On The Level
I have an '04 Dodge 2WD extended-cab pickup. I would like to level out the ride on my truck. My problem is I am not sure whether to use raised spindles or coil springs. My question is what are the advantages and disadvantages of each method?
If you just want to lower the rear of your truck to level it out, you can do that with a set of lowering shackles. If you want to lower the front of the truck, you can use spindles and/or springs depending on just how low you want to go.
If you have a 4x4, then you could lift the front of your truck using ReadyLift [(800) 549-4620, www.readylift.com] aftermarket torsion keys, which cost about 200 bucks. Or if you've got a two-wheel-drive truck, you could use Daystar [(800) 595-7659, www.daystarweb.com] 1.5-inch coil-spring spacers up front, which cost about 40 bucks.
I have a '72 El Camino with a 4/6 drop. I need to replace the shocks but don't know where to go to find the right shock for the adjusted suspension. Can you help?
The Original Parts Group (OPG) [5252 Bolsa Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92649, (714) 230-6000, (800) 243-8355, www.opgi.com] carries KYB gas shocks for lowered early El Caminos.
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