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Old 12-03-2013, 11:51 AM
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Hey guys,

So i kinda bit the bullet and ordered my 2" Mcgaughy's drop springs for the rear of my 2013 Ram Black edition.

I didnt have the money to drop all the way around so i figured a noce leveled stance would be great..


Now how do I do the install. I am really hands on and do all of my own work i just have never messed with the springs before.

Some one help me out.. Pint me toward a how to or give me a short write up.

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Old 12-04-2013, 11:54 AM
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After 40 views and no help i decided to google it and be a forums tramp and found an answer on another forum...

It gave me all the answers and then some.. It is how to install a groundforce kit but the same steps apply.. Maybe this will help some others on a self install

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My local shop told me they would install the kit for $45 bucks compared to the $70 in a big shop in a nearby city.

$45 bucks was well worth me not having to do the work myself without a lift..

Anyways i will give before and after pics with before and after measurements soon.

My appointment is tomorrow morning.

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Where are you in east texas? I wouldn't mind walking you through it. I'm in Tyler.
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Installing spring is super simple.... It literally takes about 30 mins start to finish. Obviously it doesn't really matter to you anymore since you've booked it in for an appointment....

For next time, (or anyone else who is wondering about it) here are some basic steps to get it done.

1) Jack up the rear of the truck under the rear diff, support the FRAME with jack stands, and slightly lower the rear diff to relieve pressure. Pull the rear wheels/tires off
2) Unbolt the shocks and sway bar end links
3) With the floor jack lower the rear diff until there is enough room to pull the springs out. Be careful to watch the brake lines to make sure you aren't straining them.
4) Remove the springs and install the new ones.
5) Follow steps 1 through 3 backwards for reassembly.
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Where are you in east texas? I wouldn't mind walking you through it. I'm in Tyler.
I'm in Ben wheeler.. Woodys in Tyler was trying to charge $70 for the install..
Chambers paint and body is going to do it for $45..

I think I will avoid the hassle..
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Okay so here are the before measurements and pics.

My truck has a .5" difference in my driver and passenger rear.

The driver rear measured : 49.5" from the ground to the fender well and 7.5" from the top of the tire to bottom of the fender well

The passenger rear measured 49" from the ground and 7" from the top of the tire to bottom of the fender well.

I never was able to see it and never noticed a difference until i measured. (not sure what can be done about that.

Now here are the BEFORE pics.















And here is my ride waiting patiently for it appointment... Notice my wifes RAM in the reflection



The after pics and measurements are soon to follow... Stay tuned
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Well, how did it turn out?
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Results are:

A true 2" drop on both sides.

The before measurements WAS:
DRIVER - 49.5" from the ground to the fender well
PASSENGER - 49" from the ground to the fender well

THE NEW MEASUREMENTS ARE EXACTLY 2" LOWER:
DRIVER - 47.5" from the ground to the fender well
PASSENGER - 47" from the ground to the fender well

It gave it a complete different feel inside of the truck.. The rake of the front of the truck made me feel like i was leaning forward and now it has a nice sitting back in my seat feeling... one of those things you dont think of until after the install..

I was afraid that it wouldnt make a difference visually and i WAS WRONG! I like it and for the price being 197. + 40$ for install it was much better on my wallet than a full drop on all four...

i would for sure suggest this install to anyone who wants to change the suspension and not break the bank!!


SOOOOOOOo - I Havent had a single clear nice weather weekend to clean up the truck and take good pics... but here are a few in the bad weather with the truck dirty on un level ground











for before and after contrast just scroll up...

I WILL FOR SURE TAKE SOME NICE CLEAR WEATHER PICS WITH A SHINY COAT SOON...
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We finally had a decent weather weekend in East Texas so I got to get my truck washed and snap a few pics..

Again i got a full 2" drop in the rear..






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Nice looking truck. How's the ride been since you lowered it? Anything you don't like about it?

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