Lowering 4wd?

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  1. Gmoney15

    Gmoney15 TYF Newbie

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    Hey all. I’ve had tons of lowered silverados and I’m looking at buying an 07 Tahoe to lower like 2/4. I cam across a great deal on one but it’s a 4wd. I know you can lower it but are there any pros or cons to doing so? Or can I remove the driveshaft and axles since I probably not use it very much? Is the mpg or tire wear worse with 4wd? Thanks in advance
     
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    Def don't remove the axles. IMG_0598.jpg IMG_0599.jpg
     
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    With only a 2" drop, you can keep it 4WD. I recommend spindles for this. MPG is rated (I think) something negligible like 1 MPG less than 2WD. Tire wear should be the same as a 2WD since the suspension is essentially the same.
     
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    Not sure the about the rear end set up on these. I lowered my 09 Sierra 4wd. It was 6/8. Still had the axles in and worked too[​IMG]

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    Mine is AWD and lowered 4/6 with no issues at all. Aligned properly and drives great with no vibrations at all.
     
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    nice. Is your truck lowered on arms and spindles?
     
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    Springs, struts, and spindles. My current truck will be lowered with 6" arms. The ride quality wasn't that great. Hoping this route will be better

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    Oh ok thanks. Yeah the spring and strut combo probably made it too stiff.
     
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    This makes me feel better for sure. Going Saturday to pick one up and lowering it next day!
     
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    i have the complete kit with rear endlinks/bumpstops and shocks all around 850 shipped. Also 150 mail in rebate after.

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