Originally Posted by STi954
I just want to verify what I need to do to lessen my lift. My plan is to do a tummy tuck this month and front flat fenders(which I have in my possession already). I'd like to drop my lift height, right now I have a tuff country 4" kit that the P.O. put on(I have put on adjustable control arms) What would be required to do so? I was thinking get different springs and adjust my control arms to get the proper driveshaft angles. May be wishful thinking but if everything works out correctly I wouldn't need different length driveshafts. What am I missing?
Thanks for the help!
New springs are all you really need along with the adjustable control arms. Do you have adjustable front and rear track bars as well? A 1" difference probably won't cause your axles to shift in one direction that much. While you're replacing your springs, I would also check your bumpstop/shock/tire clearance. Make sure your bumpstops aren't too short or if they are too long, you can shorten them to get more uptravel. To do this, take the rubber jouncers out of the shock towers. Jack the axle evenly all the way up until it reaches full bumpstop. If your shocks bottom out first, then you need to add longer bumpstops or get a shorter compressed length shock. If you do this with your tires on the axle, then you can check for tire clearance.