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I have a 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T. I want to lower it and put some sway bars on it. I plan on adding some 20" Chrome Boss 335s. I was wondering if anyone had a some tips or feedback on what they used to lower their car? Whether it be just throwing some shorter springs on the car or doing a complete coil over kit with sways. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Pictures too if you would like...

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What are you goals with the car? Do you road race, drag race, daily drive?

If you are looking for the best ride quality: coil overs with some sway bars. Problem with most coil overs is the hurt your drag racing times due to the no weight transfer (unless you get the afco drag coil overs).

But for daily driving or road racing the coilovers are the way to go - for performance and comfort while driving.

Lowering springs are a good way just to lower the car if you are looking for that stance, will not be a harsh ride - but not as nice as coilovers.

It all depends on the budget you have and what you are looking for!
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Coilovers are the best route for sure. Depending on your budget. ST Suspensions makes a good kit that comes pre-tuned. I have it right now for $890 shipped. Or if your looking to spend less money ST Suspensions makes a 1.4" lowering spring set for $240 shipped.
 

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I have a SMS Suspension and like it. If you are wanting a full kit I have my SMS Kit for sale. Im going a different route and need to get rid of the kit.
 

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Im not one to really go cheap when it comes to my vehicles. I am a huge fan of quality. My initial thought when posting this was coil over kit with sway bars and it seems that is the best way to go. Now i just got to figure out which kit to go with???
 

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I'm sure there are other brands out there, but I know KW coilovers are highly regarded. I have the variant 1 on my Charger SRT8 and love them... variant 2 allows for dampening adjustment... and then I believe there are higher end variants as well...
 

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Yea i looked at the KW Variant 1.. From people I have talked to KW is pretty good. I looked at a couple blogs also and it just really sets the Challenger a part from the rest. I thought about going with Mopar Stage 1 Performance Coilovers also. But I do like what I hear from people about KW.
 

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Yea i looked at the KW Variant 1.. From people I have talked to KW is pretty good. I looked at a couple blogs also and it just really sets the Challenger a part from the rest. I thought about going with Mopar Stage 1 Performance Coilovers also. But I do like what I hear from people about KW.
Yep KW makes the mopar kit i have the stage I and i love it!!The front can be adjusted very easy and the back is a little harder but not bad.I have run 1.96 60' times at the track with stock RSAs so they dont effect the launch that bad.I will say if you want sway bars do them at the same time at least the rear they are a pian in the ass.You have to drop the cradle so do them when you do the coilovers!!I love the ride and everyone loves the stance!!!
 

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KW Coilover kits are the best out there for the Challenger. I can get you free shipping on a KW kit. Just shoot me a message.

ST Suspensions is the brother company to KW. So you will find similar quality and features in the ST Suspensions coilover kit as well. I can get you a forum discount on ST coilovers.
 

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I have a 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T. I want to lower it and put some sway bars on it. I plan on adding some 20" Chrome Boss 335s. I was wondering if anyone had a some tips or feedback on what they used to lower their car? Whether it be just throwing some shorter springs on the car or doing a complete coil over kit with sways. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Pictures too if you would like...

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Cojomv55 – Mikey asked a lot of great questions. Your plans on what you’re going to do with your car are very important and will determine what parts you go with.
Unless you are planning a full-on racecar, you should be totally satisfied with a street/strip system like our TVS kit. There are a lot of members here that are happy with the performance of their TVS kit.

 

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I think I am really set on the KW Variant 1 Coilover kit. I do want to throw some sway bars on the car as well. Would anybody recommend Mopar sway bars along with the kit? Any other sway bar options I should look at?
 

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I think I am really set on the KW Variant 1 Coilover kit. I do want to throw some sway bars on the car as well. Would anybody recommend Mopar sway bars along with the kit? Any other sway bar options I should look at?
The ST Suspensions coilover kit is pretty much a KW V1 kit. The ST kit has a galvanized housing instead of a stainless steel housing the KW kit has.

Either way I can get you setup with either or. Give me a call or shoot me a message.
 

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I think I am really set on the KW Variant 1 Coilover kit. I do want to throw some sway bars on the car as well. Would anybody recommend Mopar sway bars along with the kit? Any other sway bar options I should look at?
Sway bars: Hotchkis. They've been around forever and I don't think anyone has had a single major issue.

If I were you, I'd look into the ST coilovers also, as they're made by KW and have the same internal components (what really matters most)... a compromise in galvanized vs. stainless steel housing, but if its significantly cheaper for the ST, you may be able to get your hotchkis sways "for free" (aka: the difference in price between the KW and ST coilovers).
 

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I'd like my SRT8 to have less body roll than in the photo above. It may be just me, but it looks aweful close to lifting that left front tire off the ground... I guess it's a constant compromise between decent ride vs. performance.
 

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Put the Mopar sway bars on my '12 R/T and couldn't be happier with the results: no ride deterioration and flat in the turns. Installing the rear though requires removing the rear axle subassembly. It seemed to raise the rear a bit too--a look I've found that I like.
 

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I’ve been piercing my suspension setup slowly, I’ve been running KW V1 coil overs for past 5 years as a daily driver. I would never go back to the stock suspension. I’ve also been running mopar front and rear strut bars with it. I can’t speak to the sway bars. That will be the next step eager to see how those will help because with the coil overs and strut bars it’s amazing how there is no flex when cornering.
 
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