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Hi Guys

Just a quick newbie question, which of the 2 manufactures is better for 3/5 drop on a 2004 crew cab ?
Or is it just personal choice ?

Shipping to the UK is real expensive for heavy parts, so want to order only once !
 

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Go with belltech....I only recommend that kit because their spindle has better geometry than the McG 17" spindle. If you can get the 16" spindle from McG, then go with them. The 17" will add a lot of bumpsteer and I hated having it...went with the 16" and couldn't be happier.

The belltech spindle is fine for the amount of drop youre after.

Do you plan on notching the frame and adding towing/helper bags?

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I did drop spindles and drop struts up front and regretted it, even after putting a camber kit in, my camber still ate tires but that was also at 5" up front. I'm looking at going with the DJM front drop now. Also, I went with belltech notch because of its construction but a cheap eBay flip kit because they all seemed to be very similar. That I don't regret but I did take out my leveling shackles because I was eating my driveshaft and popping manhole covers. Don't forget you can mix and match, you don't have to get everything from the same manufacturer. You aren't dealing with a car and buying a coil over kit.

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There is not a no sensor definitely, the problem in an insertion steering brains can?
 
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Go with belltech....I only recommend that kit because their spindle has better geometry than the McG 17" spindle. If you can get the 16" spindle from McG, then go with them. The 17" will add a lot of bumpsteer and I hated having it...went with the 16" and couldn't be happier.

The belltech spindle is fine for the amount of drop youre after.

Do you plan on notching the frame and adding towing/helper bags?

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-Hogg
Thanks for the info Hogg, I'll go with the Belltech's. Shame the 2505 spindles I got are not much use.
I've been told the drop puts it on the edge of needing notching ? I dont tow or haul much more than ass lol. Its a social use cruiser truck not a working truck, so was trying to avoid doing a notch if possible due to the extra work involved.
What would happen without the notch ? Bad ride or reduced travel ?
Sorry for the newbie questions but everybodys gotta start somewhere lol
 

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Sorry but another question, belltech kit 637SP has 3" drop springs & no spindles ? Good or bad ?
 

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I used DJM Suspension products for my 3/5 drop. Very pleased. I was going to go with Belltech before I found out about DJM. Good luck.
The OP lives in the UK, and DJM has been known to have quality issues.

OP- I'm a Belltech fan, but sticking to Belltech or Mcghaughy will be you best bet. Only advice I'll give you is to go 4/6 with assist bags and notch. 4/6 is the perfect drop for a 2004.
 

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Djm is garbage. Some of the parts wouldn't fit when I first did the install. So I sent it all back
 

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Thanks for your answers. I went with a Belltech 3/5 drop and nitro shocks following your help. Belltech advised i would not need to notch as i dont carry much if anything. Ive done less than 2000 miles in the last year as I have a Mercedes company car for daily dutys. Truck is a weekend driver only. My 57 Chevy does prob less miles !

Once fitted i will post updated pics.
 

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I have a belltech or mcgaghy kit 4 6 drop spindles and flip and i believe the front 2 in coils. I have a drivers side sagging . Do i use 2 in drop coils with stock struts to replace on the front end ? I also have rear airbag assist from ihc. Ty
 
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