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I have 2" drop springs and 2" spindles. Had to cut off the factory bump stomps and put in short ones but i am very happy with the ride and stance. Had the drop since 07 and she sees bad pavement as well as 4 miles of unpaved dirt and handles pretty darn good considering.

Had two different 17" rims over the years and even though it was close, it cleared.
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Did the front wheels stick out any further than stock?

I think I am pretty much settled on the spindles. I ordered the belltech street performance shocks today, I bought the front shock to fit the stock springs since the spindles don't require the shorter shocks. I also picked up the Belltech rear anti-sway bar. Stylintrucks.com had a good price $50 each on the shocks and $227 for the bar with free shipping.

I hope to pick up the McGaughys 2/4.5 kit in a few weeks (spindles in front). This should really tighten up the handling on the truck, I hope!!!
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front 17x9 w/ 275/55/17 and the offset is +18mm so they stick out a hair.
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Well, pulled the trigger on the McG's 2/4.5 drop kit with spindles. Will combine that with Belltech street performance shocks front and rear and a Belltech rear anti-sway bar. Will be first of June before I can get time to install but hope to take a lot of pics of the process.

Does anyone have any tips or lessons learned on the drop spindle install?

I am assuming that the stock shock length is used with the spindles?

Thanks for all of the input on this!

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Bump for more info. I'm in the same situation you are here. Same truck looking for the same drop. Have you got your kit installed yet and if so how do you like it?
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Yes, I installed my 2/4.5 kit and all I can say is ....WOW! The handling is great and the ride is great! I took some before pic and hope to get some after this weekend and I will post.
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Where did you buy everything from? And what's the part number for the kit?
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OK here are the pics of my truck lowered 2/4.5 I will be changing the tires after these wear out with NITTO NT420S 255/50/20s front 305/50/20s rear. I have decided to stay with the stock rims for now.

I currently have a little rubbing in the front when above 40 mph and I hit a large dip or bump. but that is it. I currently have the Cooper ZEON LTZ 275/60/20. The smaller fronts should totally eliminate any rubbing. I also pulled my mastercraft x-10 wake-board boat yesterday and didn't have any issues at all. It actually pulled better as the truck now handles like a dream on the road. Very controlled and can go through the corners like it is on rails.





















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Where did you buy everything from? And what's the part number for the kit?
Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
I got the Belltech street performance shocks and anti-sway bar from stylintrucks.com and the McGaughys 2/4.5 drop kit from streetpros.com

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Front Shocks, if you use spindle kit, are part number B2610603I

Rear Shocks are part number B262212FF

Anti-Sway bar is part number B265555

There was not a part number on the invoice for the drop kit just sayed "2" Front / 4.5" Rear lowering kit with Spindles"

Hope that helps.
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Thank You! This is exactly waht i have been looking for really appericate all the info in this thread you have created and the pix are a plus as well... By the way truck looks good..
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