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see thats what I want to know, I don't mind a rougher ride as long as I get better handling. My Pontiac is a little rough but handles great for a boat

if I do the flip in the rear will that improve handling? or just drop it? are 2" lower springs better then spindles as far as handling? I realize there are lots of threads about the topic, I searched but did not find the results I'm looking for.

again looking for better handling not just lower truck.
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I think that as long as you get good sway bars front and rear as well as some really good shocks the truck will handle better. The main thing with the Hotckis kit was lowering the center of gravity and combining that with Bilstien shocks and some nice beefy sway bars.

I tried spindles on the front on my truck and since I still had the Hotchkis sway bars it was nice but I had issues with the spindles and wheel offset so I had to remove them.
I currently have drop arms in the front and a flip out back. I am using Drop Nitro shocks and still have the Hotckis sway bars. It rides nice and handles well for being a brick on wheels.
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I think that as long as you get good sway bars front and rear as well as some really good shocks the truck will handle better. The main thing with the Hotckis kit was lowering the center of gravity and combining that with Bilstien shocks and some nice beefy sway bars.

I tried spindles on the front on my truck and since I still had the Hotchkis sway bars it was nice but I had issues with the spindles and wheel offset so I had to remove them.
I currently have drop arms in the front and a flip out back. I am using Drop Nitro shocks and still have the Hotckis sway bars. It rides nice and handles well for being a brick on wheels.
I'll try that first, thanks
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this is my old truck, hotkis kit nothing better
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this is my old truck, hotkis kit nothing better
looks good, thanks
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