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View Poll Results: To Lower or Not to Lower
Lower and Change Rims. 59 47.20%
Lower and Leave Rims. 25 20.00%
Leave Stock Height and Change Rims. 15 12.00%
Leave Alone Completely You Stupid Fool! 26 20.80%
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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Should I lower My Truck? Poll Please.

I have been kicking around the idea of lowering the truck a little, maybe a 3" front and a 5" rear and adding some Torque Thrust II wheels. I was thinking maybe give it a little different look. The rest of the truck is stock except for the cut radio hole, speakers in doors, and the under bed fuel tank with sidemarker fill. I will be adding Vintage A.C. this week sometime (already have the system, just looking for the time) with original style vents. Should I just leave it alone? What do y'all think? If anyone could photoshop for me the difference that would be great. Might help me make up my mind. Opinions please!
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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I vote for the change.
You can always put it back the way it was if you get tired of it.
There is always a market for those type of parts.
I like the stance of this truck.
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:38 PM   #3
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I would leave it at the stock height, but that is the opinion of someone who lives on a dirt road.

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Old 05-18-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
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Personally, I think the fleetside trucks look better dropped then a flareside. Keep it up.
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:42 AM   #5
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That truck looks so nice the way it is, I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:26 AM   #6
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My vote is to lower it and put the TT2's on it. I just like these trucks down there unless it's a 4X4.
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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I personally wouldnt lower it... but if you are looking to change something, why not just change the rims? :p
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:56 AM   #8
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I say lower it. The wheels could go either way....keep those or get new ones, but lower it.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:52 AM   #9
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Lower it classic 4 and 6.......saweeeet
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:58 AM   #10
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Yep, lower it with a 4/6 drop IMO. TT2's are always a good choice too.
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Old 05-19-2004, 11:16 AM   #11
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As was stated earlier, you can always go back to what you have now... I'm getting ready to post some never-used Early Classic dropped spindles on the parts board if you decide to do the drop...
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:23 PM   #12
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Don't lower and use the money that you were going to use to drop it and get new wheels and start another project cause that truck is done!! leave it just the way it is!
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:24 PM   #13
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I'd lower it and get some new rims. TT2's are cool but everybody and their brother has them, so go I'd for something different (but go with a 5-spoke wheel).
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:41 PM   #14
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Well Well someone in same dilema as me.... lookin for the same answers ..... mine sits just like that... I could live with it IF there was away to fill the wheel wells alittle better..... Anybody with suggestions? or personal experiance??
BTW that is one sweet lookin ride ... I have same only mines a GMC..... doin all the set ups on new stuff till I do a frame off during the winter.... gives me time to kick around a color as well ...................
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #15
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DROP that bad boy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 03:24 PM   #16
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Go lower.....
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:43 PM   #17
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Here is how it could look
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:14 PM   #18
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first one: has tt2s and is bagged

the second pic: here is a black truck dropped on some sweet boyds also bagged


dont know about that much drop. but i say lower it with some rims
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:27 PM   #19
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I am for keeping it as is...RIms maybe, but I think they are sharpest like yours. But I use mine and don't need to drag anything on some of the roads I travel.
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:06 PM   #20
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Just for the record I did vote "Lower and Change Rims".....BUT I think you have a beautiful truck and it looks great as it is too!!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:06 PM   #21
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Wow what a response! Thanks Longhair for that great photoshop! Juudging by the polls it looks like most everyone wants the drop and rims. A good point is made about being able to change it back later. i'm going to have to give this some serious thought. I just spent an hour putting on an A.C. compressor and brakets for my vintage system. It should have only taken me about 25 minutes. Stupid bolts and tight tolerance brackets. Oh well if that is the hardest thing I have to do I will be happy, but if not I'm in for a world of hurt.
Thanks for all the compliments about the truck. I would love to build a replica, only in a fleetside and truly customize it, but unfortunately other toys are in the process or in line first (the wifes '66 Midget, 2 new motorcycles, an old Chris Craft wooden boat) then possibly another truck!
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:18 PM   #22
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I voted KEEP IT STOCK!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:22 PM   #23
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I also say keep it stock.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:05 PM   #24
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Slam it till the rockers rub pavement

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Old 05-19-2004, 11:02 PM   #25
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Lower it....but avoid exotic wheel designs like you see on Escalades etc.

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