2001 slow drop.

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    BeauDuke01 Senior Member

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    I used the wrong wording, 2wd, the front spring hanger for the rear axle, knock out the rivits, flip the hanger, re bolt, and gain 2" of drop.
     
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    Ok thanks for clearing that up for me.

    Tip; You will have to drop the gas tank to work on the drivers side hanger and leaf-spring bolt. If you have small hands and arm's you might be able to just loosen off the gas tank straps move the tank over and squeeze your hand between the frame and the tank (from the top that is).

    Edit: Keep an eye on your pinion angle it going to change on you when you do this.
     
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    yessir, you also have to elongate two of the holes to get it to bolt up.
     
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    I would not elongate a hanger hole, if there is room drill new holes in the hanger and the frame. Try and keep the new holes at least an inch from the old ones if possible.
     
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    all else fails, i'll buy 9/16th's bolts instead and drill through all holes
     
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    new ball joints got here Saturday, drop springs will be here Wednesday, and shocks will be here Thursday. Still need to go get new tie rod ends, will get goodie pics as soon as i have the brown santa stop by
     
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    ok, i had some issues with my secondary vehicle, so i never had time to tear my ram down. but i sold my durango, and bought a new challenger. so reliable daily driver, means time to tear up the ram.

    Last week, due to the drop in oil prices, my little brother, who was a tool pusher in the oilfield got laid off, so i took my ram out to the farm today, and gave him some cash to keep him floating. he's going to do my ball joints, tie rod ends, flip the leaf spring hangers, and install my drop springs, and new shocks.

    i told him id come get it next weekend, then i just have to take it in for an alignment.
     
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    ok, so the ass end is done, this is 2" drop shackles and front leaf spring flip. im currently running 305/50/20's

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    hes starting the front this afternoon, but claims he wont send me any pics after this one. i think the rear drop is freakin perfect the way it is, and am super freaking stoked about seeing the front end dropped down some. I'll update when i see more.
     
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    ok, the shocks that i got last year when planning my drop are wrong. the rears where ok, but i got the wrong fronts. they sent oe replacements for a 4x4 ram, when i called belltech to re order the correct length, they told me they didnt have any. sooooo, a call to Summit Racing got me the right front shocks... and surprise surprise... i have two new Belltech Nitro 2 drop shocks on there way, the shocks Belltech told me they didnt have.

    so they will be here monday, I'm going to head out to the farm and get my truck saturday after work, upgrade my front bumper bolts, and try to mount my new 30" lightbar in the slot of my bumper. I'll get some pics up sunday.
     

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