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BellTech Suspension.. Good or Bad Buy?

They Peeps, I'm Debating on Ordering a Full Lowering Suspension For my Truck, I was at first going to go with the Roush Suspension sys for the rangers, But they seem to have discontinued all their ranger parts.. Boo.. So i found Belltech Suspension as a Crap load of parts for my truck.. So this is what i think i'm gonna order.. This is a 3" Drop kit front and rear.. So new front coils, rear leafs, 4 New Street Performance Shocks, Front Spacer (So I don't take out a fender with my rims), and full front and rear anti-sway bar sets.. Any suggestions? or did i leave anything out?

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They Peeps, I'm Debating on Ordering a Full Lowering Suspension For my Truck, I was at first going to go with the Roush Suspension sys for the rangers, But they seem to have discontinued all their ranger parts.. Boo.. So i found Belltech Suspension as a Crap load of parts for my truck.. So this is what i think i'm gonna order.. This is a 3" Drop kit front and rear.. So new front coils, rear leafs, 4 New Street Performance Shocks, Front Spacer (So I don't take out a fender with my rims), and full front and rear anti-sway bar sets.. Any suggestions? or did i leave anything out?

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Theres nothing wrong with Belltech suspension, just with the leafs you will lose your hauling capacity. And in the front with 3 inch coils its hard to align it on stock control arms even with an eccentrics kit to align it. You can doa flipkit out back with lifting shackles to get 3 inches thats like $110 bucks and if you want to go lower just put the stock shackles in for the 5 inch drop. What size are your rims and tires? Personally i would Start off with a DJM 2/3 and if you want to go lower buy the control arms and set it down to 4/5.
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Edit^^ beat me to it ha

ive read that with the belltech 3" coils camber is a problem, even with the alignment cams...
id look into DJM and get upper/lower control arms(2" drop there with factory coil) and then for the rear, you can get leaf springs, do a shackle flip(2" drop i believe and only about 15bux)
with the drop leaf springs, the amount of weight u will be able to carry is GREATLY reduced


heres a rear kit... flip kit with new leaf springs to bring it to a 4" drop...
http://www.steedatruck.com/store/pro...roducts_id=530
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ive read that with the belltech 3" coils camber is a problem, even with the alignment cams...
id look into DJM and get upper/lower control arms(2" drop there with factory coil) and then for the rear, you can get leaf springs, do a shackle flip(2" drop i believe and only about 15bux)
with the drop leaf springs, the amount of weight u will be able to carry is GREATLY reduced
All that work with the belltech springs anf flipping the hangers to get a 5 inch drop why not just get a flipkit with lifting shackles its 3 inches throw your stock shackles on and it will get you 5 inches, and swapping shackles is a hell of a lot easier then flipping your hangers.

Plus with stock leafs you still dont lose your payload.
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Well, My Tire Size is 265/35/R22
So i really can't slam the front without tearing off a fender with the turning radius... The rear can tuck.. but i don't want it to look ridiculous.. the lowest i can go is 2" the front and whatever in the rear.. I've already got the leaf springs so i might as well use em.. but i can cancel the front springs.. I really don't want a camber problem.. God Dam tires are not cheap.. I'm not worried bout the towing cap tho.. I just cruise in my truck anyways.. So do you think that the DJM is the way to go with the front?
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yeah i would go witht he djm 2 inchers just the fact you can get it aligned easier than 3 inch coils without the hassle.
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excellent thx!
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I have looked at Belltech, seems much higher then DJM in price.

I am going to go with a DJM 3/4 drop with 3" drop I-beams for the front and just do a flip kit for the rear to get the 4" in the back. Flip kits are only like 40 bucks.

A DJM coil drop is only like 80-100 bucks from the bit of research I did a few months back for my buddies 01. It is I-beams that are so expensive....300 bucks a pair is the cheapest I have found.
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that flipkit will drop you more like 5 not 4 inches.
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