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Old 11-06-2012, 07:05 PM
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I say cut the fronts, 1/2 a coil at a time (1 full coil is about 2"), and buy McGaughy's 2" drop springs for the rear ($200), cutting them to taste. The OE rear springs can't be cut more than 1 coil safely, which is only worth about an inch (trust me, I tried). You don't HAVE to have a panhard bracket, but your axle will be off-center w/ a 2"+ drop in rear. A Spohn adjustable panhard bar will re-center your axle, but it won't fix the geometry problem. Only a relocation bracket can do this (which can only be bought in a kit or fabbed up). You will need shorter end links for the rear. I actually considered going this route, but for $360 bucks I think I'll just get the BellTech kit from Jeg's. It has springs, shocks, end links, and bump stops. I'll just fab my own panhard bracket, unless I can convince BellTech to include one with their kit. If you decide to go the "cut" route let us know how it works out...
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