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Old 03-15-2013, 10:43 PM
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Just to be on the safe side, I contacted Ground Force and ordered just the front springs, so even if the spindles don't work out I'll be swapping in the springs while it's all apart. I'll sell whichever doesn't go in.
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keep me updated..
also , note if the kit has a track bar relocate braket..
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Anything happen yet? I'm curious to know how this worked out.
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Unfortunately, no; the parts are sitting in the storage locker and the weather's been too crappy out to do anything more than install my projector headlamps.
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Gents, I have some good info for ya'll. I have installed R/T spindles on my 12 RCSB 4x4 Express and a rear ground force lowering kit. Only issue is that the rear is now sitting 3/4 of an inch lower than the front. So now I am not sure what I am going to do to get the front lowered another 1.5 inches... Also, for those that say a adjustable trac bar is not needed when you install the GF rear drop they must need their eyes checked. The rear axel shifted about 3/8" (maybe 1/2") to the passenger side.
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I did my swap. The McG's 2" drop spindles combined with the GF 2" drop springs really do a number on the CV joints and upper ball joint. I've been told by another member that the 2wd front spindles with the springs take it down 3" and doesn't stress the CV joints. Seeing that he's running a turbo'd ram I'm inclined to believe that he knows that they can handle the stress. My solution to keep the 4/6 drop with functional 4wd is to use Kore high angle CVs, and the Michigan Metal Works upper control arms with a uniball joint.

The rear 2wd drop kit and springs work just fine, but being that low definitely requires a notch, I'm riding around with the bumpstops firmly planted into the frame and axle. The adjustable panhard bar or the relocation bracket is a must when bringing it down any amount.
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thanks for the help!
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