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Old 03-11-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Have you ever heard of suspension parts by Mcgaughy? and are they any goog?

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Copied and pasted from a area you can't see bro!


2/4 Drop
pretty much the 2/4 kits are all pretty much the same, i would go with a belltech set up

For the front:
Depending on the cash that you have to spend, you have a couple options to lower the front. Most commonly for a 2" drop, drop coils are used. i personally would not go this route as for the most part your ride quality will begin to get and worse over time.

THe option, and more viable option that i would choose is the McGaughy's 2" drop spindle. NOTE:McGaughy's makes two different spindles. There is a 16"+ spindle that will work on all wheels 16" and larger. However, these 16"+ spindles will decrease your turning radius. The better of the option would be to run their 17"+ spindles. These spindles can be used on all wheels 17" and larger. Also note, if you are running 17" wheels, you'll have to grind down the stud on your balljoint directly below the nut & cotter pin on it. Although this doesn't sound ideal, these spindles retain a factory-like ride and also keep the stock turning radius. Belltech also makes spindles.

Back: It is a much simpler project to take on, for a 4" drop in the back, drop shackles and hangers can be installed. With the hangers (only on RCs and ECs. CCs hangers are welded to the frame) you'll have to remove the old hangers that are riveted to the frame. This is most commonly done by cuting a slot in the rivet and using an air chisel to bust the rivet from the frame.

Also lowering leafs can be used. These will affect towing capacity though


4/6 Drop

Front: The DJM 4/6 kit that consists of 4" LCA's and a flip kit for a rear.

Another option for 4" of drop in the front is to use McGaughy's 2" drop spindles and a 2" coil spring. Both of these are previously discussed under the 2/4 section. This is the more general route that people take. most cost effective as well


For the rear, the 6" drop is usually done by a flip kit. The flip kit relocates the rear axle on top of the leaf springs. For an extended cab, you'll need to get the carrier bearing as well since you have a 2 piece drive shaft. You can also use drop shackles for 8" of drop.

Also, you can use a combination of drop hangers, lowering leafs, and drop shackles to achieve the 6" in the back but the flip kit is BY FAR the easiest method.

NOTE: With any more than 4" of drop in the rear you will want to cnotch the chassis, allowing the axle more room to travel.

Also here are the part numbers for the Doetsch Tech shocks to be used with the 4/6:
4080G for the front.
Use 4173G for left side & 4241G for the right side for the back.

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:28 AM   #3
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I think i might go with a belltech kit. I found one for around 800 dollars. It would be a 4" in the front, and a 6" drop in the rear. The kit includes 2"coil drop spindles, 2"front coil springs, and a 6" rear flip kit. The kit Includes both front and rear nitro drop shocks.

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Old 03-13-2008, 01:23 PM   #4
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Sounds like the best bet honky! 2" coils and 2" spindels with a 6" flip kit. Get that shit ordered, and will install it and thow them twanks on it!

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Old 03-15-2008, 05:13 AM   #5
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sounds good brother.

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