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Now ask how that truck handles over road irregularities that require suspension travel... Especially at speed. A super smooth road ...




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Now ask how that truck handles over road irregularities that require suspension travel... Especially at speed. A super smooth road course is the only place where that is not as big of a consideration.

A lowering kit would need to provide a MINIMUM of 3" bump and 4" of droop travel front and rear to work good in all conditions. Also, lowering the front also introduces the dreaded "Bump Steer". Dangerous if you push the truck.

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Now ask how that truck handles over road irregularities that require suspension travel... Especially at speed. A super smooth road course is the only place where that is not as big of a consideration.

A lowering kit would need to provide a MINIMUM of 3" bump and 4" of droop travel front and rear to work good in all conditions. Also, lowering the front also introduces the dreaded "Bump Steer". Dangerous if you push the truck.

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My truck handles fine. Many have complained of bump steer, but I have no issues.
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I have bump steer and haven’t even lowered it. I got new tires and an alignment and it’s gone.
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My truck handles fine. Many have complained of bump steer, but I have no issues.
Everyone has issues who are you trying to kid? LOL LOL
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I have bump steer and haven’t even lowered it. I got new tires and an alignment and it’s gone.
Yeah I was going to say mine has bump steer in stock form suspension wise but it is only noticeable when going around connecting joints on hwy overpasses/bridges that have curves in them. Going straight its not an issue just when the feels are turned a little but I guess that is normal.
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Did you just install drop shackles on a RC?
Psycho1122, the photo of your SRT10 appears lowered. Is that not the case?

I put McGaughy's 2" drop shackles on my 05, RC. I noticed noise at first when going over bumps and then all of a sudden it stopped. I looked and the shackles are now against the bed of the truck.
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1st. shackles are NOT for an RC.

No, my truck is not lowered. It actually came up a "touch" with the ploy suspension bushings. It handles so much better also

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