2008 1500 TRX4 5.7 hemi
had it for a year now
it does sit 1" taller have parked next to other rams and have gone to dealer ships
the shocks are a "offroad" shock infact the rear is what sits 1" taller where as the front end is only about .25" taller
there is a pretty big diffrence in handeling. i live in the kootays in BC and do ALOT of offroad here. this truck never fails me i would be dead or standed if it were any other vehical i will sear by that. ive done these trails in a chevy s10 ram 1500 sltQC 5.7 hemi and my TrX4 QC the SLT had more bounce to it and would bottom out at the bottom of some of the regular down hill rough patches. where as the TRX4 was very stiff and would not even bounce even though the front sits at almost stock ram 1500 hight.
as for lift kits and such yes the rear end will lose 1" off the listed hight ( have tested) i just added an add a leaf to corect this but it also helps aswell seeing as the weakest point of the truck are its tires and i carry 4 spares with me at all times on trails. i run 265/70r/17s right now and will continue to till next season when the mud races begin. i have hash marks on the back tailgate for all my tire victims. 8 so far in 3 months:P mind you i go 70k/h when pssoble for the MDS fuel efficency. go ram :P
il say the TRX4 has also been rock solid on these trails aswell.
long story short hauling *** on the worst of rocky bits lost a tire ( no change in handeling or speed ) kept going on a rim still no loss in power or speed eventually the rim came off and i was draging a rotar still no change in pwoer or handeling. eventually 4-5 clicks down the road a buddy wanted a beer we get out and lo and behold we are screewed. a 40 click hike later and a spare tire replacement the truck ran fine and the breaks were good. (small cratch on the roar wich were machined out) il post pics of the rim. this was the reason i now have 4 spares and a kit to change tires on and off rims with a under hood compressor unit.
sorry i now that was off topic but yes the TRX4 is definilty a ram on its own. not quit a power wagon but its own bread.
ps. the front does retain all lift hights that the kits state its just the rear.
(hard to find a kit for the TRX4 i just peaced mine together)
IF YOU CANT DODGE IT RAM IT