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I never thought I'd ever post in this section of the forum but for XMAS I accidently found out that my wife is planning on buying me a Belltech 3/3 drop kit and it was suggested to her that that would be a good one along with Nissan Frontier Shocks. I am a dummy when it comes to this stuff so I am here asking if this is all i will need to have it installed and she is getting the Belltech kit for $120 that is supposedly at cost. The same person said he'd install it for $50 and I'd have to find the shocks on my own. Now as it reads yes I am lost to all this. I want to drop it but I dont want to lose ride quality, is this a losing battle either way?
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nope, with good shocks the truck will handle better on the road due to a lower center of gravity.
with good shocks the ride should feel similar
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nope, with good shocks the truck will handle better on the road due to a lower center of gravity.
with good shocks the ride should feel similar
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Look at Belltech Drop shocks, they are one of the best as for the back you can run Nissan Hardbody shocks also which are cheap and ride good.

also with the belltech 3 inch coils up front you might have an issue with aligning it on the stock arms, Ive heard stories you can get it close but not perfect even with aftermarket alignment cams in there.
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That'll look good Clay.
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Look at Belltech Drop shocks, they are one of the best as for the back you can run Nissan Hardbody shocks also which are cheap and ride good.

also with the belltech 3 inch coils up front you might have an issue with aligning it on the stock arms, Ive heard stories you can get it close but not perfect even with aftermarket alignment cams in there.
Well no one here can align it now and all i have done is add rims and tires LOL.
But can't I buy camber kits or something?



Thanks Wayne as you know I debated doing this for a few but I figure 3 inches is as low as I will ever go
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hahah a good quality install costs about $800.. and the lowering kits can vary from $300-$800..
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Well thats bagged from what I have been reading
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haha baggs.... their like 3x that much lol... but no im talking about control arms, coil spring, flip kit, shocks, and leaf springs.

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