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Old 04-16-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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2-3 lowering, 2014 Ram std cab sb?

I am going to lower my truck, I am going to use McGaughys from spindles for the 2" part but how do I get the back down 3".
I use my truck to make a living and the rear is only 1" higher than the front with the tools I carry.
I have found a company called Crown Suspension that make 3" lowering springs but I can't find anyone that has ever used them.
I hate mixing parts but I can't find a kit made for a person that actually uses his truck to make a living.
Anyone have any suggestions or has done this?
Any help would be appreciated, I hate doing things twice.

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Old 04-16-2015, 10:52 PM   #2
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Be careful with those spindles. While they do retain the factory front suspension geometry, they are going to make your front wheels stick out about 1/2"-3/4". Those spindles were meant to be used with a 2" drop coil on the 3rd gens. When used with a drop coil, it pulls the front wheels back in. Using the spindles with a stock coil is going to make both front wheels stick out.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:52 PM   #3
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Be careful with those spindles. While they do retain the factory front suspension geometry, they are going to make your front wheels stick out about 1/2"-3/4". Those spindles were meant to be used with a 2" drop coil on the 3rd gens. When used with a drop coil, it pulls the front wheels back in. Using the spindles with a stock coil is going to make both front wheels stick out.
I really don't like lower the front with springs because you run into all kinds of problems if you drive your truck into crappy places at times. I live in Idaho and you end up on an old rutted gravel road at times and with out front end travel you are screwed.
So what you are telling me is to stay stock or don't drive the way you want. I guess I will lower the rear and 1" and be happy.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:36 AM   #4
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Not sure about the '14 spindles but the McGaughy 2" dropped spindles I put on my '05 did not move the wheels out any and it rides just like it did before. Stock springs, stock length shocks (I have Bilstein's). I used 3" dropped rear leafs from Bell Tech and when I loaded up the back with about 500 lbs. of stuff going to the auto swap meet, it didn't change the ride much from empty and only dropped about an 1" over unloaded height.
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