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pa03hemi 05-11-2010 06:44 PM

03 2wd shackle help
 
Just bought a 2003 2wd ram hemi and need some help. I am wanting to lower the rear so it sits level with the front. My question is do I go with a 2" drop shackle and remove the helper spring? Also is one brand better than another one(djm,groundforce,belltech,etc...). Thanks alot for the help and any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

chithead 05-11-2010 07:31 PM

Can't really say a whole lot about the brands, I took a chance and went with a "budget friendly" shackle (aka cheap on eBay).

2" drop shackle, I didn't remove the overload spring though. The rear is right over an inch higher than the front now instead of 4 inches higher.

srtsir 05-12-2010 10:16 AM

Does anyone have write up on installing shackles.....I know its not that hard but it would be nice to have write up with pictures just to have good felling before installing them...Seems like a lot of people install shackles on their rams.....So next time someone installs them if they can please provide picture how to...Im installing mine but have no clue how to do it so I couldnt do write up

chithead 05-12-2010 10:26 AM

That's a great idea!

blk mopar 05-12-2010 05:58 PM

you didnt throw those on yet...eee

droshemiram 05-12-2010 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by pa03hemi (Post 214600)
Just bought a 2003 2wd ram hemi and need some help. I am wanting to lower the rear so it sits level with the front. My question is do I go with a 2" drop shackle and remove the helper spring? Also is one brand better than another one(djm,groundforce,belltech,etc...). Thanks alot for the help and any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I know a guy who did what you are asking and It looks good rides better in his opinion,but hes load capacity whent down. heres a picture of it.

srtsir 05-12-2010 08:05 PM

no blk mopar I havent yet

pa03hemi 05-18-2010 04:00 PM

just lowered the truck using McGaughys Drop Shackle part #44002 and removed the overload spring. sits pretty damn level, very happy with the stance.

Lmood 05-18-2010 09:12 PM

:worthless:

pa03hemi 05-19-2010 09:03 AM

after pics
 
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After installing 2" shackles and removing overload spring.


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