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Looking into lowering the Ram just a bit. As tall as it is, stock, my wife almost needs step bars to get in. Step bars and sport trucks don't mix well IMO.

So for those that have been around these kits which works better? How is the ride difference in the two kits?
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I'm interested in this also. Mostly because I want to do a 2/3 drop.
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Have not found anyone willing to weigh in on this debate! Seems the most with belltech kits have the wobble due to the rear bar not being in line with the rear end. I have not seen many using the ground force kit, say much good or bad, to get an idea of if they are having any issues.

I had an appointment to have a belltech kit installed with the SP shocks. However after reading that many are having issues I cancelled while I try to find out more info. I may use the Ground Force rear kit 91213 and level the rear. Then change to a 2/4 or 2/3 drop when more is done to correct the pan hard rod issues that create wobble.

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Iīm also interested in this topic. wanna spend my truck (2006, laramie, 1500, 5,7, 4x4) the Ground force Kit 9980. for me it is hard to find out what kind of shocks i have to use.
My problem is that i have to order everything from america (sitting in austria) so i want to make shure to have everything right before i make the order. so any recommendations are welcome.

what i planned is:
Ground force Kit 9980 2" front 4" rear
+ Rancho shocks (5000 - 9000)

i have to replace the left front shock because the oil is running out. my thought was, why spending 2 new shocks for the front axle when i can order a lowering kit.

i think it is not an good idea to run the ground force kit with the original shocks - right?

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I've had both set-ups in my RCSB,the Mchaughy kit might ride a smidge smoother,but that's a big "might".
Look at your panhard brackets,you can relocate the stock bar,by drilling extra holes in both the frame bracket and rearend bracket,and bring the bar back to level.
You'll have to notch both brackets,but it's better then cutting the stock bracket off,and using a relocator kit,this still leaves you the option of returning the truck back to stock.
I have no death wobble on mine,and i've had it wide open several times,using the re-drilled stock brackets .
You'll need a 9/16" drillbit if you do try re-drilling brackets
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Looks like I am going to go with the Ground Force 2/3 (kit 9864). Are there any other suspension items that we should consider swapping out while we are there? First late model Ram and first time lowering a vehicle (or having it lowered).
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I just put the order in for a 2/4 ground force lowering kit (9970) I did a bit of shopping and research and seems to me the belltech have a good kit but the tech at my local custom shop said that the belltech is more so for a 4X2 truck not a 4X4. That was his opinion. most fellas seem to like the groundforce kit to so I went that way, ill post pics and info when I install it
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the wobble comes from the factory sway bar or not having one hellwig will fix that right up
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I did it recently with Groundforce. The sway links get relocated to make sway bar level. Rear shocks come with kit, ordered non adjustable Bilsteins up front. Rides better than stock now. no body roll either. easier to get in. here's a pic.



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That appears (pics are deceiving) lower than a 2/3 drop?

I went by the shop to set up the Ground Force kit install. They said they would call me if they could get the kit. Never heard back from them so maybe, maybe not?? I was told about a shop in North Richland Hills, today. They are suppose to specialize in Mopars so we are going to check them out tomorrow.
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