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i have an 06 1500 QCSB 4x4 and went with Mchaughys 2/4.5 drop kit should be arriving this week and go on this weekend will post pics before and after. and i have 24's
 

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These pictures are both before the lowering kit one with stock 20's and other with 24's i will post pictures for you when its lowered end of this week


 

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Nice truck. That looks awesome. Can't wait to see it lowered. Thanks for the help. I'll be ordering a mcgaughys kit in the near future.
 

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okay boys we have a problem got the McGhaughys kit in yesterday dropped my truck off today to get it installed and i get a call from my mechanic saying its the wrong kit! i ordered the 2/4.5" economy drop for a quadcab part #44015 and the coils are not even close! the proper kit is actaully labeled for a singlecab!?!? part#44016 ill ppst a pic showing the issue. currently dealing with customer service to get the rite parts such a pain in the ass i tell you what.

 

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talked to the supplier sounds like monday they will sent me out the rite coils to finish the job just a pain having to wait and take truck apart twice
 

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Ya thats kind of a pain. You'd think that they would have the right parts labeled for each truck. Just making things harder for themselves and the customers. Hope you have better luck with the new coils.
 

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Still waiting to hear what there going to do my rep. Was talking to Steve McGaughy owner of the company today if they don't do anything I'm going to get a full refund and order the groundforce kit
 

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well bad new McHaughys has decided not to work with me and exchange the kit and do not offer a full refund for return so i now have payment dispute opened agianst them through my credit card and pay-pal. Good new is i ordered the groundforce kit off autoanything
 

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I'm interested in purchasing a 2/4.5 lowering kit for my 2007 Dodge ram quad cab 4X4. I was reading on some forum that the part number to fit it is 44015 or 44016. However when I look on mcgaughys website it does not show that they fit 4 x 4's . Do you know what kit will work? I really didn't want to spend the 1200 for the ground force
 

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Only the McG's deluxe kit with drop spindles will work. The 4wd uses a coil-over and the 2wd uses a spring/shock setup. If you want to drop the front with springs then you have to use the GF kit. You can use the 2wd spindles but that puts a lot of stress on the inner CV joints and they can grenade pretty quick.
 

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I'm having trouble understanding why anyone would spend the extra money for 4 wheel drive then lower the truck. Why not start with a 2WD ?Is this a matter of having the look of a 2wd with better traction in the snow?
 

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This is an old thread, but the answer is a little different for everyone. I like the look of the lowered truck as well as having my wheels fill out my wheel wells. I also have made my truck more of a street truck so the lowered look goes with that too. Being that I live in NJ though we do get snow and I do need the ability to drive through it with the 4x4. I never go off roading other than parking on the lawn or gravel so I have no other need for it other than snow.

A big misconception is that everyone thinks if you get a 4x4 you go off roading and need to lift your truck to the moon.
 

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I drive my truck at speed, safely, typically on a private road or road course. Having a lifted 4wd with mud tires doesn't make for a stable ride. I can launch at the drag strip in 4wd and I have NEVER had traction issues with bad track prep or cold. I also live in an area that winter lasts 7 months of the year with ice, snow, and lots of wind to create drifts. I've had a 2wd out here and when it gets stuck in 2" of snow that's got ice under it, it's just plain embarrassing.

That's why I lower my street 4x4s. My work truck is a 4" lifted SuperDuty 6.7L, so I go both ways.
 
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