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Old 01-29-2012, 10:37 PM
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I'm planning on dropping my 98 LS 4dr 2wd, I've looked around and I plan on doing 3" drop blocks in the back, and 3" lowering springs for the front. I plan on using this Ground Force kit 9921 - Ground Force - Lowering Kit 3" / 3" At StylinTrucks.com
It says it fits the 2dr model, but doesn't the 4dr use the same kit?

Also, I would like to know what problems any of you have encountered installing a similar kit (rusted out bolts, broken bolts, etc.) so I can be ready for the "unexpected". I should be ordering the kit in the next couple of weeks, so I wanted to find out as much as possible about lowering. I know how to do it, and I will be helped by a mechanic friend of mine. Just wanted to pick everyone's brain.

Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:57 PM
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I'm ordering this ground force kit either friday or saturday, unless I find a few people who have had bad luck with (I've been thumbing through the forum and have not found anything specifically bad. I hope to get it installed during the Mardi Gras holidays in a couple of weeks (if it comes in in time), if not then I'll have to wait a couple more weeks. HOPEfully it comes in for Mardi Gras.
 
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Just ordered my drop kit, should be in by the end of next week...hopefully
 
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Keep us informed. I'm in the market for lowering my 04 but was thinking new spindles in the front vs the springs. But I would be interested in your results.
 
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if you look around, people say that you get the same drop either way, but spindles are way more expensive
 
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drop kit is coming in tomorrow, pretty effin excited
 
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Spindles do cost a few more bucks, lower control arms with dropped pockets work well too. Spindles keep the ball joints at the right angles as well as tie rods at proper angles. Ball joints last longer and maintain full alignment adjustability and keep the tie rods at proper angles to prevent bump steer. Lower center of gravity while gaining a better roll center are also benefits of spindles. Thats the best way to go.

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^^^what he said
 
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:47 PM
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dropped it this passed monday
before

after

and some extras



just the front dropped
 
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curious...do you have to swap for different shocks when using that kit or are you still using ur old ones? how long did the work take? p.s. looks good
 

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