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gmoneyRT 01-13-2013 02:10 PM

drop control arms
 
does anyone know if the lower control arms are the same from an 05 to 11?? reason i ask is cuz they make 2" drop control arms for 02-05 rams.

RAM EM 01-13-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by gmoneyRT (Post 982841)
does anyone know if the lower control arms are the same from an 05 to 11?? reason i ask is cuz they make 2" drop control arms for 02-05 rams.

I doubt it, but I'm not sure. Just curious, why would you want drop arms instead of springs, did you find a crazy deal on these or something?

BLACK07 01-13-2013 11:48 PM

Im almost 100% sure they are not the same (almost). I believe the year groupings are 02-05 are the same, 06-08 are the same and 09+ are the same.

From a business stand point it would make sense for a company to list the most years you can for your product so it would reach more people. It's not always the case but usually if it will fit a certain year the company will let you know.

gmoneyRT 01-14-2013 07:49 PM

i do have drop spring but wanna go lower was just curious about the arms because i know the spindles push tires out....who knows maybe arms would too!! just throwin it out there!!lol

RAM EM 01-15-2013 12:49 AM

Only thing is, if you did find and use a drop arm, it would essentially be the same as using a spring that was 2" shorter than what you already have. A drop has a deeper "well" or "pocket" where the spring sits, increasing the depth area the spring sits in. I think you would have a very hard (or impossible) time getting the alignment back to specs. If you want a little more drop, you could cut 1/2 a coil off your drop springs and it would give you about another 1", and your at the extreme limit of getting it realigned at that point. Only way to go beyond that is spindles, unfortunately.

gmoneyRT 01-15-2013 09:52 AM

i have 3/4 of a coil cut on front and plan on doin a full coil so extra 1/4, ya ill be pushing the alignment so spindles may be my route...thanks for the input!


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