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Just wondering what the lowest somebody has gone in a 3rd gen being static & with what setup in specs. Like wheel size & etc.

I can't find a forum post so I'm asking this.
 

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Do you mean 3rd gen? That's what you have in your dig pic anyways.
I've seen 5/6" drops with c notches but it looks awefully close to rubbing.
Personally I wouldn't go past 3/4 for street ability
 

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Oh snap, I see what you did there. (1987–1990, 1991–1996)
I'm just going off wiki/body style. I may be wrong.

1st gen (1987–1990, 1991–1996)
2nd gen (1997–2004)
3rd gen (2009–2011)

?????? lol

Is there a topic on the gens here?
 

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There is a guy on the Custom Dakota's group on Facebook how has a pretty low static dropped 3rd gen dak. His cross member lays about 1/2 an inch off the ground. If you wanna keep any drivability just do a 3/5 drop. It'll be low and still be able to handle good.
 

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I think at 5" in the rear you'll be pretty close to riding bumpstops. I know i'm at 4, and banging cut-off b/s, but i have a shit ton of weight in the bed.




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Thank you guys for the replies. So I guess I own a 3rd gen? haha

That 3/5 drop seems good but do you guys know whats would be the best setup to get like that without messing up anything?
 

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Hanger kit for the rear (or flip the rear hanger and move the front hanger up .5 and inch, this mod is pretty cheap, just cost you labor and grade 8 bolts/hardware) and for the front do some drop lower control arms.
 

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Will that affect the carry load in anyway? I use it to carry trans & motors a lot.

I want to have it sit like this guys.
He says its a 3/5 drop on 255/35/20.

I'm really new to this.
Example, lets say I buy:
Front
3″ lowering control arms from DJM
Rear
3" lowering leaf springs from Belltech
2" lowering steal blocks from DJM

Will those combined get me a 3/5 drop?
Then I just use the same specs of wheels he has to achieve the same stance?


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Nahh it shouldn't. I'd get a c-notch for the frame because you are takin' out the factory rake and we all know what weight in the bed of a truck looks like. Looks like a dump truck lol
 

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Will that affect the carry load in anyway? I use it to carry trans & motors a lot
have it sit like this guys.
He says its a 3/5 drop on 255/35/20.

I'm really new to this.
Example, lets say I buy:
Front
3″ lowering control arms from DJM
Rear
3" lowering leaf springs from Belltech
2" lowering steal blocks from DJM

Will those combined get me a 3/5 drop?
Then I just use the same specs of wheels he has to achieve the same stance?


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Yea you will get a 3/5 drop with that stuff. If you or any of your buddies have any fabrication experience then you can build yourself a small c notch for peanuts. Go to you local steel supply and dig through their remnant piles and find a peice of pipe or tubing that's 5" or so diameter with a wall thickness of 1/4" and about 6" in length. Then find some plate to plate the inside of your frame rails.
 

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I'm running Belltech 3" drop leaf springs , 2" WC drop shackle mounts and 3 Hotchkis 1/4" spacers in the rear. The front is harder to figure out. I have Western Chassis front coil springs. I believe they claim they are 3.5" drop but I think they came out more than that! I ended up with less than a finger height clearance with my 27" tall tires! Seemed as though they doubled what my Hotchkis coil springs dropped it. I ended up getting some 1" Belltech spacers to raise the front of my truck backup to a useable level! I absolutely had to install a WC C notch with my set up! I coud get away with the 3" drop springs and some spacers but once I installed the 2" drop shackle mounts it was bang bang city with the axle hitting the frame! I had a 4 wheel drive offroad shop install my C notch at a reasonable price. Word of advice, don't take the stated drop as fact by the manufacturers! I have no pictures on this PC of my truck but its close to that of the red truck in the picture.
 

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Just wondering what the lowest somebody has gone in a 3rd gen being static & with what setup in specs. Like wheel size & etc.

I can't find a forum post so I'm asking this.
I have an 01 same body style and I had to cut out the front bump stops I got like 1.5 inches frome tire to fender. I'm running 20x9.5 with 265.50s in the front and 295 45 in the rear
 
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