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bumpin_blazer
05-27-2006, 03:01 PM
Ok so i'm saving for rims and putting performance aside for a few months on my dakota. the new rim's i'm going to get later this summer are a 29.7" diameter after the tire and that's smaller than the tires i have now so i need the gap smaller. anyway, if ya wanted to know, these are the rims i'm getting : http://superbuytires.com/Boss/Type%20313/ in the black. anyway, i'm thinking i might lower the truck 2" in front and 2" in back or 2" in front and 4" in back. I'm wondering what i should use to do it and if it would be gay or look tight.

Thanks in advance.

bimma85
05-27-2006, 03:04 PM
if anything, a truck should be jacked up
:word: :iagree:

oxsign
05-27-2006, 03:45 PM
Nope, put it on the ground. FTW :naughty: :D If you can find a 2"/3" drop, that would work good. :cool:

revrider1
05-27-2006, 03:46 PM
Slam the biotch to the ground, FTW

IrTehL33T@DBeez
05-27-2006, 03:46 PM
why did you decide to go with a smaller overall rolling diameter?

personally i think a smaller than factory size is gonna look so small in the wheel well, whether its stock height or lowered

Prowler573
05-27-2006, 03:52 PM
Dropping a turck, the gay or FTW?

I guess it will depend on the Turk in question and whether or not he or she takes offense to being dropped. Are we talking about on their head or what? ;)

bumpin_blazer
05-27-2006, 03:52 PM
20" chrome rim's won't exactly make it look smaller. and i can't get bigger as they won't fit. the truck is a dodge dakota, jacking up a dakota= the gay. lowering it to the ground= the gay. i don't want it so low that when i put the r/t engine in this year, and put a supercharger in later this year i lose control. that's why i'm lowering it, guess i should have been more clear on the details lol.

the factory size is a 30" tire, the one's i have on now are just 1 size up. if i lower the truck it'll make the wheel well look smaller that's why i'm wanting to do it aside from the added performance handling i'll get with a slight drop.

Alpine CDA-9815
05-27-2006, 03:54 PM
Drop it. Go with a 2/4 drop or whatever will level out the truck front/rear :)

revrider1
05-27-2006, 03:55 PM
Id say a 2" in front and 3" in the rear, if you just want a nice stance.

bumpin_blazer
05-27-2006, 03:56 PM
any idea's what kit/parts to use? i've never looked into it, i've found a few kits for the truck but it brings it 2/4 and i'm not sure i want the rear lowered that much that's the problem.

last question, what all do i need and preferred brands of peeps who have done this.

revrider1
05-27-2006, 04:00 PM
I use Belltech parts to lower my truck.

9512ds
05-27-2006, 04:06 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/286000-286999/286509_55_full.jpg

9512ds
05-27-2006, 04:12 PM
i think s-10s and dakota look way better dropped and then bigger trucks like older rams and silverados look better lifted.

new rams and silverados and f-150s are to styled to look very good lifted anymore i think with exceptions like bri's truck. that thing is incredible

jimmclrk1
05-27-2006, 04:12 PM
FTW ;)

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1284/img09587pf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

9512ds
05-27-2006, 04:13 PM
FTW ;)

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1284/img09587pf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


and you posted that donks are stupid...:eyebrow:

jimmclrk1
05-27-2006, 04:15 PM
and you posted that donks are stupid...:eyebrow:


What does that mean?

DaGh0st
05-27-2006, 04:16 PM
bag it FTW

9512ds
05-27-2006, 04:21 PM
What does that mean?

a donk is the title given to a vehcile that is lifted and put on excessively large rims as in the vehicle on www.eastcoastryders.com

NJAV1
05-27-2006, 04:24 PM
I would have lifted instead of lowered but the cost was too rich for my blood, a suspension lift on one of these Avalanche will run you at least a couple grand + wheels and tires....I already had my 20 chrome's..so I dropped it. What you see here is a Groundforce 2/3 torsion drop.

http://www.clubavalanche.net/gallery/data/3029/5Crane_NJAV-med.jpg

lostsoul
05-27-2006, 04:25 PM
FTW ;)

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1284/img09587pf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I like lifted and lowered but that is ****ing retarded looking. And yes it depends on the truck not all trucks look good jacked up not all look good dropped...

