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    I can't remember, but I think you notched the crossmember above the axle where the panhard bar hits like I did... didn't you?

    Do you have the air lift bags inside your springs???

    I just got Rancho 9 way adjustable struts for the front of mine.

    Haven't got them put on yet but after I do, if I like them, I have been kicking around the idea of ditching the 6" rear springs and going to the Trailblazer SS air bags in the rear hooked up to the auto leveling compressor and going with the Rancho 9 way adjustable shocks in the rear as well.

    Currently the rear bounces around like an old hoopty when going over certain bridges that have repetitive humps. Nothing bottoms out but it just rides like an old Caddy with worn out shocks in the back.
     
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    Yes the crossmember has plenty of clearance for the panhard bar mount. The front rides beautiful but over big off camber dips, the tires rub the fender in the back and I’m only on a 255/50/20

    My back does the exact same thing you described but also bottoms out. I was just thinking about the tbss bags but I’m probably just going to order a 4” drop spring for the rear and either ditch the drop spindle up front or put stock shocks back in
     
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    As mentioned, I am going to ditch the Belltech drop struts and go with the Ranchos bolted to the bottom of the control arm with Grade 9 hardware. With the 2"spindles and without the 1/4" spacer I am guessing it will be 3.5-4" up front.
     
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    It just sucks that this “kit” gives such a shitty quality ride

    Funny picture I took yesterday at Lowe’s parked next to my dad’s van

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    I have always thought about mounting my front struts under the control arms but it looks like one hard bump where your strut bottoms out, your strut bolts will break and your front end will be on the ground. why cant they just make shorter struts?
     
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    I was skeptical myself... but Rough Country makes a "kit" to bolt them to the bottom with a 1/4" spacer for a 2" drop and they include Grade 9 (180,000 psi shear strength) hardware.

    I figure if it's good enough for Rough Country to put their neck on the line selling the kit then it must be ok.
     
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    I have no problems with the way the front rides. I have no spacers under the cup. My only issue with the front is the tires rub the fenders pretty bad so I bought trailer fenders to tub the front. I'm just procrastinating because I don't feel like moving the fuse box lol
     
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    I am going to have to research that. Id like to do that too
     
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    Grabbed some 24’s today for $150. They need 4 tires but that’s fine because these are WAY too big with this drop. They’re 305/35/24. I’m going to run a 275/30 in the rear and 255/30 in the front. The truck in the pictures is sitting on the front tire and has over an inch to go down all around


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