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Old 08-12-2018, 09:11 PM
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Anyone on here got some bad experience with the key and block leveling kits? Never used one or even heard of them until I started looking for a lift kit for my dakota.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:13 PM
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It's reasonably the only way to go, really. Just be aware with torsion bars that you'll want to absolutely flood the keys in PB blaster for a solid week before pulling them apart, and they will almost always be under load, even when free-hanging. Be careful if you've never worked with torsion springs before.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:44 PM
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Yeah I heave worked with them before doing some front end work. But I find it hard to believe that there is barely any kits for these dakotas
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:49 PM
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Yeah I heave worked with them before doing some front end work. But I find it hard to believe that there is barely any kits for these dakotas
Dak/Dur platform is very under-supported. There are no spindle lift kits or anything of the sort for the front. Keys and blocks are the only option. Many many moons ago Tough Country IIRC made a kit but it was D/C'd probably 8-10 years ago
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:00 PM
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So I'm pretty much looking and custom if I wanna go anywhere above 3"
 
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So I'm pretty much looking and custom if I wanna go anywhere above 3"
yes. Tom A has a SAS thread on here, but the conversion cost more than the truck was worth.
 
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How hard would it be to take the front suspension off a 97 ram 1500 and work it on my dakota?
 
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How hard would it be to take the front suspension off a 97 ram 1500 and work it on my dakota?
No, nothing will cross over from a ram.
 
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No need for the keys you can just crank your factory bars, I cranked mine 2" and put a 1.5" block in the rear to keep the rear slightly higher. It still rides fine with the bars cranked up.
 
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