To get 5" of front drop you need to replace the Twin I-Beams with a set of aftermarket drop beams available from many sources. Some of the aftermarket builders make quality parts, some make total junk. You'll need to do some serious research as to brands before you buy.
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You will hear a great deal of mythology about Ford front ends. What ever you do, DO NOT listen to anyone who says you must cut and weld the I-beams. This will weaken and ruin the suspension. Similarly, if anyone says you have to heat the I-beams and bend them to align he front end, find a shop that actually knows how to align F series trucks. It is done with replaceable cams, adjustable sleeves and bushings.
I've heard that heating them up and bending was a very bad idea so I don't plan on persueing that option at all. What sites would I be looking at for the lowerin I-Beams. I did some serious searching already and couldn't find any lowering ones. Any help would be greatful.
I thought that ford i-beams could be straightened the same way as semi front and trailer axles? A large hydraulic jack and some chains? No heat required or desired.
Yeah, you can tenderize meat by beating it with a hammer too, instead of cooking it in a closed pan for a long time in a medium temp oven. The question is whether you are satisfied with the results you get.