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Old 10-06-2010, 09:54 PM
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For those who are running factory size wheels and tires and have this kit with the spindles or the coil springs, do you notice your tires sticking out further than usual? Just trying to find out if anyone has this problem with the factory wheels other than those who are running aftermarket wheels. Have read of a few complaints with the spindles but not with the coil springs. Trying to find out if I switched to the coil springs from the spindles if that would help a little.

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For those who are running factory size wheels and tires and have this kit with the spindles or the coil springs, do you notice your tires sticking out further than usual? Just trying to find out if anyone has this problem with the factory wheels other than those who are running aftermarket wheels. Have read of a few complaints with the spindles but not with the coil springs. Trying to find out if I switched to the coil springs from the spindles if that would help a little.
Yes my 2010 has mcgaughy's spindles and the wheels stick out in the front it annoys me that you buy the more expensive option and it looks stupid I don't know why in the world they would do that...but yes if you switch back to factory spindles and drop springs it will look better may not ride the same but I would rather have a different ride than my truck look like a chevrolet 2500 4x4
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Yes my 2010 has mcgaughy's spindles and the wheels stick out in the front it annoys me that you buy the more expensive option and it looks stupid I don't know why in the world they would do that...but yes if you switch back to factory spindles and drop springs it will look better may not ride the same but I would rather have a different ride than my truck look like a chevrolet 2500 4x4
Are your wheels the factory wheels?
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I just had this kit installed on my 2007 Ram and so far I love it. I'm pretty sure the wheels didn't stick out any further once it was dropped but then again I bought some aftermarket wheels. I had the wheels installed right before I drove over to have the lowering kit installed and there wasn't any difference in how far they stuck out. My kit came with spindles and coil springs. Not sure if this will help, but I hope it does! If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.
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the wont stick out further because they are the same spec, just higher. They do however start the arc of travel higher. With the fender being clearanced for that arc 2" lower (spindles affect this, not the coils) they can't clear afterward, the math is just off now. I scrub 285/50-20s which would typically clear no issue....to clear try going w/ 265/50-20s, or a more offset wheel and a normal size tire. I for one will just do some fender lip cutting and call it a day.
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Yes my 2010 has mcgaughy's spindles and the wheels stick out in the front it annoys me that you buy the more expensive option and it looks stupid I don't know why in the world they would do that...but yes if you switch back to factory spindles and drop springs it will look better may not ride the same but I would rather have a different ride than my truck look like a chevrolet 2500 4x4
Yes I have factory wheels and yes there noticeable difference in the front track width every newer body style truck I have seen this is a problem some people notice some don't we install lowering kits here at the dealership and yes thats been a problem we only install spring kits now...I will see if I can take a pic for you...
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Ok thanks. Swaped out the spindles for the springs and what do you know...... My wheels are back in!!!!
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Ok thanks. Swaped out the spindles for the springs and what do you know...... My wheels are back in!!!!
Got any pics of the before/after? Also, were you able to purchase the front coils by themselves or did you have to get the entire kit? I have the same problem you had and will be swapping my spindles back to stock this weekend.
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No pics yet but I will when I get it aligned this coming friday. I personally called McGauphy's and talked to Brant and told him my problem and he gave Stylin Trucks the part number for just the front coil springs. Don't think they sell only the front springs but after I told him about my front wheels sticking out he worked with me. He said I was the only one to ever call and complain about this but I told him there were other people on this forum who had the same problem. They were like 179.00 shipped to my door from Stylin Trucks. Hope this helps
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I went with the springs in my kit just for that reason, heard a couple of guys complain their wheels stuck out with the spindles. Glad I did, mine don't stick out and as for the ride, not that big of a difference from stock. And I am still running the stock wheels and tires.
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