Best way to lower 4×4 SUV with leaf springs?

I have a 1990 Ford Bronco II and i want to lower it, but I have heard that the leafsprings in the rear are a problem, im not good with cars, but my dad is, so my explanation is a bit vague here, but I just want my SUV lowered, and my dad needs some ideas how he could do it, thanks!

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3 Responses to Best way to lower 4×4 SUV with leaf springs?

  1. boogie_4wheel May 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Good luck, your gonna need it.

    The rear is easy, remove leafs. Do a spring-under-axle (require welding new spring perches to axle).

    The front is gonna be a pain in the butt! The front is a TTB (Twin Traction Beam), as the suspension compresses, the top of the tires will travel inward, so you will be riding on the inner part of the tires. There is no lowering kit that I'm aware of that will work with the 4wd TTB, but I could be wrong. It would be a custom suspension job on the front. It isn't a simple cut the springs type of job!

    If you cut the front springs (or heat them), or replace with shorter springs, the tires will wear on the inner edges, and the handling will suck.
    You may be able to find a drop spindle for a Ranger, but I don't know if it is compatible with the 4WD knuckle.

  2. salrobyn123 May 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    swicth the leaf spring from on top of the axle to the bottom requirs a little welding

  3. jammilitary1 May 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    for the rear u can do what they call an axle flip wich u take the rear axle from under the springs and put it on top of them "you do have to remove the spring mounts and re weld on bottom" but the will give u approx 5" of drop on the rear for the front u can get shorter coil springs or shorten them urself by heating them and smashing them down