9512ds
05-27-2006, 04:27 PM
njav1 that is clean it looks real good

revrider1
05-27-2006, 04:29 PM
bag it FTWx2

revrider1
05-27-2006, 04:30 PM
FTW ;)

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1284/img09587pf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)That thing can possibly even drive, I dont see a driveshaft.

AcidicDreams
05-27-2006, 04:37 PM
Ok so i'm saving for rims and putting performance aside for a few months on my dakota. the new rim's i'm going to get later this summer are a 29.7" diameter after the tire and that's smaller than the tires i have now so i need the gap smaller. anyway, if ya wanted to know, these are the rims i'm getting : http://superbuytires.com/Boss/Type%20313/ in the black. anyway, i'm thinking i might lower the truck 2" in front and 2" in back or 2" in front and 4" in back. I'm wondering what i should use to do it and if it would be gay or look tight.

Thanks in advance.

dropping the back more than the front is the pinnacle of gayness.... I about :sick: when I saw it for the first time visiting socal...

however some trucks look slick with an even drop... it really deoends on the truck

AcidicDreams
05-27-2006, 04:39 PM
That thing can possibly even drive, I dont see a driveshaft.

I'm sure it's under construction.... I've seen 'em that high... I'm not sure what the point is though

jimmclrk1
05-27-2006, 04:39 PM
Ok, for everyone that didn't get it, my post was a joke. That truck wasn't finshed. They ended up using air bags... and eventually put a driveshaft on it. I say drop it.

ngsm13
05-27-2006, 04:39 PM
I would go with a 2/4 drop on the Dakota man ;)...

It's pretty cheap too, Springs up front... blocks in the rear. Thinking of doing it to my 92 ;)...

nG

AcidicDreams
05-27-2006, 04:41 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/286000-286999/286509_55_full.jpg

see that looks good except for the gay *** bumper

AcidicDreams
05-27-2006, 04:44 PM
20" chrome rim's won't exactly make it look smaller. and i can't get bigger as they won't fit. the truck is a dodge dakota, jacking up a dakota= the gay. lowering it to the ground= the gay. i don't want it so low that when i put the r/t engine in this year, and put a supercharger in later this year i lose control. that's why i'm lowering it, guess i should have been more clear on the details lol.

the factory size is a 30" tire, the one's i have on now are just 1 size up. if i lower the truck it'll make the wheel well look smaller that's why i'm wanting to do it aside from the added performance handling i'll get with a slight drop.

sounds like a good reason to drop it... black rims will look good... just keep it's bumper off the speed bumps

j3bus2k3
05-27-2006, 04:44 PM
see that looks good except for the gay *** bumper

Kinda like it got face ****ed by a ricer....

I'm x3 on the Air bags. Do it right and you wont regret it.

NJAV1
05-27-2006, 04:44 PM
njav1 that is clean it looks real good
Thanks, since that pic the bull bar and lights is gone. That's what got me the Alpine mono amps I run today. :D

lostsoul
05-27-2006, 04:52 PM
dropping the back more than the front is the pinnacle of gayness.... I about :sick: when I saw it for the first time visiting socal...

however some trucks look slick with an even drop... it really deoends on the truck


When you buy a drop kit it always evens the truck out. the numbers are uneven becaus the rear end is higher on stock trucks.most of the time. for example 2/3

NJAV1
05-27-2006, 04:58 PM
When you buy a drop kit it always evens the truck out. the numbers are uneven becaus the rear end is higher on stock trucks.most of the time. for example 2/3
Yup..my truck had a front end rake on it prior to the drop, I like the rake somewhat or else I would have given the torsion bars a crank or 2 to raise the front end slightly.

