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Old 08-21-2011, 09:37 AM
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Ok I've been surfing all over the net trying to find some lowering kits for my 08 dakota. I have yet to find anything .If anyone knows of any kits sites etc... any info would be greatly appreciated.
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only thing i know of is lowering shackles for the rear. dont know if anyone makes shorter springs/struts for the front, oh wait, I think Blown had something lined up for his but he didnt do it for some reason, maybe he will chime in.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:55 AM
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only thing i know of is lowering shackles for the rear. dont know if anyone makes shorter springs/struts for the front, oh wait, I think Blown had something lined up for his but he didnt do it for some reason, maybe he will chime in.
I guess if one had the skills, they could fab up something, right? I dont know much about lowering, i know a bit about lifting because i am more into lifting my truck than lowering
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"for the rear you can remove the helper spring, the smallest one."

15" Rims are available...

Plus: If you'd like to pay more for gas, my truck always rides lower when I'm hauling around heavy stuff, like my winter kit: cement blocks, tow straps, tire chains, kitty litter, xtra coat/gloves, candles...
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"for the rear you can remove the helper spring, the smallest one."

15" Rims are available...

Plus: If you'd like to pay more for gas, my truck always rides lower when I'm hauling around heavy stuff, like my winter kit: cement blocks, tow straps, tire chains, kitty litter, xtra coat/gloves, candles...
Candles? Haha. I have a camping chair with me incase i ever break down
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Candles? Haha. I have a camping chair with me incase i ever break down
Actually I replaced those with a sterno style stove thing because I kept forgetting to take them out in the spring and the wax would melt and be
problematic, plus with the sterno thingy I can melt snow to drink for water and/or cook stuff. Lower Michigan winters typically include minus10~20*F temps plus a blizzard or two. Think I'd rather sit in my truck if I'm stuck in that. Not a bad idea though. I did have to sit along side the road in Oregon during the summer for a couple hours once, when the K-Car we were in blew a head gasket, and chairs would have been nice. Luckily we were expecting to drive east to Michigan so we had plenty of food and water while we waited.

But I was just being silly as I wouldn't expect a Texan to need or want to carry candles around.
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Yeah Ive only seen kits for the rear. Im not looking to slam the truck just drop it maybe 3" or so. Thanks for the help and input guys
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ive actually looked into this prior to deciding to long travel my dakota. actually i was looking to bag it because ive built previous bagged trucks that laid frame.

but for lowering, the only solution i had drawn up was upper and lower coilover adapters, and getting a shorter adjustable coilover with the same spring rate. axle flip the rear or drop shackles if the bed clearance allows it. taking out a leaf changes the rates and it will ride funky.
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This is what Blown was going to use.This is for the front http://www.airbagit.com/product-p/low-dod-30-f.htm Here is an option for the rear, although if you still want to haul anything I wouldnt recommend them. http://www.airbagit.com/product-p/lea-dk87xx-3.htm
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I wouldn't recommend anything from AIM Industries (airbagit and others) period. Do a few Google searches and you'll see what kind of reputation they have. You can get SpringTech lowering shackles that will drop the rear level with the front, I think I got mine from Canuck Motorsports after superdak recommended them.
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