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Hey all. I have a question. I have a 2003 ram Quad. Like to lower it 2 inches in the front. Do you have to get a alignment kit to do it. A supplier is telling me i have too. Whats your thoughts..................
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my thought is no, I didn't and I am in spec. (I did drop spindles as well though) Try it, you can always add it a week later w/o any trouble, and check it at a place w/ a quality alignment machine not w/ a tape measure.
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Thanks. I see it a few times regarding a align. kit. Wasnt sure if it was needed or you know more of a sale. Not going with the spindle set up. Just coils.
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Well goodluck to you Bones! Hope all goes well! Keep up the mods buddy!
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I would suggest an alignment because if it is off those tires are gonna wear like crazy
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Yes i hear you. I think i will go with just the coils.............I can always get it later if i need too.
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I would also suggest getting an alignment done whenever you change something to do with your suspension. Especially if your messing with the ride height
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How much is the alignment kit ? If it's not alot get it . Can't hurt .
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Tape measure works if you know what you're doing.
So do $20 motorcycle helmets, But I value my head more than that.

You missed the point dude; The point of an accurate laser guided alignment machine it does more than a tape measure can show. Explain to me in detail please how he can check his camber and caster w/ a tape measure. I 'd like to know how to do that under load since an alignment done w/o load is worthless. Since we are discussing lowering, the point IS camber w/ the "kit" he asked about, any monkey can set toe close enough.
Sorry if I sound agrivated, but the "if you know what you are doing" doesn't sit well w/ me... I have been doin this for 20 years day in and day out.
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