Alpine CDA-9815
05-27-2006, 05:32 PM
http://www.truckperformancecenter.com/products/searchtype_5d/sortorder_DAAA/productcategory_Lowering+Kits/category_Lowering+Kits+~~+Handling/sf1_DODGE/sf2_1998/sf3_DAKOTA/sf4_Standard+Cab/partnumber_BEL300/?PHPSESSID=b1696bfba49dbc74875c4a9c6452c0ce

revrider1
05-27-2006, 05:34 PM
Belltech,FTW

Their parts are very high quality parts, I have used them in a couple of applications.

pwnt by pat
05-27-2006, 05:37 PM
Nope, put it on the ground. FTW :naughty: :D If you can find a 2"/3" drop, that would work well :cool:

fixed ya'

lostsoul
05-27-2006, 05:37 PM
Ive got a 3/4 DJM kit on my colorado:naughty:

ngsm13
05-27-2006, 05:41 PM
dropping the back more than the front is the pinnacle of gayness.... I about :sick: when I saw it for the first time visiting socal...

however some trucks look slick with an even drop... it really deoends on the truck

:rolleyes:

Durrrr.....

It's because in trucks ALL the weight is in the front... like... the engine etc... ;)

No weight in the back, so it needs to be lowered more to give the even look. Unless you want to drive around with a FULL payload all the time.

So, on trucks... un-even is standard. Usually 2/3 or 2/4 drops to start off with.

nG

JoeHemi57
05-27-2006, 05:54 PM
Dropped FTW
stock....
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/JoeHemi57/DSC00153.jpg
McGaughy's 5/7 drop with c notch and bell tech shocks.....
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/JoeHemi57/DSC00170.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/JoeHemi57/DSC00168.jpg

LeofromtheH
05-27-2006, 09:30 PM
i say put it on the ground. if you had a 4x4, i'd say jack it up with som boggers

the good thing about lowering w/ rims though is it doesn't strain your drivetrain nearly as much as a liffted one w/ big tires

black on black is sicck to, but i like the chrome better

jujumantb
05-27-2006, 09:32 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/286000-286999/286509_55_full.jpg
that is the ugliest body kit I've ever seen on a truck... looks like it belongs on a mid 90's civic...

ngsm13
05-27-2006, 09:36 PM
that is the ugliest body kit I've ever seen on a truck... looks like it belongs on a mid 90's civic...

Yeah, no side skirts either... mismatch FTL...

nG

AcidicDreams
05-27-2006, 09:38 PM
:rolleyes:

Durrrr.....

It's because in trucks ALL the weight is in the front... like... the engine etc... ;)

No weight in the back, so it needs to be lowered more to give the even look. Unless you want to drive around with a FULL payload all the time.

So, on trucks... un-even is standard. Usually 2/3 or 2/4 drops to start off with.

nG

i figured it might be an even out.... but they DO have the front ends jacked up in socal... it's well... stupid...

AcidicDreams
05-27-2006, 09:42 PM
"Skeet" is actually a form of birth control practiced by the African-American tribes of North America near the beginning of the 21st Centruy. Visionaries of the time (such as Lil Jon and Nelly) recognized the inevitable and everpresent danger of overpopulation in their land and decided to take action. They discovered an ancient form of birth control used by their ancestors that involved "pulling out and shooting" (much like skeet shooting) during ****** intercourse, as to not impregnate the female, or "******". The visionaries spread the word the only way they knew how: rap music. People would listen to the songs of the visionaries during ritual smoking ceremonies and chant "skeet skeet skeet!". Every tribe of their kind in the land listened to rap music and the idea of skeeting quickly gained in popularity. Soon, the entire African-American tribe had done its part to offset the effects of overpopulation through generations of skeeting on the women that they did not wish to impregnate. However, the other tribes of the land (most notabley, the Whites and Mexicans) did not support the "Skeet Movement". They continued to grow in number until the Whites eventually ate the Mexicans. The Whites, however, refused to eat the African-Americans for fear of sickle cell anemia, so they all got on a very large boat and went back to England.

I know this doesn't fit into this thread but I read the skeet thing in Leo's sig and thought I'd find out...
this is what I found...
:hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou:

9512ds
05-27-2006, 10:09 PM
that is the ugliest body kit I've ever seen on a truck... looks like it belongs on a mid 90's civic...


the truck was chosen for the 4/5 drop not the bumper...

so please refrain from trying to act like im implying he needs to get a front bumper

ToyTundra
05-28-2006, 12:16 AM
i figured it might be an even out.... but they DO have the front ends jacked up in socal... it's well... stupid...

