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Ok I have an 09 crew cab.. the two I'm choosing from are belltech coils or mcgaughys with the spindles in the front and coils in rear. I really don't want to sacrifice ride quality and I'm kinda wondering if the coils in the front would mess the ride up because of the angle being changed on the control arms... Should I do spindles or coils in the front? Price difference is about 200$ (coils cheaper)
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Either work just fine with little to no decrease in ride quality.
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the reduction in ride quality is due to the springs, not the slight suspension geometry change

swapping stiffer springs onto ANY vehicle will worsen the ride quality,
but improve th handling some, provided the shocks/struts are still in good shape...

lowering the truck will reduce sway and lean too,
making the ride more controlled and less SUV-like tossing side2side

the McG 4/2 economy kit has springs which are *close* in spring rate to the OE
(rears may actually be softer?) so the change in ride quality is small, but noticeable

if yur REALLY concerned with ride quality then get the deluxe kit with spindles
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Thanks! if it wont be a significant difference then i'll just go with springs, why pay 200$ more for something that will perform the same.. thanks again for thte quick response
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I have lowered an 11 RT, 2012 Crew Sort and just ordered another Bell Tech. Kit for my 2014 RT. there is a dealer on here with great prices, Bully's Performance. I have had no major issues but want you to know the rear is where the ride quality suffers. If you don't use the airlift 1000 helper bags you will bottom out. People might state that one kit or another with prevent this but I would count on it. Nothing terrible but the helper bag removes about 99% of the issue and allows you to adjust if you are pulling a trailer or hauling something. Well worth the minor time it takes to shoot some air in or take out. These trucks look great lowered. I think I have posted pictures of both if you look for my posts.
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+1 on the Airlift 1000 bags for the rear (use Durango application for lowered 1500)

it virtually eliminates bottoming out and should be considered a 'must-do' when doing a rear drop IMO
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