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Old 02-06-2012, 07:58 AM
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lowering a 2006 dodge 1500

I have a potential customer who wishes to level the rear of his 2006 dodge 1500 to match the front end. I have done a few level kits to lift the front of a dodge, but i don't know my options or where to start. any help or tips would be much appreciated.

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The first 2" are the easiest, just do a shackle kit. Bell Tech is the standard, though you may also try Ground Force or McGaughy's. All 3 probably have 2" hangers for the front of the springs as well, if you need 3-4" total drop in back. Just use the 2" hangers plus I know the Bell Tech shackles under my '06 GMC have a 1" setting, which I'm not using.
You may wish to trim 1" off each rubber bump-stop, to maintain ride quality. If you cut more than that, first make sure it can't be jamming the driveshaft too far into the transmission.
I work my truck very hard, very often, and have no problems with my 2" shackles.
Also, be sure you're not bottoming the shocks. If you try shorter shocks, then you may need to add axle-droop-limiting straps. Bell Tech offers short shocks.
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