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Old December 31st, 2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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has anyone heard anything on the new rancho leveling system for the new body style rams?
anyone running a good system? this is my dd and tow rig, so I don't want to go high. Any suggestions?
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Old December 31st, 2006, 08:35 PM   #2
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2" spacer from BDS, assuming they offer it by now for the DR/DH's. I have them on mine and ran them before the lift as well. Very beefy.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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thanks for the info PP!
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 03:05 PM   #4
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Why level it? I run mine with the Firestone airbags in the back to bring it up to level with a heavy load or trailer on it. If I lifted the front 2" I would be nose up with anything in the back or towing.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 03:11 PM   #5
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Why level it? I run mine with the Firestone airbags in the back to bring it up to level with a heavy load or trailer on it. If I lifted the front 2" I would be nose up with anything in the back or towing.
Because the front suspension is always the issue on Ram's when fitting larger tires. A full lift isn't necessary in a lot of cases (and many don't want one anyway). Lots of people told me I needed at least a full 4" lift to fit 35's on my BR when all I needed was a 2" front spacer.
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with my 2003, I'm running hot rod style(nose down), the rear wheel well has plenty of room for my 33" STS's but the front is cramped. With the front leveled, 35"s will not be an issue.
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Old February 14th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #7
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2" spacer from BDS, assuming they offer it by now for the DR/DH's. I have them on mine and ran them before the lift as well. Very beefy.
how much of a job is this to do? any speical tools needed??
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Coil spring compressors.
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has anyone heard anything on the new rancho leveling system for the new body style rams?
anyone running a good system? this is my dd and tow rig, so I don't want to go high. Any suggestions?
What year? 1500? 2500? 3500?
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Thanks PP
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Old February 16th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #11
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on the NEW body style ram, Find me a Coil spring on the 1500 model.. :tonka:
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how much of a job is it?? i've never done anything with coils!!! i'd like to do this on both of my 98's
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how much of a job is it?? i've never done anything with coils!!! i'd like to do this on both of my 98's
I'd say get the truck suspended by the frame with the suspension drooped, but still supported with a floor jack. Compress the coils, unbolt shocks, etc, install spacers, reinstall shocks/coils, etc.
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I'd say get the truck suspended by the frame with the suspension drooped, but still supported with a floor jack. Compress the coils, unbolt shocks, etc, install spacers, reinstall shocks/coils, etc.[/QUOTE]

thanks again PP. that sounds easy enough
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Just to be clear, I meant support the front axle with a floor jack. Keep an eye on the ABS and brake lines when you get things disconnected and lower the front axle.
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Just to be clear, I meant support the front axle with a floor jack. Keep an eye on the ABS and brake lines when you get things disconnected and lower the front axle.
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I just about leveled mine out.. left about 3/4" of an inch of rake in it so when it haul something it isnt rediculous.. Stuck a 3/4" socket on the impact and went to town the tbars.. Rides a LITTLE harder but no ill affects on the alignment.. i was suprised..
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I have a 2004 and I did the same thing as Muddinguy at 250 miles. I have over 70K on it now with no issues. I went up about 1-1.25" on the torsion bars. It does ride a little harder, but I always thought they were a little soft in the front anyway......I drop it back down before I tow the travel trailer so it sits level. Took about 2.3 minutes.
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