Thats the desert look. It's usually a side effect of long travel front suspension/fiberglass fenders and really soft rear springs.

bumpin_blazer
05-28-2006, 03:13 AM
Yeah 2/4 is the way i'm REALLY thinking of going. i won't bag as i hate bag's and prefer the ride of a nice suspension over bags. i don't want it on the ground but i also don't want it looking gay with sweet 20" rims and then a 6" gap in the wheel well lol. I'm going for a sweet looking truck and i'm almost there just need the rims, lowered and a bed cover and i'm done. figure i'll buy the kit first, then the rims, then the bed cover and be done. that way i'm pleased with the looks so performance can come next:D.

bumpin_blazer
05-28-2006, 03:36 AM
What's sad is i can lift the **** thing for less than the lowering kit will cost lol. Didn't know they were 450;).

AcidicDreams
05-28-2006, 03:45 AM
Thats the desert look. It's usually a side effect of long travel front suspension/fiberglass fenders and really soft rear springs.

??? I say it's a result of douchebaggery.... it's intentional, you can tell... I wish I could find a pic... it's fugly... and it's like 3-5 inches different...

now if you want to drop something drop an old linclon

http://www.socalcustoms.com/Features/LowLincoln/6.jpg

god ****... people do some ugly thinkgs to cars
http://www.lowriderhaven.com/gallery/Slamfest%202005/p1010141.html

9512ds
05-28-2006, 12:02 PM
??? I say it's a result of douchebaggery.... it's intentional, you can tell... I wish I could find a pic... it's fugly... and it's like 3-5 inches different...

now if you want to drop something drop an old linclon

http://www.socalcustoms.com/Features/LowLincoln/6.jpg

god ****... people do some ugly thinkgs to cars
http://www.lowriderhaven.com/gallery/Slamfest%202005/p1010141.html


my friend has a bagged blazer and at ride heihgt the back end is only 2-3 inches off the ground where as the front is at normal stock height, but when he parks it and turns it off it lowers to lay frame. i believe that is what you are referring to

davidfre21
05-28-2006, 12:11 PM
boss wheels are realy cheap and will pit pretty bad if not kept up.

As far as the drop id do 3" in the front with coils and 4" in the rear with either 4" block (cheap way) or 2" block and 2" leaf.

bumpin_blazer
05-28-2006, 02:24 PM
boss wheels are realy cheap and will pit pretty bad if not kept up.

As far as the drop id do 3" in the front with coils and 4" in the rear with either 4" block (cheap way) or 2" block and 2" leaf.

3" front will make the front lower than the back, i'm going for an even ride. what is pit? i've never known any problems with boss rims and 2-4 of my friends have had em'.

bumpin_blazer
05-29-2006, 01:48 AM
Glad I measured before buying the drop kit lol. It's 33.5" from the ground to the center of the wheel well in front, and 34.5" in the back. With the tires/rims that i'm going to get being at 29.7" if i lower it 4" in back it'd **** near be rubbing. I'm thinking 2" all around now to leave 2" up front and 3" in back between well and tire. What do you think?

Alpine CDA-9815
05-29-2006, 02:53 AM
Glad I measured before buying the drop kit lol. It's 33.5" from the ground to the center of the wheel well in front, and 34.5" in the back. With the tires/rims that i'm going to get being at 29.7" if i lower it 4" in back it'd **** near be rubbing. I'm thinking 2" all around now to leave 2" up front and 3" in back between well and tire. What do you think?
If 2/3 makes it sit level go with it IMO.

bumpin_blazer
05-29-2006, 02:56 AM
yeah it's 2/3.5 technically lol. there is a kit made by someone that does that. now to find a throttle body for my truck, it's a pain.

oxsign
05-29-2006, 09:07 AM
Nope, put it on the ground. FTW :naughty: :D If you can find a 2"/3" drop, that would work good. :cool:Sounds like I've heard that somewhere before..................:D

Untouchable11
05-29-2006, 09:11 AM
I'm a fan of slammin' mini trucks, and raising full size trucks..

Ignatowski
05-29-2006, 09:21 AM
turck ???

learn to spell TRUCK

bumpin_blazer
05-29-2006, 01:13 PM
turck ???

learn to spell TRUCK

get out of my thread. i'm sure i could find a typing error of yours if i wanted to look.