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Old 05-13-2012, 06:47 AM
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Hi guys ,

I would like to lower my 1999 b1500 van , anyone have some options to do it ??
I really like adjustabel suspension if it is possibel ...

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:05 PM
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There have been a few here that have chopped or lowered the van by 4 inches or more. The rear is easy, the front requires some special skills and special tools that a collision shop or mod shop must have.
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for the rear , i have to get some other shocks i guess ??

the front ....?? other springs ??
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:23 PM
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some other shocks for the rear, flip kit for axle or cutting/ removing the leaf springs should do it.

as for the front you would need to try and match the compression/rebound strength of the strut to your lowering springs. too bad there is no drop spindle kits for our vans

I too want to lower my van but I'll see what I come across. If nothing turns up I may just speak to a suspension company about setting up some customs stuff.
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Seems there are no ready-made lowering kits at this time.

My investigation indicates that we can probably use BellTech 91-96 Dakota drop spindles to get 2" and then add lowering springs (or cut yours) and get another 2". Some grinding will be required. Lowering the rear is pretty straightforward as flipping the axle should get you 5" easy. However none of this is for amateurs as there will be additional issues.

I contacted a specialist and will update when I have more info. In the meantime, check out forums dedicated to lowering vans.

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Old 05-16-2012, 05:45 PM
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The lowering guy says the 91-96 Dakota drop spindles won't work but did not say why. He is trying to sell me on airbags so am not sure that info is entirely accurate.
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