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I have been lurking and searching for about 3 days and can't come up with a definite answer so I turn to you all.*
I have the 2013 ram 1500 express crew cab and I am looking for the 2/4 drop for it.*Several say reg and quad but nothing about crew cab.
I have read and seen several of the kits that "work" but some prevent the truck from being aligned back to factory specs, some where the wheel shifts forward in the wheel well and some where the rear end shifts to the passenger side causing it to track weird on the road.*
Have any of the kits been "updated" to accommodate for these problems.*
I really like the mcgaughy 2/4 economy drop but their page specifically states it is not for 2013 models. With scrapin the coast coming up I need to get things going. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hey guys,*
My name is nick*
I have been lurking and searching for about 3 days and can't come up with a definite answer so I turn to you all.*
I have the 2013 ram 1500 express crew cab and I am looking for the 2/4 drop for it.*Several say reg and quad but nothing about crew cab.
I have read and seen several of the kits that "work" but some prevent the truck from being aligned back to factory specs, some where the wheel shifts forward in the wheel well and some where the rear end shifts to the passenger side causing it to track weird on the road.*
Have any of the kits been "updated" to accommodate for these problems.*
I really like the mcgaughy 2/4 economy drop but their page specifically states it is not for 2013 models. With scrapin the coast coming up I need to get things going. Thanks in advance for any help.

Pretty sure the 09-up kits will fit the 13's as well. Both Mcgaughys and Belltech have kits w/ bracket to correct rear end issue. I would go with BT kit since theirs includes shocks also. As far as alignment, it's close. Some say they get it back to spec while others say almost. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Thanks man. I was curious about the right and left shift. I also know the rear end will shift forward.... Does that affect anything other than appearance?
And what would be needed to correct that?
Upper and lower rear control arms?
I noticed in your sig your truck. It is nice man. What is an SG drop?

IDK to go with the mcgaughy enco drop or the belltech 963nd or sp.:..
People say with either drop you cannot pull a trailer at all.... That sucks.

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The control arms would re-center the wheel and allow you to tweak the pinion angle. SG is a side-grinder, I cut my springs to drop it, lol. If you use the Durango airbags you should be able to tow a trailer. I think the BT rear springs are a little stiffer which would help too.
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Ok. Well I am going to my local shop tomorrow. Going with the belltech kit and rear helper bags. No compressor though just a valve to let out and add. The pinion angle isn't too bad with this kit right?
The dealership told me they will honor my warranty (other than what is replaced) as long as that angle is not substantial...
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I think you'll be fine good luck!
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Alright well my local shop ordered me the mcgaughy 2/4 economy drop today. Also ordered my airlift bags for the rear. Total for both installed is $700. Should be in by next week.
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Did you get the Durango airbags?
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He couldn't get them. We ordered the airlift bags with a quick connect valve. I will most likely add a compressor later
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The airlift bags designed for our trucks won't work in a lowered application. That's why you need the Durango bags, their shorter.
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