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Old 01-15-2014, 02:11 AM
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Default Clarification/Advice on suspension set-up

I have a 02 Ram 1500 2wd standard cab and It's overdue for a suspension overhaul (shocks, tie rods, ball joints, ect) I've put it off long enough and now it's starting to give me problems, so I thought now would be a good time to order my 3" lift spindles to level out the front. I found some on ebay made by Chassis Tech for $269 has anyone tried these? Airbagit.com also has em for $300. I'm just needing a little clarification/advice on a couple of things.

1. From what I've read I won't need longer brake lines for the 3" spindle lift, I just need to tell the suspension shop where I'm having the work done that they just need to swap the left and right brake lines to have enough slack correct?

2. Also since I'm only going with the 3" spindle lift, I'm not required to buy longer shocks right?

3. Finally has anyone tried the Pro Comp ES9000 shocks I found some for a good price. Are they any good?

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Old 01-15-2014, 05:35 AM
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I have the pro comps on my 03 qc Hemi with a 2" approx torsion bar lift.
I junked the Bilstein HD4600 for them as the Billy's were bottoming out on the front giving me a terrible ride!
The pro comps fitted perfectly and the ride is so much better for me.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:08 PM
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Thanks I'll go ahead and order them.
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You need the stock length shocks. The spindle lift changes nothing with the suspension geometry, it only changes the location of the wheel bearing. I've heard the same about the brake lines, but I just don't get the resigning behind it. They obviously have to be the same length, so how does swapping them give extra slack?
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:23 PM
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I hear ya on the brake lines I'm not sure about it either, maybe someone will chime in that's done it.
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Ok I ordered my shocks and 3" lift spindles. Besides replacing my ball joints and tie rods is there any thing else I should go ahead and replace on the suspension while it's in the shop? My trucks never had any suspension work done and it has 118k on it.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:15 PM
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Yes, also have them replace the lower control arm bushings while they have it apart. I rebuilt my whole front end at the beginning if last year and didn't even think of the those. Guess what I'm doing this year? rebuilding my front end again!. Those bushing went totally out and screwed everything else up. Let us know if you found out anything about the brake lines. I'm going to be doing the 3" spindle thing when I rebuild it again
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:32 PM
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As soon as the parts come in ill be taking it to the shop and I'll let you know about the lines. Thanks for the help
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:45 AM
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The brake lines have to be pulled to switch them, why not have the whole braking system flex lines changed out to braided upgrade, they aren't that costly, and you'll actually get better braking from them
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:35 AM
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Just out of curiosity, why do they have to be switched is one longer than the other? Just need to be clear on this so I can tell the shop
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