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ybnormal70 03-30-2012 11:58 PM

My 2003 Quad Cab lowering and parts install
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These are most of the parts that I have ready to go onto the Dodge Ram. I'm doing a Mcgaughy's 4/6 lowering kit, Belltech rear sway bar kit, Pacesetter headers, stage 8 locking hardware for headers, Mcgaughy's airbag helper springs and Belltech street performance shocks. Also new upper control arms and lower ball joints. Sway bar bushings and new bump stops all around.

ybnormal70 03-30-2012 11:59 PM

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Here are some more pics of the parts.

ybnormal70 03-31-2012 12:01 AM

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Here are some pics of starting the install.

ybnormal70 03-31-2012 12:03 AM

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Starting the front end.

ybnormal70 03-31-2012 12:05 AM

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Some pics of the headers during the install.

ybnormal70 03-31-2012 12:07 AM

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This is how the truck set with the complete Mcgaughy's 4/6 drop. As you can tell the front was going to rub. The tires are 305/35/24 all around. Wheels are 24x9.5 w/13mm offset.

ybnormal70 03-31-2012 12:08 AM

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To fix the front from rubbing I tried adding a cheap Advance auto coil spring spacer, but that didn't cut it. I ended up reinstalling the factory coils and basically have a 2/5 drop with the rear aired up at 30psi.

ybnormal70 03-31-2012 12:09 AM

I'm still debating on trying to buy a good 1" spacer to add the 2" lowered coil springs back. I believe I can get 3" on the front without any trouble. Just debating on cutting the stock coils a little or trying the spacer. Decisions, decisions.

Also since I have the airbag helpers in the rear, I did not install the c-notch. I have over 2" of travel before it hits my new bump stops. That is with just 30psi of air. I have over 4" of clearance if I air them up more. I have yet to have it bottom out yet.

I forgot to mention that I also did the DIY: Tranny Line Pressure Booster. That really made a difference in the way the truck shifts. Very fast and firm. Not jerky or anything. Sometimes I couldn't even tell that it shifted except for the rpms changing.

I also installed a non-fouler on my rear o2 sensor, so hopefully my check engine light will stay off also.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.



02QB 05-11-2012 01:18 AM

If you dont use the coils lmk. Also a few other questions. Did you feel a increase on the headers? And how hard are the helper bags too install?

ybnormal70 05-11-2012 06:47 AM

Ok I will. I did buy the 1" spacer and plan to try to install them again to see if that works with my setup. I'm not 100% sure on the headers. The truck definitely sounds better and seems to rev a little easier/faster. the helper bags were easy to install while doing the flip kit. It is a pretty straight forward kit with good directions.



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