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Don't agree I run McGaughys spindle kit and my wheels do not stick out...
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Because price comparison is'nt even close once you factor in decent shocks. Stock shocks are not designed to to operate in a lowered position. They will fail, it's just a matter of when, not if.
I don't agree what are you going to pay for the relocator bracket when or if BT ever comes out with one? I doubt they are just going to ship them for free.. I have bought four Mcgaughys kits in the past five years and have never had a problem with the factory shocks.. I dont think you are giving these oem shocks a chance they are much better than they were in the past. I have worked in chrysler parts on the tech counter for 15 years and have never seen one fail on lowered applications.. My father has a 2008 Ram with almost 90,000 miles with a Mcgaughys 2-4 drop still has the same factory shocks never had one fail.. The only time I personally have seen one fail is on extreme drops or airbag dropped trucks. Had a 1998 frontier with airbags in the front relocated Beltech shocks and they failed because I drove it to low all the time and the shocks would bottom out.. anyway didn't mean to thread jack you I just don't understand why everyone here is so behind Beltech I agree they are a great company I have used there kits in the past just think they missed the boat on the Rams....
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Your wheels don't stick out. Looks lower than a 2" drop though. Do you have lowering springs also? More pics!
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I like the stance, looks very good. Is that their spring and spindle drop? How close are you to the frame in the rear? Any bottoming out? Any other info you care to give?

Thanks !!

Just found your other post. Disregard the above, except the part about it looking good.
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That looks HAWT!

That's the exact look I'm going for in my truck, which will likely ride on SRT-10 22s...

Hope I can do that with 4WD (wasn't sure what your truck was)?
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That looks HAWT!

That's the exact look I'm going for in my truck, which will likely ride on SRT-10 22s...

Hope I can do that with 4WD (wasn't sure what your truck was)?

Im working on getting a set of 22's right now so well see how it looks when I change over. I do not know if Belltech makes a 4WD kit but I thing Mcgaughy does possibly.

thanks on the compliments. I am pretty happy with the way it looks.
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I'm working on getting a set of 22's right now so we'll see how it looks when I change over. I do not know if Belltech makes a 4WD kit but I thing Mcgaughy does possibly.

thanks on the compliments. I am pretty happy with the way it looks.
If it looks that good on 20s it will look that much better on 22s no doubt!

I'm definitely leaning towards the McGaughy kit with Spohn's adjustable rear panhard bar. Just need to figure out shocks and anti-sway bars and I'll be good to go! I want this truck to handle like a mofo (still needs to be able to tow too, up to 8K pounds on rare occasions).

Not gonna lie either...UNBROKEN's my hero. I'm a diesel nerd (just got out of my second Ford diesel...in addition to a SRT-10 QC before too) and know how he rolls, so I've been paying attention to his posts in particular too...
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Unbroken definitely is paying attention to detail with his truck. I would not hesitate to take his advice on anything. If you plan to tow at all then I would STRONGLY suggest a set of helper bags. I bottom out fairly easy with the set up I have now. I will end up getting upgraded sway bars eventually but I think the rear pan hard bar re locator is more important. Its nothing something that is super-bad but it drives me crazy to have the side to side motion when going over small bumps.
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Unbroken definitely is paying attention to detail with his truck. I would not hesitate to take his advice on anything. If you plan to tow at all then I would STRONGLY suggest a set of helper bags. I bottom out fairly easy with the set up I have now. I will end up getting upgraded sway bars eventually but I think the rear pan hard bar re locator is more important. Its nothing something that is super-bad but it drives me crazy to have the side to side motion when going over small bumps.
Point taken, thanks! I'm definitely getting the air bags, just need to make sure I get the right ones. I rarely tow my big trailer, mostly a 7x14 V-nose dual axle (w/electric brakes) with 2 motorcycles, and that's not very often either.
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