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TXBOI1982 04-05-2012 10:00 PM

Best way to lower my '05 1500 4dr?
Hey I want to lower my '05 1500 4dr SLT but I want to do it right with as few problems as possible. I've got a guy trying to talk me into a BellTech 2"-5" drop kit with the front spring/shock and rear flip kit. I want it to be as level as possible, I definitely do not want the rear lower than the front and I don't want it to ride like a tank. I've got 22" rims all the way around with super hard street tires and hate that I can feel every bump in the road already, I dont want it to get any worse. I just rolled over 100,000 miles with no suspension work done at all so I need to get it done asap. Also, should I get the optional BellTech rear swaybar? Please Help. Thanks Everyone.

TheSatinPumpkin 04-05-2012 10:12 PM

it will still ride the same with the drop but better shocks may provide some assistance as well as your sidewall ratio.
Drop + rear sway bar will make a big difference in cornering.
inspect your perches and weld if needed.

CdnoilRAM 04-05-2012 11:07 PM

I'll assume a 2wd, and if it's the case, the belltech will be fine. I'm a fan of McGaughy's kit, but you may want to consider 3/5 as the 2/5 may put the rear lower. The rear sway bar will make a difference in the body roll around corners, but it will cause you to slide around a bit more on the seat.

I would highly recommend swapping your shocks, the stock shocks are horrible and mine were seeping oil. After my shock swap the ride was night and day different, even with my 22s with 40 series rubber.

GregInAtl 04-06-2012 04:30 PM

It is impossible to drop an 05 4dr...dont even try. ;)

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