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Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I] #2427116
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Is there any way to get those pictures back on here?

Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I] #2427906
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Has anyone tried these Drop Spindles from X2industries?
wondering about quality?

1978-1993 Dodge Ram, Charger, Trailduster 2" Drop Spindles
[DG7893DRM2]

Your Price: $373.95
www.x2industries.com
1-800-823-0320

instructions:
-NEED TO USE 84 ROTORS(PART #5315) TO MAINTAIN 5450 BOLT PATTERN
-FLIP TIE RODS
-REQUIRES LARGER INNER BEARING ON 83 AND DOWN CODE11
-REVERSE TAP OF Ball Joint FOR MORE CLEARANCE

Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Wesd100] #2428526
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you may know this already, if you only want a 2" drop, use the van lower control arms or just cut some off the coil spring. A little easier than having to change lot more. I went to a 4" drop. Had to get some custom made upper control arms and they still needed modified to work. Had to do some welding to mount them, plus buy more parts for them to work.

Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I] #2428804
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I just installed a set of rear lowering shackles from x2 two weeks ago. Good quality stuff.

Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I] #2571526
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several years ago i helped a friend install some chisolm lower control arms and we ran into the same problem with the angle of the tie rod ends. we got some steering arms at a salvage off of a dodge van that cured the problem. they bolted right on without any problems. he still drives the truck to this day.

Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: ram50boosted] #2573541
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I have been thinking of dropping my 92 D150 with an axle flip and X2 drop spindles. I bracket race my truck and hear that you develop wheel hop when accelerating hard after lowering is that true? I have traction bars will that solve the wheel hop after lowering?

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Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I] #2573785
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My truck is pretty low with traction bars made to fit. I do not have any wheel hop. Goes nice and straight. Now my front suspension is modified a lot. The truck ran 11.30s last time out.

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Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Wesd100] #2607359
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Originally Posted By Wesd100
Has anyone tried these Drop Spindles from X2industries?
wondering about quality?

1978-1993 Dodge Ram, Charger, Trailduster 2" Drop Spindles
[DG7893DRM2]

Your Price: $373.95
www.x2industries.com
1-800-823-0320


They are selling you Dakota dropped spindles and likely ripping off info myself and others discovered many years ago. Heck, I talked to the engineers at Bell Tech back in the late '80s/ early '90s about using their dropped Dakota spindles on my '81 Ram. Here's the short of it...
-Rams and Dakotas have bolt-on steering arms.
-The Ram arm is longer than the Dakota arm.
-Dropped Dakota spindles have the steering arm cast into the assembly.
-The cast-in arm is shorter than the stock Dakota arm to clear the wheels (and I believe 16" wheels were required...which were large in 1990!).

In short, the dropped Dakota spindles have steering arms that are 2 steps shorter than a stock Ram. They can be made to work but expect some interesting steering response.

***This has likely all been covered somewhere in this and/or other threads.
In the late '90s/early '00s I had made a chart on several ways to drop a D series Ram. Don't ask for a copy as I have no idea where to find one but it's floating around on the Interwebs somewhere. I rarely have a chance to poke my head into these threads anymore and I doubt my truck has seen 200 miles in the last 5 years. Sorry.


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