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New tow rig!!

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by rcpilot, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. rcpilot

    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    Picked up my tow rig yesterday.. '89 3500 1 Ton Dually w/ 454...:) :) Oh yeah ordered new plates also:grin:

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  2. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Cool beans dude!! Groovin on that plate, too.:grin:
     
  3. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Wow, nice truck! Looks almost identical to our '98 C3500 ranch truck.:grin: Besides the shape of the sheet metal of course.:tongue1:
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Six packs ROCK ... but, umm, is that lowered?

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  5. rcpilot

    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering that myself....:confused: Thought I get a few Dually folks to look at it to tell me if it was.... I like the look but for towing off-road I want it back to stock height....
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    big 10-4 big buddy . that thing is chopping lots of weeds. best pick it back up and chopp some trees instead. looks like 2-3 frt and 3 in back.
     
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    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    :pimp1: I like it.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Our dually pictured above is also 2wd and it looks like it sits a tad taller than yours...I'd say someone wanted it in the weeds for some reason. ( I still don't get the reason for lowering a big, bulky, heavy dually pickup that is designed for towing) :screwy:

    I would also bring it back to stock. :)
     
  9. rcpilot

    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    It was used tow a sprint car trailer a few years back... thats when lowering dually's was a fad... When I get back home this weekend I'm goin to look under it... see if I can determine how they lowered it... The front is lowering springs I'm sure... hopefully if they did lower the rear they did'nt notch the frame.... also goin to call the PO to see what they know...
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    SOunds like a plan. Hopefully it will be fairly easy to bring it back to stock height.
     
  11. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Look very closely for coil springs that have been torched off or heated until they gave out. Unfortunatley that is the cheap/easy way to lower the front on those and gets used way too often.
     
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    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    I still love the look of your dually. Bet they use drop spindles & rear shackles...
     
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    For rear shackles... what would they look like??? are they reversed like stock K5's are???
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    lowering shackles.
     
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    Since the rear shackles go up off the frame, they use longer shackles to achieve a lower ride height. Every 1" of extension on the shackles over stock will give you close to 1/2" of drop.
     
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    O.K.... I'll have to take a gander tomorrow when I get home... I'm thinking (hoping) all the PO did was used lowering coils up front..
     

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