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Old 03-14-2013, 11:31 AM
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Hi all
I am lowering my new Ram sport crew cab, 4x4...
Thinking about a kit from Ground Force -9984..
Anyone have input, good, bad, ....
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Have the same kit on mine. Had it about 6 months, so far no complaints it rides just a bit rougher since I have 22's on there now, but well worth it for the look
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Nice truck ...Thats the look i am after thanks..
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The gf kit works, but the McGaughy's 2wd kit will also work. I will be installing my McG's kit in a few weeks.
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Save your money unless your truck is a 2wd...I purchased this kit ( McGaughys ) for my truck, the front springs are different, 2wd springs are larger in diameter. They will not fit into the the coil over struts...
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Ah, good to know about the springs; I went with the spindles, I know they're the same.
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Ah, good to know about the springs; I went with the spindles, I know they're the same.
How low will this kit get you? The GF kit is 2/3 right?
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Ah, good to know about the springs; I went with the spindles, I know they're the same.

What is the part number for the kit with spindles..I like the spindle option better than just springs..Was told the 2wd spindles where different, and there wasn`t anyone offering lowering spindles for a 4wd...Thanks for the input guys...
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What is the part number for the kit with spindles..I like the spindle option better than just springs..Was told the 2wd spindles where different, and there wasn`t anyone offering lowering spindles for a 4wd...Thanks for the input guys...
I have been told there is no difference in the spindles between the 2wd and the 4wd except the location of the axle hole and steering arm lug, which needs to be relocated if you're dropping a 4wd with spindles anyway. I'm going to give this a try and see how it goes and I can let you know the results. If the weather's good next week I'll be doing the swap.

The McG's deluxe kit number is 44050 our you can get just the spindles 44001.
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I have been told there is no difference in the spindles between the 2wd and the 4wd except the location of the axle hole and steering arm lug, which needs to be relocated if you're dropping a 4wd with spindles anyway. I'm going to give this a try and see how it goes and I can let you know the results. If the weather's good next week I'll be doing the swap.

The McG's deluxe kit number is 44050 our you can get just the spindles 44001.

Thanks and please let us now how you made out.....you might save me some head aches..
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