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I was looking at the suspension the other day and saw that i could blocks on the back, but what about the front? I heard the torsion bars aren't strong enough to be cranked down, is this true? Is there any other way to lower the front?
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i havent seen any cc lowered yet, but i think it would look hot. i'm not too sure about the
the front but i would think you would use drop spindles. there are a couple of people here that lowered there frontiers. they can help you out better then i can. good luck w/ your project and take some pic when your finished :D
 

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I'm pretty sure I read on here that you can back off on the torsion bars and get a maximum 1 1/2" drop. I'm thinking of trying this on my '01. Anybody know if that would soften the "spring"? I'm thinking slightly softer "spring" w/20% stiffer bils. in the front would be about perfect.
I, too, am waiting for feedback.
 

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I noticed that 4x4 parts has lowering kits, but not for the front. I did noticed in the gallery that someone had done a 5.5" static drop. What is this static drop? I'm from mustangs and we just used springs and this torsion setup is somewhat confusing me.
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i actually lowered my 04 cc by backing down the front torsion bars. i measured it before lowering it to see how much i wanted it lowered. between the wheelwell and top of the tire, stock was about 5 1/2 in. i lowered down to 3 1/2 in. the back is about 4 1/2 in because i have a fiberglass lid that weighs the back down. i now have a slight rake now. looks pretty good, rides slightly firmer, but not bad. i need to get an alignment still. dont have pics yet, but will try to get some in the next few days.
 

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So, you were able to get a 2" drop by backing off the torsion bars? Stiffer ride, huh. I would have thought it would have softened it up. Oh, well. Did you do anything w/the shocks? I was thinking 20% stiffer Bilsteins, but that might not be what I need if it gets stiffer when lowered.

I've got a cap and a 500lb. load (see the gallery), so that takes care of the rear. Crankin' the T bars to get the rake in the front seems like the ticket to me. Just need an inch or so, but I don't want to trash the handling,which is my primary concern/profile is secondary,but a little stiffer in the front wouldn't hurt at all. Still tryin to figure out the Bilstein' shock application before I plunk down my money.
 

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So, you were able to get a 2" drop by backing off the torsion bars? Stiffer ride, huh. I would have thought it would have softened it up. Oh, well. Did you do anything w/the shocks? I was thinking 20% stiffer Bilsteins, but that might not be what I need if it gets stiffer when lowered.

I've got a cap and a 500lb. load (see the gallery), so that takes care of the rear. Crankin' the T bars to get the rake in the front seems like the ticket to me. Just need an inch or so, but I don't want to trash the handling,which is my primary concern/profile is secondary,but a little stiffer in the front wouldn't hurt at all. Still tryin to figure out the Bilstein' shock application before I plunk down my money.
still on stock shocks. my truck only has 17400 miles on it. it does seem to respond quicker on turns but again, i need to get an alignment cause i know its off. been deciding if i want to get like some 1 in. blocks to lower the rear. if i ever need to get shocks, i will probably go with the bilsteins myself. i had some on my accord wagon and loved them.
 
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