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they seem to know what they are talkin about and looks like they have some nice stuff built. But i guess it all comes down to how much money are you willing to spend. It looks like if you want just the frame and you bolt/weld your stuff all on its $1900 and if you want it setup to the suspension its upwards of $5000 and thats for there hot rod setups. and thats just the frame my man. You still have to do all the work on your cab and bed and moving fuse box, hydroboost, tubing firiewall etc... Other people will chime in but thats just for starters
 

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they seem to know what they are talkin about and looks like they have some nice stuff built. But i guess it all comes down to how much money are you willing to spend. It looks like if you want just the frame and you bolt/weld your stuff all on its $1900 and if you want it setup to the suspension its upwards of $5000 and thats for there hot rod setups. and thats just the frame my man. You still have to do all the work on your cab and bed and moving fuse box, hydroboost, tubing firiewall etc... Other people will chime in but thats just for starters
so its good stuff just expensive..? cause id have to do all that stuff anyways right..? could i have the same outcome if i were to just channel the cab and get new front and rear suspension built and still be reliable for a daily.. and when i say daily i mean like 20-30 miles a day.. what are the main benifits of having a full chassis built besides doing it the other ways..?
 

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you don't NEED a full frame, you can have a VERY reliable daily with simple modifications done to the chassis, for A LOT less money
 

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those are two different types of bodydrops... you can do a stock floor with you stock frame.. you can just do a firewall back frame. or you can channel it. you can also do a traditional bodydrop
 

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those are two different types of bodydrops... you can do a stock floor with you stock frame.. you can just do a firewall back frame. or you can channel it. you can also do a traditional bodydrop
how hard is it to do a firewall back frame..? im looking to lay hard rocker on 24's.. lookin for about 4 inches total bd.. whats the best way to do that..?
 

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so your going to be cutting your rockers? cause 4 inchs in about the first bodyline after pinch. a firewall back bodydrop would just be using your front clip and making the rest of the frame. so you need to know what your doing..know matter what you need to know what your doing.. the easiest bodydrop to do would be a traditional or a channel..
 

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Why 4"? 2.75 is rocker, so that's what - midway into the rocker? Why?
what he said....

3.25 tops...you can cut and cap the rockers to give it a lower affect but if its a daily and you prolly dont want to tackle that job...

channeling will prolly be your best bet in your situation....
 

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what he said....

3.25 tops...you can cut and cap the rockers to give it a lower affect but if its a daily and you prolly dont want to tackle that job...

channeling will prolly be your best bet in your situation....
yea need to keep it a daily.. so 3 should be doable and keep it reliable..? with a 2.75 or 3 inch channel will i be able to run 35 series tires on 24s..?
 

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You don't need a full frame...but the benefits of one are very very nice. You can get alot more plus's out of your truck...I full framed mine and I won't own another bagged truck that isn't full framed. Fender checking and fender to wheel clearance problems are a thing of the past for me...I won't get into the details because supposedly it is bashing but it's nice being able to set your ride height and drive. If you have the cash...and don't mind spending it. Get you a full frame and ask them to narrow the front track width an 1.5 on both sides...so a total of 3 inches. Gaurantee you'll love it...
 

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And if done right...the amount of BD...or the size of your wheels won't be an issue whether it is "dailyable" or not. Long as whatever wheel you run...fits under the hood of whatever BD you do...your golden.
 

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yea need to keep it a daily.. so 3 should be doable and keep it reliable..? with a 2.75 or 3 inch channel will i be able to run 35 series tires on 24s..?

i guess it all depends on your budget.....

what you need to do is take a straight edge and place it under the frame and measure from the rocker panel to the straight edge and thats how much you need to body drop it.... you could go more than that but you DO NOT want your cab sitting lower than your frame cuz you WILL crush the rocker panel causing you more work in the end....

and about the 35 series tire, it all depends on wheel offset, lift capabilties, ride height, do you want to raise it while turning or keep it hammered.... these are all questions in which you need to figure out....there are alot more too it than that but these are just the basics....

theoretically, yes, you can but like i said its all in preference....
 
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