Highs
All bolt-on installation Improves handling performance Creates an aggressive stance

Lows
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.

From The Driver Seat
Oh what a difference a lower center of gravity makes during acceleration, braking, and cornering. The McGaughy's 2-4.5-inch lowering kit was an instant improvement in both the SRT's appearance and handling performance. The lowered stance not only looks cool but made for a firmer ride with less body roll during cornering and nose-diving while braking. The additional McGaughy's rear helper bags not only beefed up the rear suspension with an increased payload, but they also helped eliminate wheel hop during aggressive acceleration.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
TIME SPENT WORKING: 4 HOURS
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE
TOOLS NEEDED: Assorted deep sockets, air gun, long prybar, drill, 5/16-inch bit
PARTS USED: McGaughy's PN44004 2-4.5-inch lowering kit.
PN44012 Helper airbag kit
PN44004 '02-06 Dodge Ram SRT-10 2-4.5-inch lower kit $523.83
PN44012 Dodge Ram SRT Helper airbag kit $472.11
TOTAL COST: $995.94

SOURCE
McGaughys Suspension Parts
5680 W. Barstow
Fresno
CA  93722
559-226-8196
http://www.mcgaughys.com
Traders Truck Accessories
10242 Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
562-204-2044
www.traderstrucks.com
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