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Old 02-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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how to make drop brackets?

so i really want to go 4-6 inches in the front the RIGHT way but i cant afford the 200 bucks for the drop brackets for the front end, has anybody made them before? i was thinking about making them myself with 1/4inch square stock and a cutoff wheel and drill, i know i could do it. but does anyone else have a better idea?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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Unless your good at Fab work and can weld decent I would just wait till you have cash for brackets. IMO

You'll need drop brackets for the radius arms too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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if you can't afford them, don't buy them. They aren't something to play around with, as they keep the beams located and handle the lateral force put upon the axles.

yes you'll also need drop brackets or extended RA arms, and lift coils, drop pitman, blah blah blah
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Careful measuring and drilling. It's not as crazy critical as many make it sound. If you end up within a 1/8" you will be close enough. There are a lot of other parts needed to lift and have it drive good. Save some effort and buy a complete used kit.
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I agree with the others, save some money and keep an eye on the for sale section. There's often people selling cheap lifts after going to an SAS. Failed suspension parts could kill you or others, not worth saving a few bucks IMO.
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i can get all the coils, pitman arm, shocks, blocks, u-bolts and all the other junk from buddies, i know some serious ford hoarders i just cant get ahold of the drop brackets. i know its a stupid question but where is this for sale section your talking about? is it the vendor one?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:50 PM   #7
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Rough country quoted me 80 bucks for the six inch drop brackets.
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i can get all the coils, pitman arm, shocks, blocks, u-bolts and all the other junk from buddies, i know some serious ford hoarders i just cant get ahold of the drop brackets. i know its a stupid question but where is this for sale section your talking about? is it the vendor one?
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thats not bad at all
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Craigslist or the junkyard will be your friend as well if your money is tight. Picked up my complete lift kit, in basically new shape for 250 bucks. brackets, springs, shocks, stabilizers, rear springs, brake lines and all the hardware. I had to drive 100 miles but so what. Search outside of your local area. Also, and I mean absolutely nothing by this. If you can't swing 2bills for brackets i would rethink the whole lift thing until your funds are better. It gets quite expensive by the time you address all the associated expenses that come with lifting anything.
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