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There are rumours going on out there that the AWD version of the '08 F150 cannot be lowered with the presently available kits. Anyone shed some light on this as I was hoping to drop mine in the new year.
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Ground Force has never shown a part number for their lowering kit. However I talked to them a few years back and they told me they had just never tested it. We installed it in a 2006 Harley for a good customer of mine and it has worked well ever since. If you open the Ford Motorsport Box, it is 100% Ground Force parts inside. We sell the Ford Motorsport Kit installed for $1,699. Member Price is $1,499 , retail is close to $2000. It is a 2" drop in front and 5" in back. Hope that helps
 

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Thanks for the info, excellent news, seems I might have a road trip to Orangeville in the spring... :icon_biggrin:
 

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Well after much 'surfing', chats with lowered F150 owners and many pms' to Blackstock, there really is no clear answer as to the question, only that those who have lowered an AWD F-150 have done so successfully even though most dealers that I spoke with, do not recommend the mod. :icon_confused:
So after all that, in the Spring regardless of the negative dealer comments, my new baby gets dropped during a road trip to Orangeville.
Thanks to Blackstock for indulging my many PMs', before and after pics when mod complete.
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Well after much 'surfing', chats with lowered F150 owners and many pms' to Blackstock, there really is no clear answer as to the question, only that those who have lowered an AWD F-150 have done so successfully even though most dealers that I spoke with, do not recommend the mod. :icon_confused:
So after all that, in the Spring regardless of the negative dealer comments, my new baby gets dropped during a road trip to Orangeville.
Thanks to Blackstock for indulging my many PMs', before and after pics when mod complete.
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... and yet more info, apparently the '08 F-150 SC has the rear shocks in a different mounting position than in '07 so the DJM kit does not fit and I doubt if the '07 GF/FMS kit fits either. Spoke to the tech rep at DJM and a kit for the 08 is coming, probably the same for GF/FMS kits. I still have time...
 

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So here's the latest, I'm leaning towards the DJM 3.5/5 kit, but my quote from a local Ford shop is $1100. This seems a bit steep, but in the ball park.
Anyone have any comments?
 

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this is what i would seel that kit for...

lower control arms 225.00 ea
rear flip kit 249.00
rear shocks 120.00
alignment 100.00
labour of 3 hrs at 75 per = 225.00

total is 1144.00 soo no they r not off on their pricing at all... if that was an install quote...
 

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this is what i would seel that kit for...

lower control arms 225.00 ea
rear flip kit 249.00
rear shocks 120.00
alignment 100.00
labour of 3 hrs at 75 per = 225.00

total is 1144.00 soo no they r not off on their pricing at all... if that was an install quote...
Unfortunately that was their labour cost so tack on $509 for the kit... Their labor rate is over $100/hour and they estimated something like 8 hours to install... I'm thinking not to go there especially if you figure a 3 hour job.
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out of five i would rate this kit a 2 for install.....dont even need air tools.. basic hand tools some beer, pizza.. half a day in the driveway or garage.. done... its a real easy kit. replace the lower control arms ( which is easy cauze you dont have too deal with the spring releasing tension) this kit comes with the ball joints "preloaded" which means installed. ad for the rear u are unbolting the u bolt plates and switching the axle form underneath the leaves too over top of the leaves.. ie the axle will sit on ur leaf springs now...

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out of five i would rate this kit a 2 for install.....dont even need air tools.. basic hand tools some beer, pizza.. half a day in the driveway or garage.. done... its a real easy kit. replace the lower control arms ( which is easy cauze you dont have too deal with the spring releasing tension) this kit comes with the ball joints "preloaded" which means installed. ad for the rear u are unbolting the u bolt plates and switching the axle form underneath the leaves too over top of the leaves.. ie the axle will sit on ur leaf springs now...

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Good to know. The only thing I don't have is a die grinder with cut off wheel to shorten the tie rods which apparently is required with the 3.5 front drop.
 

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i havent personally installed this kit yet so i didnt know about the tie rods. my bad.. sorry bud..anybody you know have a compressor and cutoff wheel?

run themup too a shop... cant see them chargin ya for it..
 

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I have a small compressor, but I'm not sure if it is powerful enough.

Any other kit out there that will drop 3.5/5 or 4/6? I haven't seen too many that go quite that low unless I mix and match.
 

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I have a small compressor, but I'm not sure if it is powerful enough.

Any other kit out there that will drop 3.5/5 or 4/6? I haven't seen too many that go quite that low unless I mix and match.

sure it would be.. just take ya longer..lol.

id stay with the DJM stuff. i have installed a ton of their stuff and used it personally on my ranger in the late nineties.
 

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Ordered the DJM 3/5 kit today, should be here in a couple of weeks. Installation will be completed by a local shop, pics to follow.
 

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damn i was lookin foreward to another road trip in the spring when i get my FX6 package!!! well ill keep yall posted when i get the $$$ for the kit and when blackstock has the time to do it. ill take a few days off work and then make a weekend out of it. and if anyone wants to come out that would be killer. maybe make an event out of it or something!!!
 
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