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Can a 2001 Ram1500, 2wheel drive be lowered? If so, how (short of using a thorch)?...


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Old 02-27-2014, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can a 2001 Ram1500, 2wheel drive be lowered? If so, how (short of using a thorch)?


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Old 02-27-2014, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Shorter springs and shocks, and possibly lower control arms for the front and longer shackles for the rear plus maybe removing the overload spring from the leaf spring packs.


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There are many aftermarket options available to lower this truck.
Depends largely on the desired about of drop.

Lower Control Arms are a great way to get low without a largely diminished ride quality.
There is a lot of 'free' drop to be had be reworking the rear hangers and removing the over load springs. Or, if you're after more drop, you can do an axle over swap too.


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Old 06-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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mine has a axle flip in the back with a mini c notch from western chassis and lower control arms up front from djm suspension which came out to about a 4/6 drop
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cut coils, or remove them to run shocks


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Jmc, I have a mine c notch but the rear ride quality is still crap. Do you know anywhere that has a prefabed full c notch for these trucks?


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not that I know of. may have to try and get a universal kit. im getting mine from avsontheweb.com I believe there 110$ but ima get the notch and bridge kit for $220 here pretty soon
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I'm gonna check them out. I need at least 8" or better to get back some ride quality.


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I'm gonna check them out. I need at least 8" or better to get back some ride quality.


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Do u happen to have drop shocks in the back or the factory shocks?
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