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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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well i just got my 1983 dodge ram 1/2ton 4x4
360, edlebrock intake and holley carb newer trans w/shift kit
new headers and exhaust(flowmasters with turndowns), borgeson steering shaft. i plan on lifting it a little more and putting 35s on it. let me know what you think or ides? having issues with pics will try later to get more.





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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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sweet so you got it home now? Ill stop by soon to check it out.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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yeah its finally home after spinning out on the way home and putting it in the median
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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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Old February 15th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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Sounds like a solid plan.. Those trucks always look good on 35's...
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Old February 15th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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good lookin truck, good luck with the build
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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #7
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yeah imo looks good on 33s but want 35s
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #8
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well ripped out the carpet and the floor is pretty bad hahah



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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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ahh a welder and some time and it will be set. i always liked the older dodges. nice start.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:31 PM   #10
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good luck love the look of old dodges
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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #11
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should be pretty cool when your done. nice to see someone wheeling an older dodge.
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thanks guys not wheelin yet... if it was just the floor that was rusted out id just put the plate that was covering that hole up back over it but its the cab mounts that are worrying me since there pretty much gone.. but yeah im gona have to buya welder again
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looks like a good start. Lets both chip in for a welder since we both need to fab.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #14
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i was looking at the bracing under the floor and it all looks pretty rough would it be easier to cut out the whole floor to get a better look at what i have to do to rebuild the bracing? or would that just be more work because most of the floor sems solid except for the drivers side
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good luck with your build what kind of lift are you thinking ? how big? I had 35 bfg a/t on my truck but thay rubed in the front with 3'' body lift so I wint to 31 for winter but going to try 33 15.50 swamps this spring but be keep in mind I have a 91 body on a 86 frame also
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good luck with your build what kind of lift are you thinking ? how big? I had 35 bfg a/t on my truck but thay rubed in the front with 3'' body lift so I wint to 31 for winter but going to try 33 15.50 swamps this spring but be keep in mind I have a 91 body on a 86 frame also
im thinking 4" or 6" havent really decided yet on a brand just been looking around alot... my truck had 33's on it and didnt rub and to mine and the previous owners knowledge no lift.
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with 35's and 3" body in town mine dont rub ether, but wheeling it and bad (bfg 35 12.50 r15)

thay came from the fatory with a 3'' or so block in the back. to leval the truck out do to the front axle

Its you money but to run 35's at 4'' or 5'' mite sill rub when you push the limits

alot of men like to run 3/4 ton springs super arched but thay ride like shit
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with 35's and 3" body in town mine dont rub ether, but wheeling it and bad (bfg 35 12.50 r15)

thay came from the fatory with a 3'' or so block in the back. to leval the truck out do to the front axle
Its you money but to run 35's at 4'' or 5'' mite sill rub when you push the limits

alot of men like to run 3/4 ton springs super arched but thay ride like shit
what do you mean?
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Old March 26th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #19
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sorry I was rambling .Your truck has 3'' blocks in the raer right. and thay are fatory.

I was told when I got my truck that it had 6'' of lift 3'' body and 3'' suspension. Thats only hafe true I have 3'' body lift and thats it.

All the stock 4x4 rams and ram chargers I have found have these blocks in the rear.
Alot of 4x4 truck ford, dodge but blocks in becuase the front saits higher with the solid axle in than a 2x4 thats indepedint. Its chaeper to block the raer than making new springs or mounts. Sorry if I alarmed you didnt maen to. I was lied to Jest tring to help you. I hate to see you spend the money on a lift and f up a fender wheelin. I cut a tire the first time out.
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sorry I was rambling .Your truck has 3'' blocks in the raer right. and thay are fatory.

I was told when I got my truck that it had 6'' of lift 3'' body and 3'' suspension. Thats only hafe true I have 3'' body lift and thats it.

All the stock 4x4 rams and ram chargers I have found have these blocks in the rear.
Alot of 4x4 truck ford, dodge but blocks in becuase the front saits higher with the solid axle in than a 2x4 thats indepedint. Its chaeper to block the raer than making new springs or mounts. Sorry if I alarmed you didnt maen to. I was lied to Jest tring to help you. I hate to see you spend the money on a lift and f up a fender wheelin. I cut a tire the first time out.
ok so if i get this kit

http://www.jegs.com/i/Skyjacker/825/D600BK/10002/-1

i should get around 6" lift if i stack the blocks which i will prolly rig something up so i dont have like 9" blocks in the rear
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