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Old 06-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #11
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I think he is talking about the front differential housing. But aren't those usually offset to one side or another.
Regardless, lowering the rearend does not lower the engine any closer to the front axle. You could take the rear end completely out of the truck and sit the rear bumper on the ground and it still doesn't change the engine-front axle relationship.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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Regardless, lowering the rearend does not lower the engine any closer to the front axle. You could take the rear end completely out of the truck and sit the rear bumper on the ground and it still doesn't change the engine-front axle relationship.
I think Flabio wants to lower the whole truck because he has trouble getting in with his long flowing locks...
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #13
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I think Flabio wants to lower the whole truck because he has trouble getting in with his long flowing locks...
Might have to put a pool noodle on the axle.
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I think Flabio wants to lower the whole truck because he has trouble getting in with his long flowing locks...
"Flabio" ...

Did you really just call me Flabio?!



Laughing my tush off - my wife thinks I'm insane. Nicely done. I know I made that reference before, but hilarious to see someone else say it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #15
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"Flabio" ...

Did you really just call me Flabio?!



Laughing my tush off - my wife thinks I'm insane. Nicely done. I know I made that reference before, but hilarious to see someone else say it.
I guess long hair on a man is ok as long as he doesn't squat to pee.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #16
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I guess long hair on a man is ok as long as he doesn't squat to pee.
This may belong on the secrets thread - but I'm not against sitting to pee in some situations.
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Just did some searches and yes, it looks like you're out of luck.
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Just did some searches and yes, it looks like you're out of luck.
Any idea why/how the 4x2s are lower? Guess I should confirm that they really are..
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Any idea why/how the 4x2s are lower? Guess I should confirm that they really are..
Clearance for all the front drive train. If I was to buy a dually to just tow a fifth wheel, I would get a 2wd one. I had one. YES, I did get in situations where, mostly due to highway tires, I got stuck. But once I switched better tires, it was a lot better. Just learned not to get myself where I shouldn't go. Of course, I was younger and stupider back then.
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"Is it possible to lower the truck back down to the 4x2 height and not lose any payload capacity?"
Yes. Of course it is.
Anything can be done if there is enough money involved.
A shop could cut up the frame, change A arms, remove blocks, move spring mounts, etc and with air bags you could set it down on the frame rails.
BTW, if it is an independent front suspension the front dif housing is bolted into the frame, only the A arms move.
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