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Man, I've been reading and reading trying to make sense of this thing but to no avail. I've got a little '13 regular cab express that I'm wanting to drop a 2" rear drop into and tuck 22's. But my limited knowledge of 4 links tell me that when I drop the ass 2" its going to change the geometry on my panhard bar. Is there an all inclusive kit that will help me center that axle back up side to side under my truck after the 2" drop (springs, shocks, and either a panhard drop bracket, or adjustable bar or both)? Also I see alot of talk about correcting poor factory 4 link geometry's, can someone possible sum this up for my simple mind lol? I want this thing dialed in as best I can but I also work offshore and don't have access to my truck but 10 days out of the month. Eventually I'd like to make this thing run hard, but still be reliable as it is my transportation to and from work which is about 132 miles one way. Also just as an added tidbit of information, I'm only going with a 2" drop because anything more aggressive won't work with me living in a rural area and frequent travel up and down dirt roads. Any and ALL advice would be greatly appreciated guys.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:30 PM
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Anybody? Part of me wonders if the 2" rear drop is so minimal that it wont affect the side to side location of the axle compared to the frame, is that possible?
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I just put a Ground Force 2" rear drop on my 12' Ram Express. All that was changed was the rear springs and shocks. That's suppose to cause trouble with my Ram?
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i can sell you a g/f 2'' drop very cheap
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And a 2'' drop wont really effect any thing to much now go lower and thats when things start to need adjusting
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What does too much mean? haha
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past 2 inches youll need the bracket
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That makes me feel uneasy. So what happens when you haul things and the truck comes down more? Does that affect anything? I ask because I just got done hauling some stuff the other day
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That makes me feel uneasy. So what happens when you haul things and the truck comes down more? Does that affect anything? I ask because I just got done hauling some stuff the other day
The same thing that happens when a stock truck carries a heavy load, the geometry changes. It's designed to work this way, and unless you carry a heavy load permanently it's nothing to worry about.
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i can sell you a g/f 2'' drop very cheap
If you can PM your info or even cell I'd appreciate it, I'm definitely interested in that 2" rear drop but will be away from my computer for a few days
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