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Without buying new control arms, how low will the front end sit down with stock a-arms. I have cut all I can cut without literally "notching" the frame up front. I have done the math to a certain degree, but I would love to hear other people's opinions or testimonies about their slam job. Someone tell if you are running stock control arms sitting on frame and what size wheel/tire combo and how far the frame is off the ground. That would be great.
I have yet to find a wheel that will work to test out with the real thing. Stock 15's just don't sound like a good idea at this point, but might have to be a temporary solution.... arrgghh
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My crossmember sits about 1/4" off the ground. I lay the crossmembers out back. I know with a little more trimming I could lay front crossmember.
 

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i lay frame rail, meaning my all of my crossmembers including the front engine crossmember are relocated/cut to lay even with my frame. I have the stock upper and lower a arms, and they are not "z'd" and i don't have a ball joint flip yet. And i've been able to lay out on 245, 35 series 18" tire on flat frame. the lower is extended as far up as it will go right now (sitting up against the frame and spring pocket.
 

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Hey Impounded, what engine does your truck have and what did you do to relocate your engine crossmember? I'm thinking about cutting mine flat and re-plating it to get the additional clearance I need.
 

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i have the 4 banger (too many speeding tickets), so my oil pan and header aren't as big. But i actually drug my front cross member down twice, and eventually just replated it with 1/2" plate laid flat with the frame.
 

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Im laid on the crossmember on stock arms on the stock 16" wheels runnin a 26.5" tire. You dont have to notch much, just on the rear of the arm mounting bracket cut that little u shaped piece off. I believe theres a pictrue of it on here as well.
 
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