Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck Forums > Dodge Ram Generations Forum > 2nd Gen : 1994 - 2002 > Lowered


Lowered

2-4 drop?


This is a discussion on 2-4 drop? within the Lowered forums, part of the 2nd Gen : 1994 - 2002 category!
looking at doing a 2-4 drop. Who sells the best kit? plan on running bilstein 5100's too...


Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By 98hemi-ram
  • 1 Post By 98hemi-ram
  • 1 Post By EDDNIE

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2015, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
rammanriley20's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: iowa
Posts: 1,502

Ram Year: 1999 Ram 1500
Engine: 5.9 Mag
Default 2-4 drop?
looking at doing a 2-4 drop. Who sells the best kit? plan on running bilstein 5100's too


Sponsored Ad
Register to remove this ad.


__________________
1999 ram 1500 reg cab short bed 2wd sport "1BADBANANA_"
rammanriley20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
98hemi-ram's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 1,371

Ram Year: 1998 ram 1500
Engine: 5.7 Hemi
Default
As far as a kit goes I can't really help you out since I pieced my kit together myself.

For the front you have two options. You can either get new drop spindles from belltech or just get 2" drop springs. The spindles are definitely the nicer way to go since they will keep all your suspension geometry the same as factory. Only downside is they cost quite a bit more than a set of springs.

The springs are ok and will work just fine as well from what I've seen. Especially since you are only dropping 2" in the front. Once you start going lower than 2" the springs I believe is when it starts getting hard to get the alignment correct again.

As for the rear of the truck you would need the shackle and hanger kit to get you a 4" drop. Or I've also seen somewhere that belltech offers a whole new lowering leaf pack that will give you the 4" drop as well.

I've got belltechs spindles on the front and a DJM hanger kit for the rear of my truck. Still rides really good to me.
rammanriley20 likes this.


__________________

98 Ram 1500 RCSB 2wd
5.7 Hemi swapped, Lowered, and some shiny new paint!!
Best 1/4 mile - 14.63 @ 93.20mph
98hemi-ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
98hemi-ram's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 1,371

Ram Year: 1998 ram 1500
Engine: 5.7 Hemi
Default
Oh also forgot if you go with the spindles on the front you can keep your factory length shocks. But the rear will require new shorter shocks no matter what. I'm running a set of nitro drop 2's in the back of mine.
rammanriley20 likes this.


__________________

98 Ram 1500 RCSB 2wd
5.7 Hemi swapped, Lowered, and some shiny new paint!!
Best 1/4 mile - 14.63 @ 93.20mph
98hemi-ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
EDDNIE's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: LONG ISLAND NY
Name: ED
Posts: 159

Ram Year: 2009 1500 DEEPWATER BLUE, 1996 INDY RAM
Engine: 5.7 HEMI, 5.9
Default Lowered
Belltech kit
Attached Thumbnails
cam00360.jpg   cam00361.jpg   cam00362.jpg  

rammanriley20 likes this.
EDDNIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
DodgeDrew71's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 75

Ram Year: 2001
Engine: 3.9
Default
Bought my 2/4 drop off Ebay through Suspension Specialists.
Came with front springs, rear hangers & shackles, plus a set of Nitro drop shocks for $389.
I love the look!

Here are the After and Before pics.
Attached Thumbnails
cam00992.jpg   cam00810.jpg  


__________________
-Drew
2001 Ram 1500, 2WD, Std cab, 3.9
2/4 drop from Suspension Specialists
Volant CAI, Magnaflow Exhaust (cat back)
DodgeDrew71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Few drop qs usaf2006 Lowered 2 11-17-2014 05:52 AM
1995 ram 2/4 drop going for a 5/8 or 6/9 drop johnmarks Lowered 4 04-29-2014 11:53 AM
4/6 drop nopo2491 Lowered 1 01-12-2014 04:31 PM
2" drop shackles show no drop?!? Tripp12345 Lowered 11 06-11-2013 07:05 PM
Drop Is On! hawgfanman Lowered 53 07-12-2012 01:09 PM

<




GM Truck Forum
Ford Raptor Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
Chevy Cobalt Forum
Chevy Camaro Forum
Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
Ford Truck Forum
88-98 GM Truck Forum
73-87 Gm Truck Forum
Ford Expedition Forum
Chevy Equinox Forum
Chevy Cruze Forum
Jeep Liberty Forum
Jeep Forum
Dodge Ram SRT10 Forum
Chrysler 200 Forum
Scion xD Forum
Scion xB Forum
Dodge Challenger Forum
SRT Forum
Nissan Titan Forum
Buick Enclave Forum
Cadillac Forum
Cadillac XTS Forum