I am trying to install a set of Hotchess bars on my mag. The question is are the bars froma rwd mag the same as awd mags.
In a word..... NOOriginally Posted by Silver Bullit
FRI Econo Heads & FRI Sidewinder: Installed @ BFNY by Hemi31 with special guest Fnkychkn, JBA Shorties, JBA/HHP hi-flow catted mids, stock SRT8 cat-back, C&L CAI.
HUGE thanks to Hemiwagn and HalfFast Performance for making it all possible.
Yea I just had mine lowered yesterday, and both front and rear is off. I did search and did not see any post about a real fix for it. A company does exist called Specialty Products who makes the kit for the front. My mechanic actually showed me the info on them. They sell front camber arms that will then allow for the adjustments. They are expensive as all heck though($295 each side from what it looks like). I see other companys make something for the rear, as does this one. Anyone try these yet?Originally Posted by snickle
Click link and then put in the info on your car. Pic is below of what one looks like.
i was looking at my 05 awd 3.5 car and wondering how they raised the ride height from the factory. specifically i was wondering if they may have just installed thicker spring pads in the rear. it looks as if i could lower the rear an inch and the car would just look level.
If I missed a discussion on this I apologise 'cause I didn't see anything on it, but doesn anyone in this here forum have any experience with Eibach springs on the Magnum? I've used them exclusively in the past on other makes that will go unmentioned here, and unless I hear specific reasons not to go with them I will. Any help here folks? Thanks a million! Also, the Gallery doesn't like my pics, sp hit dub dub dub dot photobucket dot com, and search for "fatrock" and there you'll see a couple pics of my beast.
Fatrock look around a lot of people have used them, use the search tool also. I used them also, but had to take them off due to ride height being to low.
KRT:2005 BLACK Dragon:MODS: None, pure Natural Dragon
I got a question.. I have lowered my car and then unlowered it.. I did that to take my springs out because I finally upgraded to the R/T.. Anyway the rear I have questions about.. I had done the rear by loosening the whole rear sub frame then lowering that while sitting on the jack (off course you have to unbolt the exhaust). Anyway when putting my SXT back together I had issues of the subframe lining up and then one of the subframe bolts broke the thread insert out of the body.. Anyway I think this is a crappy way of doing the rear install. I saw you did it a different and probably better. DO you have to compress the rear springs when you unbolt that lower bar? Can you just explain the rear a tad more.. I also never trimmed my bump stops in the rear shock on the old car and it rode fine. I assume i will do this on my new one but can you guys give me some feedback again.. I really dont want to unbolt my rear sub frame again. if I do the rear again I will most likely take it someplace to have it done. The fronts I am getting pretty good at now (-: I think I can do a side in 30min if I hurry and get the top hat all lined up.
Anyway please let me know your help is appreciated.
Mods List: -- 2006 R/T Hemi, 3-10 Diamond Audio Subs, Kenwood DDX8017, Dolby Surround with Diamond tweets, 4inch and 6inch doors and dash, 2-Diamond Audio Amps, 22x9.5 Foose Nitrous Chrome Wheels - Pirelli 265/35/22 tires - Eibach Pro Kit- Bassani SS exhaust.
2006 Magnum RT
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Okay guys I never lowered the rear of my car.. I did however do the front.. My reasoning. is that my subs in the rear lower it alot anyway. I was afraid it would cause it to rub or look uneven.. So anyway I dont have to learn about the rear lucky me. Anyway if you do the subframe thing be careful I did have the insert break loose and it wasnt covered under warranty. They luckily just took care of it for me because I bought a new car from them but be careful if you do the sub frame way. The way they do it on this knowledge base seems the safer way to do it. I will post a pic of just the front lowered and the way I took care of the back end (-:
Okay here is how I lowered the rear..
Great article! Saved me $$$ on paying someone to drop mine. Thanks
Altus AFB, Oklahoma
2006 Maggie R/T
5.7L Hemi Registry # 00687
A note for AWD installs. The bolt that holds the fork at the bottom of the strut dosn't have enough room to come out unless you take the tie rod end off at the spindel. Jus use the same tool you used to break the ball joint loose.
Before and After
I am really thinking on doing this myself but am still worried about alignment.
Did you guys had to do some alingment in order to avoid negative camber after lowering? If so, did you have to take it to a shop to do it or could it be also considered as a DIY project?
Last edited by energumeno; 04-08-2007 at 01:58 AM.
I actually havent taken mine to the alignment shop yet but really should. The wheel is straight so I am not to worried about it.. When I lowered my first mag a SXT.. i did have the alignment way off so I just took it to a shop and had them align everything.. After doing two cars I feel like I have it down pretty good.. i would suggest to do it on a day that you have some patience and take you time. The main thing is make sure you have the top part of your stut aligned properly. Just make sure you look at how the top is aligned with the bottom part of the strut make sure when you put the new springs on that the top aligns the way it did from the factory.. That will be the hardest part with the front.. Also word from the wise use the spring compessor kit from advance auto you just put a diposit down on it and keep your reciept.. when you are done you bring it back and its free. Also if you dont have an impact wrench and a compressor dont even attempt it. It would take for everrrrrrrr..
Good Luck... its not hard if you have all the right tools. Like a 12 pack of your fav cheap beer.
Mongriel--- hey what sunroof do you have on that thing? My R/t has every option but the sunroof so I am curious.. Your care defenitly looks better lowered. I think magnum looks silly with all the space in the wheel wells.