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Old 04-03-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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I have posted this on Dodge Talk and got some good responses, just wanted you guys to see what's going on too.

I got a 2-4 McGaughy's complete drop installed today. I got the frt coils, 4 Nitro shocks, and flip kit. Also installed were my CalTracs. Why is it not sitting even, I thought that the back would be lower than this...

Before
[img]http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/42546/2642301620086469443S500x500Q85.jpg">

After
[img]http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/41836/2784070380086469443S500x500Q85.jpg]

After
[img]http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/36379/2550450250086469443S500x500Q85.jpg]

Underneath facing the back
[img]http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/38097/2358394300086469443S500x500Q85.jpg]

Underneath facing the front
[img]http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/43026/2854851230086469443S500x500Q85.jpg]

shackle
[img]http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/32142/2128125350086469443S500x500Q85.jpg]

I've gotten some suggestions to move the shackle to the top eye, and to try to adjust the caltracs on the trasfer rod to release some pressure. Any more thoughts from you guys?

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
 
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i have the djm 2/4 drop and i had to move the bolt up on the rear shackle and its about 1/2 inch difference from the front.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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yup.. dont think the caltracs are suppose to be touching all the time... from looking at it, it looks like they are torqued down pretty hard, even causing some deflection in the front half of the spring. I dont know enough about them, but am pretty sure they aren't suppose to be that tight. shorting the main bar (turning it clockwise) will pull the pressure off leaf springs.

you should have closer to a 5" drop even with just installing the 4" drop version, because your overload springs are already removed!

looking at the new perch's, i suppose by the design, they do not "have" to be welded. that's pretty cool!
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:09 AM   #4
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with both responses-different shackle hole,and,the cal-tracs almost look like their bending/tweaking the leafs. The rear on a 2/4 usually sits a little higher than the front,yours seems a little off...
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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I got it fixed! Took it back to the installer and he moved the bushing to the top hole and loosened up the cal tracs, now it looks NICE!

Pics to follow later today...
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Awesome freaking truck!
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:09 PM   #8
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:14 PM   #9
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pics, today? I dont see no stinking pics. we need pics!
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What Brand is That Roll Pan ?,Where Did You Get It? .....Looks Great Nice Truck!!!!!!!!!!!!
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