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Can anyone tell me if the McGaughy's Drop Coils result in a significantly rougher ride than stock? I know most drop coils will make the ride bumpy/rough, but I read on here somewhere that the McGaughy's coils are not that bad.

I cut my stock coil to about 3/4 of a coil cut (Was 1/2 a coil cut before) and it rides like sh*t now. I might have to go to McGaughy's coils and a 1" spacer to get the results I want. Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm sure you'll get mixed reviews on this but from someone that has them...

The ride is of course a little more firm than stock but I can't tell much of a difference. To me, it made more of a difference swapping the factory 20's for the 22's and going to less sidewall.

Everyone says go spindles from the get-go but I've driven coil dropped rides for years. With good shocks they ride well.
 

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I didn't mind the McGaughy's drop coils. They weren't great when I was riding on the bump stop, but once I chopped those off it was fine. I can't recall what stock felt like since I only drove the truck at stock height for about 2 months before I dropped it the first time. But I am sure the drop coil will be way better than the cut coil you have now.
 

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I have drop coils on my truck and the stock shocks on and it rides great!! I love how it rides. on big bumps it sucks cuz i still havent gotten my new bump stops put on so I am ridein on them right now
 

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Might have to invest in the McGaughy's drop coils then. I hope they are better than the belltech's I had, those things rode really stiff.

I still wish someone made lowering control arms for 06-08.
 

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The reason they ride so good is because they are the same spring rate as the factory specs. Only Mcgaughys makes them this way. DJM and Belltech feel that because you make a shorter spring you have to increase the spring rate which makes no sense. Cutting our factory coils would not make your ride stiffer because it is not a variable rate coild spring. The only variable rate coil spring for our trucks is the Hotckis springs. Ther is no need to replace the factory shocks with Mcgaughys springs. Almost all springs from Mcgaughys are the same sring rate as stock thats why they recomend using your stock shocks and only offer aftermarket shocks in certain applications. Just 2 cents from someone who has used all 4 of the springs mentioned above and who sells and installs Mcgaughys parts in Hawaii. Never by DJM parts. Have you ever seen a leaf spring plate bend inhalf. DJM uses poor quality metal.
 

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i have the drop coils they ride great i just have to cut my new bump stops with he 2-4.5 drop the only thing that sucks is the rear bottoming out but then again i dont have the drop shocks so idk i am gonna put a c notch on the rear tho jus to be safe :D
 

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I have Eibach coils along with McGhaughys spindles in the front and stock shocks.. Rides 100% better than stock. I went witht he Eibachs since they are only 1.5" vs the McG's 2". I removed the bumpstops and went with 1" ES bumps. I've got about 1.5" of travel before the CA's bottom out on the bump stops.
 
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