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aaron_eb
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2/09/2004
16:48:25

Subject: R/T Suspension
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Hello all, I have a '97 RC V6 5Sp 2X4. I want to give it a little bit of a drop, and better cornering ability. The problem is that I live in Indiana, and the winters here prevent me from slamming it, not sure if I'd want to anyway. The problem is all lowering kits are like 3 or more, and I just want a little difference, like on the R/T which is like a 1.5 drop. My question is this: With the weight difference of the motors, would a stock R/T suspension still let the front end drop enough to not let the rear be lower than the front? If anyone out there has any knowledge, I'd appreciate it. Aaron

1997 RC V6 SB 5-speed Sport 2x4
Straight piped cat, downstream o2 simm, R/T TB, K&N Drop-in, R/T rims 275/40 ZR 17 Datona ZR, BedRug, Tonneau, Alpine in the cab.



slow97dakota
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2/09/2004
18:00:43

RE: R/T Suspension
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hey, u have a pic or ur truck? there must b a ton of wheel gap with those 275/40's, and no drop? imo i would go with the ebay drop from suspention max. u can go a 2/4 or a3/4 for 275 not a bad price



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2/09/2004
18:01:45

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Like this?

http://www.speedyperformanceparts.com/eibach_do_dakota_front-spring-kit_z.html



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2/09/2004
18:08:16

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like this! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33586&item=2459310442



aaron_eb
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2/09/2004
20:52:31

RE: R/T Suspension
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Ya, It looks a little goofy in the summer, but I run 235/75/15's in the winter, and it looks a lot better. I just wanted the width, and at the time Daytona ZR's didn't have anything taller w/ a 275. Anyway, still didn't answer my question about if I buy a stock R/T suspension, will my lighter motor not sink the front end as much. Also, whitedakota2, All I saw on that link was for the front. Thanks though, Aaron



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2/10/2004
09:36:26

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anyone else?



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2/10/2004
10:54:03

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i dont think u would get the full 1 1/2 drop out of it. the springs are set up to drop when they have a lets say a 350 lb motor put on thrn, so when there on a motor that only weigh like 275 of course your not goin t get the ful drop,atleast thats the way im lookin at it



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2/10/2004
11:35:19

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See, that's what I'm thinking as well, but when you consider the rake of the truck anyway, I didn't know if it would level it off on a v6... Thanks for your answers though. Aaron



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