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I will be lowing the front roughly 1.5 inches today (2WD).

If I cut the bump stops in half, which part should I reuse?

The upper part (with the metal peice around it) or the bottom part (which would still fit snug on the shaft).

What have you guys been doing?

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I will be lowing the front roughly 1.5 inches today (2WD).

If I cut the bump stops in half, which part should I reuse?

The upper part (with the metal peice around it) or the bottom part (which would still fit snug on the shaft).

What have you guys been doing?

Thanks,
Brad
You made it over, Cool. I used the bottom part that fit snug. Im not sure if it is the correct one but it has been working.
 

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Yep, I made it. Thanks again for your help!

The grooves are cut, will be putting it all back together after work.

I'll post some pics later tonight after I re-adjust the rears.

Brad
 

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Well, its lowered!

Is the front camber adjustable at all? I'm taking it for an alignment in the morning.

Can they adjust anything?

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Well, its lowered!

Is the front camber adjustable at all? I'm taking it for an alignment in the morning.

Can they adjust anything?

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Brad
Yes it is all adjustable, you should not have a problem with the alignment. How does it look? put up some pics if you get a chance.
 

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What do you think?

Camber ended up at -1.2 and -1.3.

30.8 all the way around. I went lower in the back (30.0) but it bottomed out a couple times (had to cut a lot of the bumpstops so the bags would even come on). So I decided to raise it back up a tad in the rear.





 

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did you use belltech springs??

also in rear read my how to on the rear airbags. yous houdl pull the bumpstops out first then lower it.
 

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I modified the front shocks like Joe (cut a new groove using a lathe).

I did lower the rear w/o the bumpstops in (thats how I got it to sit at 30.0).

I then cut the bumpstops (cut off top 2 ribs), jacked up the rear and reinstalled them. First drive was horrible, the truck was just bearly resting on the bumpstops.

I took them out again and cut half of the "bullet" shape off the bottom (there was no more left to cut off the top). I put them back in, removed the jack and could fit 1 finger between the bumpstop and the plate.

Took it out on the road and it drove nice, not bouncy at all. It looked sick at 30.8 front and 30.0 rear.

Then, I went through an intersection and KNOCK goes the rear end...SHIT!

So I raised the rear up to 30.8 and its much better (more air in the bags). I will likely get the bags that Scott is trying out, and drop it back down to 30.0!

Norcal, maybe shocks like yours would do it as well? How do you still have short enough bumpstops installed to not sit on them yet still not bottom out? You are lower than 30.0 right? Am I missing something, did you modify the cup?

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I modified the front shocks like Joe (cut a new groove using a lathe).

I did lower the rear w/o the bump stops in (thats how I got it to sit at 30.0).

I then cut the bumpstops (cut off top 2 ribs), jacked up the rear and reinstalled them. First drive was horrible, the truck was just bearly resting on the bumpstops.

I took them out again and cut half of the "bullet" shape off the bottom (there was no more left to cut off the top). I put them back in, lowered the truck and could fit 1 finger between the bumpstop and the plate.

Took it out on the road and it drove nice, not bouncy at all. It looked sick at 30.8 front and 30.0 rear.

Then, I went through an intersection and KNOCK goes the rear end...SHIT!

So I raised it up to 30.8 and its much better (more air in the bags). I will likely get the bags that Scott is trying out, and drop it back to 30.0!

Norcal, maybe shocks like yours would do it as well? How do you still have short enough bumpstops installed to not sit on them yet still not bottom out? You are lower than 30.0 right? Am I missing something, did you modify the cup?

Thanks,
Brad
im at 28.5 front and 29 rear.

If you cut to much of the bumpstops the rears will slap before the bumpstop has time to work so you know and seems like you cut to much.

I have shocks which helped a lot and i put the info up for the airbag that airride sells because scott asked me if there is anything out there. I wanted to get them but just i have to get my transmission in and just have other things right now that are more important. I passed that info to scott and he said he will try it out and see how it goes but they should go right in. I will then talk to tony from airride to see if they can swing us a deal on the site because ive known him for years.
 

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Looks good Brad, I love the dark tint on white :coolthumb:
 

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im at 28.5 front and 29 rear.

If you cut to much of the bumpstops the rears will slap before the bumpstop has time to work so you know and seems like you cut to much.

I have shocks which helped a lot and i put the info up for the airbag that airride sells because scott asked me if there is anything out there. I wanted to get them but just i have to get my transmission in and just have other things right now that are more important. I passed that info to scott and he said he will try it out and see how it goes but they should go right in. I will then talk to tony from airride to see if they can swing us a deal on the site because ive known him for years.
I thought about putting the first two ribs back in, instead of what's in there now. It is more stiff (and just a tad longer) it may help it to not slap. It would still be harsh, but not metal to metal. I will wait to see what kind of deal you can swing on the bags!

I wish we all could call DJM and talk them in to making an 06-07 TBSS kit (just the upper arms) they would sure sell a lot of them!

Looks good Brad, I love the dark tint on white :coolthumb:
Thanks Joe for all of your help!
 

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i will have one soon.
 
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looks good will be taking my struts to a machine shop soon, i have sprongs in there now from my old 03 and they suck compared to the stock ride and dont really want to do the collers. but as soon as the coilovers come out i will be getting those as i raise and lower my truck for the seasons which takes me about an hour and with the coilovers it would be only 10-15 mon total!!
 

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Guys even if you live in snow a 1.5 inch drop isnt much of a drop at all on these. You still have more than enough ground clearance
 

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To me - an inch and a half lower is the way it should have come from the factory. If you need groud clearance (ie offroad) it isn't gonna be enough. It still has more ground clearance than most cars. Drop it and have fun.
 
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