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2014 RAM 1500 Express Crew Cab

Discussion in 'Member Trucks' started by ram1500rsm, Aug 13, 2018.

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    Went a little towards the dark side and traded in the wife 2014 Durango SXT for a 2017 Ford Explorer XLT :) Damn and to think i had started to learn to tune the ZF8 trans with the D couple of days ago. Oh well...

    [​IMG]Untitled by RAM RSM, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]2020-10-04_08-47-30 by RAM RSM, on Flickr
     
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    Not a lot of new stuff that i've added to the truck since the winch. I did re-spool the winch line last week, and ordered more items for my recovery bag i didn't have this time around: Winch blanket, couple of soft shackles, winch line protector etc, as well as new air compressor (Viaair 88P) that will replace my 10 years old Tsunami MF-1050 air compressor. I'll carry both just in case. The Tsunami still works despite a melted fuse that i've never ever replaced. I'm honestly surprised how this thing have survived this long so i'm keeping in the truck juist cause the little thing refuse to die :)

    [​IMG]2020-10-15_12-15-24 by RAM RSM, on Flickr
     
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    Took the chance to do a new round of measurements and height test, combined with stock height measurements
    Stock:
    Cooper AT3 4S 275/60/20, 33"
    Front height: 33 1/8"
    Rear height: 39 1/4"

    Current mods as of 10/15/2020

    Front Mods weight: 158lbs
    Center mods weight: 160lbs
    Rear mods weight: 489lbs

    Tires: Patagonia MT 315/70/17, 34.7"
    Tire height difference: 34.7"-33" = 1.7"/2 = 0.85" at the axel



    Front measurements:
    Coilovers: King 2.5 Piggybacks 500lbs 14" springs, 14 threads driver, 13 threads passenger
    Ground to fender: 39 3/4"
    Hub to fender: 23 3/8
    Hub to fender at max droop: 26 5/8
    Total droop travel: 3 1/4", highly refreshing as i always measured 2.75" when measuring the edge of the tire at ground height and max droop
    Coilover Preload above adjusters: 1 3/8 driver, 1 1/4" passenger
    Top hat to Coilover: Driver: 20 3/4" , Passenger: 20 3/4

    Rear:
    Clayton 2.5" rear springs
    Hub to fender: 24 3/4"
    Ground to fender: 41 1/2"

    --------------------------------------------- Stock vs modded ----------------
    current front gain with respect to stock : 36.125" -- 38.9" = Total: 2.77" lift
    current rear gain with respect to stock: 39.25" -- 40.65" = Total: 1.4" lift

    This accounts for extra weight from mods, and excludes the 0.85" extra height from the 315 tires so i can compare apples to apples as if i had 33" tires.

    Also wanted so compare CV angles for chit and giggles since i'm not using spacers.
    I've documented the different heights i've had throught the mods i've done:
    For instance the Rancho QL that most say don't lift not even 2" ended up giving me the advertised 2.25' after they settled, 2.5" after the install



    CV Angle at 2.25" Rancho QL's, ground to fender 39.25", Falken AT3W 315/70/17
    [​IMG]Untitled by RAM RSM, on Flickr

    CV Angles with Kings at 2.75", 39.75" ground to fender, Patagonia MT 315/70/17
    [​IMG]2020-10-13_02-59-45 by RAM RSM, on Flickr

    CV Angles lifting the front .875" (lifted the front in full with jack and then i just left the CO's settle down without moving, then measured both sides. So literally this is how i'd guess the CV's will look if i turned my CO's to their max for a 3.5-3.6" lift
    Ground to fender: 40.625"

    [​IMG]2020-10-13_03-00-08 by RAM RSM, on Flickr

    And this are the CV's angles at the absolute max droop, all the 3 1/4 down travel eaten in full :)
    [​IMG]2020-10-13_03-00-25 by RAM RSM, on Flickr
     
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    In conversations with Accutune one more time. I was able to find the compressed specs of my new shocks with the help of Accutune and they're not what i wanted. My current shocks are 28.75" extended but 19.75" compressed. I wanted 18" compressed. Accutune opened up a case with King to find out what happened when they made them and if possible a solution at no cost for me.

    Based on the conversation they had with King they said best they can do is 28.4" extended, 19" compressed mainly because something to do with the shocks bodies they use for the RAM speced piggybacks which i purposedly wanted as a plug and play application. so I sent an email with the confirmation to Accutune that i agree with the new specs.

    it seems i'll have to take the shocks off the truck and either drop them at Accutune, or i asked them if i could drop them directly to King. (King is 30 min away, Accutune is 60 min away). Hopefully doesn't take another 6 weeks for King to fix my chit :)
     

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