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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Lifted!!!

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Old 06-15-2009, 03:03 PM
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looks good, ditch the shock boots though. they retain moisture and cause the shocks to rust out. plus they look cooler without.
 
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nice truck what else you plan on doing to her
 
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That is pretty sweet and the price is right. I'd like to do the same thing with my 97 Ram 1500 4x4 but it is a Sport with the short bed and single cab. How do you find the front coil spring spacers?
 
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Do the tires rub?
 
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Erm, guys, 4 year old thread? Don't expect an answer.......
 
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You can find kits on ebay that have 3" coil spacers and 2" blocks. Then purchase some shocks that are designed for a 2-3" lift. I bought mine from ruffcountry.com

I just did this on my truck and am very pleased with the results. I bought 285/75/16's but they would rub at full lock. I had to buy new rims to clear the tires.

Mine is a 99 ram sport 1500 ext. cab. heres a pic.

 
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Great thread. I love this site. This is exactly what I want to do. Did you guys experience handling or steering issues?
 
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Originally Posted by colinbreckmang View Post
You can find kits on ebay that have 3" coil spacers and 2" blocks. Then purchase some shocks that are designed for a 2-3" lift. I bought mine from ruffcountry.com

I just did this on my truck and am very pleased with the results. I bought 285/75/16's but they would rub at full lock. I had to buy new rims to clear the tires.

Mine is a 99 ram sport 1500 ext. cab. heres a pic.

TRuck looks great!

So did the rims move the tire out of the wheel well a little bit? Can you explain?

Why wouldn't an AAL do the same thing as a block in the rear?
 

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Originally Posted by kawiultra99 View Post
TRuck looks great!

So did the rims move the tire out of the wheel well a little bit? Can you explain?

Why wouldn't an AAL do the same thing as a block in the rear?
An AAL will give you additional height, but, doesn't move the axle further from the spring. In fact, it makes the spring thicker, so it is more resistant to axle wrap. Keeps the stock geometry there...
 
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:05 AM
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My steering is great, no issues from the spacers.

Yes Add a leaf is better than Blocks for sure. But does make the ride very stiff.

The kit I ordered came with the blocks so I just used them and they work great. The blocks with the kit came tapperd to maintain the correct angle for the axle and also came with pins so theres no way they could slip out.

Here is the kit I ordered
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-Front-2-Rea...item4d01738036

If you dont want to use blocks just order the spacers and the add a leaf seperate. Make sure you get extended shocks though.

The new rims had a negative offset which brought the whole wheel out a couple inches to make sure the tire would clear everything.
 

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