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dixieram 12-04-2011 10:38 PM

Crew cab rear 2" drop springs
 
Just an FYI for anyone with a quad/crew cab. Ground force is now making 2" drop springs for our trucks It's kit #91214. Mudflaps has the best deal on them right now.

mikeb33 12-16-2011 09:55 PM

I see it comes with shocks. Seems odd to need shocks at a 2" drop.
My new truck is 3" higher in the rear, do they have a kit for that?

SS4Luck 12-18-2011 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeb33 (Post 675538)
I see it comes with shocks. Seems odd to need shocks at a 2" drop.
My new truck is 3" higher in the rear, do they have a kit for that?

Get the 2" drop and cruise that for a week or two and let the springs settle. If it's still to high in the back start cutting 1/2 a coil off at a time till you get your desired ride height

pittz5 12-20-2011 09:24 AM

when you lower the rear of a 4wd is there anything else you need to do.....like align driveline? Is it easier on truck parts then say a front level kit. obviously there is no need to align wheels. I am looking at this kit pretty seriously just not sure if there is anything else I need to watch out for. Is it hard on 4wd system? Ive search the forum but cant come up with much info.

snrusnak 12-20-2011 09:42 AM

Quote:

when you lower the rear of a 4wd is there anything else you need to do.....like align driveline? Is it easier on truck parts then say a front level kit. obviously there is no need to align wheels. I am looking at this kit pretty seriously just not sure if there is anything else I need to watch out for. Is it hard on 4wd system? Ive search the forum but cant come up with much info.
Lowering the rear is much better/easier on the suspension than lifting the front. Lowering the rear 2" really has no adverse effects. Granted the axle will be offset a hair due to having a panhard bar, but you're talking less than a half inch, and probably even smaller, so it's really not a big deal at all.

Also, if you cut coils I would really underestimate when you cut, as you can always cut more, but can't do anything if you cut too much. If you only need 0.5" to 1" I wouldn't cut half coils at a time I'd do more like 1/4 coils at a time.

ramrt1993 12-20-2011 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeb33 (Post 675538)
I see it comes with shocks. Seems odd to need shocks at a 2" drop.
My new truck is 3" higher in the rear, do they have a kit for that?

I have a Groundforce 2" kit for my truck. The front of the truck actually becomes a little higher after the drop. My truck is only 1/2" lower in the front now. It looks 100% level.
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...ns/photo-2.jpg
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...ns/photo-3.jpg

ramrt1993 12-20-2011 06:58 PM

Oh, and I really recommend just getting the drop kit instead of cutting your coils. You get good quality shocks and springs, and its worth the money in my opinion.

snrusnak 12-20-2011 09:31 PM

That looks great ramrt!

pittz5 12-20-2011 11:18 PM

thanks for the responses guys. Ramrt your truck looks great!! I love the level look for sure and im tired of lifted look so I really want to go the direction you did this time. snrusnak, thanks for the info, do you know if I should expect any shutter or driveline shake with it being off that little bit? I found the GF kit on Jegs for 359 and that seems pretty good. Thanks again guys

mikeb33 12-21-2011 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by pittz5 (Post 678298)
thanks for the responses guys. Ramrt your truck looks great!! I love the level look for sure and im tired of lifted look so I really want to go the direction you did this time. snrusnak, thanks for the info, do you know if I should expect any shutter or driveline shake with it being off that little bit? I found the GF kit on Jegs for 359 and that seems pretty good. Thanks again guys

$289 at Mudflaps: http://mudflaps.com/i-7251566-ground...-drop-kit.html


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