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    Jailbar truck ride height opinions!

    3" drop front axle and just one of the short leaves removed
    Rear leaf mountings raised up 2" and four leaves removed
    To me it looks pretty stock and not that low. Could take another leaf out, probably the second longest, might drop it a little more and soften the ride a tad
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    lower profile tyres would lower it considerably but at the expense of lower gearing too.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Those tall tyres enable to sit (just) at 50-55mph!!
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    is it a torque tube axle? if not swap in a later higher geared axle to gain even more than you'll lose with low profile tyres. you can't have it all ways (cake and eat it spring to mind )
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    It has a Dana 41 (I think) rear end, I'll have to check out the ratio. Not sure how readily available different diffs are?
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    looks good to me, the look of small wheels ( low profile tyres ) in the standard arches may spoil the effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by john w View Post
    looks good to me, the look of small wheels ( low profile tyres ) in the standard arches may spoil the effect
    i did say 'lower' not 'low' profile as i agree elastic band tyres don't do it for me either. but those tyres have 'very' tall side walls you'd have to agree.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Why not just change the front tyres for lower profile. Will drop the front end and keep the ratios the same. If they are 16'' and in good condition I might buy them off you

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    They are 6.50 16,s. New tyres fitted before it came over
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    Crossply or radial?

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