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So I'm still deciding between a 4/7,7,8 or 3/6,7 drop on possibly a 285 or 275/30/24 with a 24x10 with a +40.

Will I be able to run those wheels/tires with the said drop?


Anyways I have the "ZX3 - RIDE CONTROL MANUAL SELECTABLE"
Which electronically controls the stiffness of the ride through the shocks when I push a button on the dash.

So will I be able to use the stock shocks up front and out back with shock extenders?

Whats the difference in ride between belltech, djm, and mcg springs?

And lastly, is a carrier bearing kit needed?
 

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bouncy?
what are you running?
Ground Force and I couldn't be happier. I have the EXACT same setup as a friend of mine in his NNBS RCSB only he has Mcgaughys coils and the ride difference is very noticeable. Not to mention I had Mcgaughys coils before these and they aligned at first, then sagged to over 3" (it was a 2" coil) and I couldn't pull my camber in. Yes they're very bouncy as well. I don't know if Ground Force makes anything for the NBS but if they do I would most definitely recommend them.
 

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The front shocks should be okay but the rear will be too long. Yes you will need a carrier bearing kit for your two piece driveshaft.

You should look into control arms for the front.

BTW you should probably look into helper bags if you plan for more than a 6" rear drop with just a bolt in notch.
 

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Ground Force and I couldn't be happier. I have the EXACT same setup as a friend of mine in his NNBS RCSB only he has Mcgaughys coils and the ride difference is very noticeable. Not to mention I had Mcgaughys coils before these and they aligned at first, then sagged to over 3" (it was a 2" coil) and I couldn't pull my camber in. Yes they're very bouncy as well. I don't know if Ground Force makes anything for the NBS but if they do I would most definitely recommend them.
norcalss was telling me he didnt like mcg ride either.
The front shocks should be okay but the rear will be too long. Yes you will need a carrier bearing kit for your two piece driveshaft.

You should look into control arms for the front.

BTW you should probably look into helper bags if you plan for more than a 6" rear drop with just a bolt in notch.
i wonder what i should do about the stock shocks then.

why control arms?
i already have 16" spindles, but im open to suggestions.

i will defiantly get helpers.
 

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norcalss was telling me he didnt like mcg ride either.

i wonder what i should do about the stock shocks then.

why control arms?
i already have 16" spindles, but im open to suggestions.

i will defiantly get helpers.
I'm a spindle/coil fan myself..... I wonder why NorcalSS would say he didn't like Mcgaughys :rofljest:. Seriously though, everything else I have on my drop is Mcgaughys I love their flip kit and the spindles are good, the coils are garbage though.
 

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Honestly before i sell the kits i allways tell members to meaure the truck becuase on crew cabs a 4/7 rear will sit lower than front and many dont want that.

3/6 is a nice drop but if you dont mind notching do a 4/7
 

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norcalss was telling me he didnt like mcg ride either.

i wonder what i should do about the stock shocks then.

why control arms?
i already have 16" spindles, but im open to suggestions.

i will defiantly get helpers.
The shock length stays the same with control arms and you can use the stock coils. Also turning radius stays the same.

If you already have the 16+ spindles then i'd just clearance them and get yourself some coils.
 

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The shock length stays the same with control arms and you can use the stock coils. Also turning radius stays the same.

If you already have the 16+ spindles then i'd just clearance them and get yourself some coils.
I hope I'm not misinformed, but I also read somewhere that the DJM arms will narrow track width just a tad. That might help with running 24s that low.
 

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are all shock extenders the same?
 

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ive had djm n belltech coils in my truck, to me djm is a bit more stiffer than belltech. i liked djm cause on turns n curvy roads it didnt have any lean, but where i work the roads are all messed up n stiff ride up front gets annoying, n i liked belltech also, when i replaced djm's coils by the bt it fixed that problemm but had sum lean an turns. iits close to a factory ride. it all depends on what u want out of them i guess. mcgaughys, ive never tried them before
 
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