All bolt-on installation
Improves handling performance
Creates an aggressive stance
Installation is easier using a chassis hoist (can be done with floor jack and jackstands)
Performance is more than just smoking the rear tires and going straight. Just as exhilarating is a truck that handles and makes quick work of twisty roads. We teamed up with the pros at Traders Truck Accessories, in Santa Fe Springs, California, to install a McGaughy's 2-4.5-inch drop kit on an '05 Dodge Ram SRT-10. The McGaughy's kit will not only give the SRT a sporty stance, but also help control the Viper V-10's 500 horsepower during acceleration, braking, and cornering.
The simple McGaughy's suspension replaces the factory front coil springs with a pair of two-inch shorter springs. The rear suspension is lowered by removing the factory rear leaf spring packs and relocating them underneath the rearend housing. Longer McGaughy's leaf spring shackles and gas-filled shocks with shock extension brackets will be installed to obtain the correct 4.5-inch lowered rear suspension geometry. To assist in damping and controlling the rear suspension performance and its payload, a pair of McGaughy's helper airbags will also be installed.
Follow along as Trader's installation technician ace, Ox Higgins, installed the McGaughy's 2-4.5-inch static drop and helper 'bags.
The McGaughy's 2-4.5-inch static drop kit consisted of front 2-inch lowering springs, rear
Before installing the McGaughy's static drop kit, Ox Higgins measured both front and rear
After removing the factory SRT wheels and tires, the front suspension was ready to be diss
An air impact gun and deep socket were used to remove the factory Bilstein shock top and b
The front brake calipers were then removed from their mounting brackets and rotors. Ox use
An air impact gun, long extension with a universal swivel, and deep socket were used to re