys who would like to know how to lower these full size vans! I have got to say it has truly amazed me how well the truck rides and drives! The two bolts also have to be taken out to remove the caliper assembly. Lowering springs are the easiest way to lower your Super Duty a few inches. You can typically mix these with a flip-kit to go even lower in the rear of your F-250 or Super Duty. The lifting hanger is then installed. Whether you just like the look of a slammed truck who doesn't? Using the Calmax lower control arms will give you about 3.
Let me know how you do! The problem is, what if you are into performance lowered trucks? Don't kid yourself into thinking it's the best of the best, but they still make safe, reasonably priced, and for the most part quality kits. One of the lower ball joins has the greese fittings snapped off, but that can be replaced. Two pairs of lowering springs. I have had no problems. Unbolt and remove the calipers from stock I beams. The company also offers these control arms in lower and upper types for both driver- and passenger-side applications. This allows the installer to adjust the pinion angle to prevent rear end vibration.
If the opinions of strangers on the internet matter to you, know that lowering a Super Duty is generally frowned upon, not because it's not functional, but because it's a faux pas. He then removes both center bolts holding the leaf spring pack together. The bolts for the top plate to the flip kit are installed but not tightened. With everything bolted up tight, reinstall your shocks. This is how it is on nbs trucks but I'm not sure on nnbs. Fountain The look of a lowered truck is coveted by many street enthusiasts.
I think I have 20+ hours invested in mine with the drop and cutting and Dynomax exhaust and belt filters fluids brakes suspension etc and I had even a hoist to work with. All these options definitely make it easier for car owners to find the right type of control arm for their lowering needs. Since I was removing my radius arms, I replaced the radius arm bushings and installed new heat shields. First, raise the front of the truck with it supported by the frame. The top of the spring must be removed before you can unbolt the coil from the I Beam. After adjusting the pinion angle, our installer tightens the U-bolts and top plates to lock the whole assembly together. Lowering trucks has been a popular modification for decades, mainly because they just look great.
This kit provided me with the perfect stance, front end alignment was a breeze, and the quality of the products is amazing! Are you able to get a good alignment now? But, not all the bed braces are located in the same place and sometimes they get in the way of shackles or spring eye hangers! The G-van is seriously low and gets all kinds of looks and comments, some of them good! Roush is a registered trademark of Roush Enterprises Inc. I will say that at that ride height you may introduce some bottoming out of the suspension on bad roads but under normal driving you should be ok! Probably need to be replaced anyway! You will have to be creative on the rear! I will be changing top and lower arms so curious what spindles I should get or if the ones I have will still work considering the arms will also drop the front end. The coil springs have to be removed also. You may have to do some modifications to get the rear down where you want. It took me two hours to drop the rear of my truck, and seven for the front. With the install of the longer shackles in the rear, was the bed rail under the bed required to be trimmed just above the shackle? Brandon, Since the control arms are factory, the drop came from the spindle or coil springs or both. The flip kit is mostly the same.
Never reuse clips or pins. I emailed them about the ruined rear bump stop and they sent me a new one. Just a little back ground. You will probably have to be creative in the rear. The stock ride height of the 2004 Ford F150 4x4 measured from the center of the wheel to the lip of the fender registered 34. The heater hose trick is simply buying a couple of feet of heater hose the thick walled, reinforced hose that runs from the block though the firewall to the heater core under the dash and cutting to length so you can make a spring shim. This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 and Super.
How am I supposed to get out of this ditch!? Keeping all four tires on the ground is important for safety, and in this video we show you how to tell when your shocks or struts are no longer doing their jobs. Wish there were more on the old trucks. Install the grease fittings and add grease until it leaks out of the bushing. I am guessing here, but it gives you a place to start from. I cannot guarantee they will hold up since I do not have air bags yet.
The kit comes with a new bolt and nut. These components absolutely satisfy the demands of enthusiasts who want to push the lowering capacities of their vehicles. Are control arms a arms to me not a good way to lower your front end? The flip kit seems to lower more on a van than on a pick up, must be the thickness of the leaf spring pack. Here's the finished bracket ready to accept the factory leaf spring. Are the suspension components interchangeable between the third gen C-series and the third gen G-series vans? After loosening the lower ball joint nut and removing the spindle, the lower control arm is removed. Mark Mark, I am not aware of having to notch a bed brace on C-10 stepside but if it is in the way then you would have to provide enough relief for the shackle to pivot. I am not sure which spindle if you want to use spindles would be the right one.
Undo the tie rods from where they mount to the brake assembly. But am having a hard time finding parts for it will a c10 suspension work and also want to upgrade da brakes please give me a lead to were i can start looking will apreciate a responce. What is the best combination for the front? The carrier bearing is located in the middle of the two drive shafts. There is a pin in the bottom bolt holding the caliper to the I beam. Good Luck and send us a picture from Nuevo Leon! Just make sure to know what you're getting into before you do it. Here is a link to the , look at your hangers to see if you think they might work for you.