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Question about 2" lowering coils.

I'm considering using coils and a hanger flip in the back to lower my truck 2". I've read alot and I'm still a little uncertain about wether or not I'll have camber issues or not. Will I be able to get an alignment afterwards and have my truck straight or not? And how will it affect ride and handling?
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when you change the height of a vehicle (suspension only) then you will need an alignment and i dont think your alignment will be to far off being 2 inches lower.
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dont do what i did and cut your coils lol.. it just causes problems. if you dont have adjustable camber bushings GET SOME!. after i cut my coils my wheels went /----\
allignment shop said they were ****ed by 5 degrees and i would need 135 dollars worth of parts to fix it. i said f you guys. payed 50 bux for 2 camber bushings (napa hookup ftw) and installed them myself. im getting my allignment today and hopefully i wont have tire wear problems any more

as to ride and handling - its a bit bumpier than before it kinda bounces up and down when i go over stuff.

my handling has improved. any time you get a lower center of gravity your traction and handling improve i think
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hey smacks, thats just typical of a twin I beam truck, 98- up are a arm trucks


what i did on my 01 is got the camber bolts from summit, as far as ride quality, i went with DJM drop coils in front, and hanger flip in the rear, and it rides better then it did than stock

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Thanks for all the advice. SVTRANGER, which camber bolts would I need to correct the 2" drop, nice looking ranger btw, thats the height im looking to achieve.
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Thanks for all the advice. SVTRANGER, which camber bolts would I need to correct the 2" drop, nice looking ranger btw, thats the height im looking to achieve.
2.5 degree adjustable napa sells them
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Yup, buy waht they said. I bought the explorer set which were 3degree plus or minus.
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mine are up to 4 degrees
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I did not buy the camber kit.. No problems yet, someday when I have money Ill get em..

I have the 2" Coils from Hillbank..
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mine are up to 4 degrees
you have a completely different suspension lol
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i know. i was stating that mine are up to 4 degrees
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i know. i was stating that mine are up to 4 degrees
again, you have ibeams and he is on control arms, our alignment eccentrics are completely different than your bushing and I dont even know if we have ones that go up to 4 degrees. So before you post in here stating that, think a little ahead because your post could confuse or misinform him when hes looking to buy parts, and buys the wrong **** because of your post.
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