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I know the crew cabs have welded hangers, but I got a great deal on a set of 2" drop hangers. Is it a bad idea to grind/cut the factory hangers off and re-weld the drop hangers on? thanks in advance.

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i dont see why not. if anyone can give me a good reason why they wouldnt please do? i know people that cut and weld new hangers all the time. wouldnt hurt to box them in alill more though. put 4x gr 8 bolts in them and then weld the sides.
 

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The frame doesn't quite line up the same as the riveted hangers...so your going to need to measure to make sure your going to obtain a drop with the after market hangers.
 

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The frame doesn't quite line up the same as the riveted hangers...so your going to need to measure to make sure your going to obtain a drop with the after market hangers.
Exactly, it's not the same as with the riveted ones at all. Please don't cheap out and do this...... Get a flip kit or drop leafs or something.
 

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I guess I will just sell the hangers then. the rear is already lowered 4 inches via block removal and shackles. I only purchased them because $39 for brand new DJM shackles and Hanger kit seemed like a good deal.
 

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Is it the NBS (Classics) as specified in your signature? If it is then go ahead and do it. People change the front hangers all the time on the NBS (99-06 and 07 Classics) trucks. I think the guys were thinking you had a NNBS (07-to current).
 

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Is it the NBS (Classics) as specified in your signature? If it is then go ahead and do it. People change the front hangers all the time on the NBS (99-06 and 07 Classics) trucks. I think the guys were thinking you had a NNBS (07-to current).
Nope, the hangers on NBS std and ext cab are riveted on, so there is no problem punching out the rivets and putting in new hangers. Crew cabs on the other hand are welded on, so they are not as easily removed.
 

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Nope, the hangers on NBS std and ext cab are riveted on, so there is no problem punching out the rivets and putting in new hangers. Crew cabs on the other hand are welded on, so they are not as easily removed.
Thanks for the Clarification I thought it was the same for all the NBS trucks. Sorry for the mis-information. :crazy:
 

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It is an 07 classic. It's not really a big deal that I cant use them. I will just sell them and buy a 3 inch lowering spring, or figure something out. thanks for the input from everyone

-Evan
 

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why are people on here afraid to pick up a grinder and welder. its not hard to do that. hell i have shackles i build for a FORD on my GMC. so instead of remounting factory suspension with close to factory geometry, everyone is saying take the easy and more expensive way out.

its essentially the same as using lowering spindles over drop coils. spindles being equal to hangers and coils being equal to drop leafs.

if your just looking for a 2 inch drop and dont have them allready id say get some drop shackles.
 

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that would make sense. if none of the holes like up dont bother. i kinda got that from the way people are talkin but couldnt make sure because everyone seems to be making a big deal about how it cant be done or something like that.
 

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Pics of a crew cab welded hanger?

I'm sure it can be done.



....and that means nothing.

I would take pics of the hangers, but my truck has been at the dealership for the past 3 weeks after the cigarette lighter melted the wiring harness for the truck.. maybe someone else can throw some pictures up.
 
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