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Looking at ordering a lowering Kit. wondering if the Bell Tech 2/4 Kit can handle a bit of Weight in the box or how it performs with a trailer on??

Bags could be the only option...sweet but hurt the wallet!

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I have the 2/4.5 drop on my 03 4cab.... With the nitro 2 shocks. It bottoms out bad. Just put the belltech street performance rear shocks on today and rides alot better.

When I had my yfz in the bed it would bottom out on any bump.. Was afraid to hook up the trailer with all 3 bikes.

I'm ordering the McGaughy model 44012 helper bag kit this week, should fix the towing issues
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I did a search for the McGaughy model 44012 kit and the cheapest so far I found was $275. Not sure about shipping.

Cheapest place was Streetpros.com , not sure who advertises on this forum, so mods, if u need to delete this post , i understand .
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Just had the belltech 2/4 drop installed on my 2011 R/T with the street performance shocks, it looks and rides great when empty. With just one motorcycle in the back (maybe 270lb.) its resting right on top of the bump stops belltech provied.

Called belltech today and they suggested either cutting a half inch off of the rear bumpstops (which didn't really sound correct to me) or installing a pair of monroe max air rear shocks (part # MA828). I would think the McGaughy helper bag kit might be the way to go, just haven't decided between the two at this point.

If I had known what I was getting into I would have probably left it stock, have to be able to haul my bike and gear without bottoming out constantly.
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Looking at ordering a lowering Kit. wondering if the Bell Tech 2/4 Kit can handle a bit of Weight in the box or how it performs with a trailer on??

Bags could be the only option...sweet but hurt the wallet!

Can anyone field this Q??
what year truck do you have? big difference b/t the 03-08 (leaf springs) and the 09+ (coil springs)
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How does 85 bucks sound and a little DIY time? Good for 1000 pounds

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...-air-bags.html

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what year truck do you have? big difference b/t the 03-08 (leaf springs) and the 09+ (coil springs)
I ordered an R/T in the middle of March, should be here any day....
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Yeah I was looking at helper bags but some guys have complained that they cracked and failed quite quickly, I have also heard that they are known to sometimes have a harsh ride.

I personally have never tried them before so I have no clue how they perform when not under load.

Im interested to see how rico likes his. (although his suspension is different obviously)
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Just posted this in another thread:

The Firestone air helpers were on recall and that is why we went with AirLift 1000's . (We are also on a 2/4 BellTech drop and love it!) With the bags in place, I have towed a car, hauled a bed full of wood for our pergola and just yesterday I hauled a bed full of bricks. I merely added 45 lbs of air to the bags (which was far more than I needed) and the ride home was great. Never knew I had anything in the bed.
As far as the drivability or ride of the lowered Rams, my truck does phenominal. There is no "skating" or loss of control in the rear. It hugs the road and corners better. Now if you go over a pot hole or something that size, yes, the rear does feel stiffer.
End belief: If I had to do it all again, I would do the exact same thing. Thoroughly impressed.
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The Firestone air helpers were on recall and that is why we went with AirLift 1000's . (We are also on a 2/4 BellTech drop and love it!) With the bags in place, I have towed a car, hauled a bed full of wood for our pergola and just yesterday I hauled a bed full of bricks. I merely added 45 lbs of air to the bags (which was far more than I needed) and the ride home was great. Never knew I had anything in the bed.
As far as the drivability or ride of the lowered Rams, my truck does phenominal. There is no "skating" or loss of control in the rear. It hugs the road and corners better. Now if you go over a pot hole or something that size, yes, the rear does feel stiffer.
End belief: If I had to do it all again, I would do the exact same thing. Thoroughly impressed.
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Thank you. This helps. I jumped the gun a bit due to my impatience and ordered an air ride kit, spending quite a bit more $$, but i should get the ride and towing capability i'm looking for.

Kind of wish i read this first but cant look back now, too late for that
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