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Old 02-23-2012, 12:40 PM
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Default 2500 Coil Springs on 1500 2wd

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ive been looking at putting a set of the 2500 coil springs on the front of my 2001 1500. its 2wd but i think it will be cheaper than to just put some coil spacers? someone correct me if im wrong. but i want the front higher than the back to give it the baja loook.

The question is.... are the springs a direct fit? can i just take out my old springs and put the new ones in. i would think i need an alignment but should everything bolt rght in with out major modifications?
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If they are both the same diameter, you should be fine. Please adjust your headlights after achieving your desired stance.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:47 PM
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Is the 2500 gas or diesel? And was it 2wd or 4wd?
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im going to be buyin them off of craigslist or going to a junkyard. should i be looking at a set of 2wd gas stewie?
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im going to be buyin them off of craigslist or going to a junkyard. should i be looking at a set of 2wd gas stewie?
I was just wondering what the truck was they are coming off of.

A member here had some 4x4 Diesel coil's that I wanted to buy for the same reasons, to level the front end. It was advised that it may not work, and I didn't wanna be a guinea pig and find out.
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I know with the 4wd the coils all swap out, I have 3500 diesel coils on my 1500. I would ASSUME it would be the same deal as long as the donor truck is a 2wd, but I could be wrong
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2wd springs will all interchange (except maybe the solid front axle springs). You'll get like 3/4" from gas springs and at least 2" lift from V10/diesel springs (the ride will be terrible).

I have a set of diesel springs for sale, they made the ride too harsh. I bought them new off RockAuto on a clearance special for $45. Don't let a junkyard rip you off!
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They made your ride rougher? I honestly could not tell a difference in ride when i did mine, but mine where used so maybe that made a difference?
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They made the ride incredibly bad. I also needed to buy the 8800# GVWR shocks because the standard shocks wouldn't dampen the springs (ie. my truck would bounce).

I live in AZ so anytime off road is primarily on rock so maybe I had more occasion to notice the ride difference. Maybe the 4x4 springs are more progressive too.

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Maybe the 4x4 springs are more progressive too.
Doubt it. They are just designed to have more travel than the lower sitting 4x2's, so they don't need to be *quite* as stiff.
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