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Old 09-10-2013, 01:42 PM
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I would like to do a 2/4 drop on my new sport, but I was wondering if there is any pinion angle concerns that I need to address? I have not really seen any threads addressing this.
Also, did your rear wheels stay centered in the rear wheel wells with a 4" drop in the rear? Rear panhard bar drop bracket and optional adjustable panhard optional if you want to ensure the rear axle is perfectly centered; got it. I was wondering if I should be thinking about adjustable upper/lower control arms?
I had a mildly lifted Jeep (2.5 coil) and these were all things I had to take care of. Now I am going the lowered route with my Ram and I want to make sure I get it right the first time.
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Wow! With all the guys running 2/4 drops I figured I would have recieved some feedback to my question(s). Come on guys, enlighten me with your knowledge/experiance.
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I can give you input based on the perspective of a 2004 ram that I had. I had a 2 door 2wd sport with the hemi in it that I lowered 2-4 and then swapped out the stock 60 series tires for 50 series tires. This lowered the truck a total of close to 3.5" up front and 5.5" in the back. It certainly looked sick, but I ended up having issues with u-joints all the damn time because the driveline didn't line up correctly.

Now I know this is different for the 13's compared to a 2004, but I CAN say that when lowering, just as when lifting, do what you can that allows you to adjust the driveline to the correct angle. The biggest concern is having the ability to align the front and back end, and with a 2-4 you shouldn't have these worries.
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As an 11 owner dropped I have no issues with my truck as far as pinion angle goes, and I've never seen anyone else with a 4th gen complain about that either bud
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Thanks for the feedback Deep Water. This is good to know; maybe why I have not really seen any threads about owners complaining about pinion angles. I am a bit OCD with my rides and I know from having a Wrangler that replacing one or two things suspension wise will/can impact the ride due to geometry changes. Some are cool with it, but I want to minimize premature wear on other components. Up with the Jeep; down with the Ram. Thanks again.
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