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MattHicks2010 05-09-2013 09:54 AM

Torsion Bar of IFS?
Hey guys! I just bought a 2008 Ram and I was wondering how to I tell if I have a torsion bar front or ifs? Im wanting to level my truck, just need to find out what I need.

gonefishin776 05-09-2013 09:58 AM

You don't have torsion bars. 05 and earlier 3rd gens do.

You can get a spacer kit like hell bent steel for ~$80 a pair.

but most people on here run/recommend adjustable shocks like bilstein 5100 or rancho. Bilsteins being the most common. they are about $180 a pair but well liked over spacers.

I run them at max setting

gonefishin776 05-09-2013 10:00 AM

my truck is only leveled with the bilsteins with 35x12.5x17 tires that fit perfectly.

contact to order a set if you chose them. They will get the fast shipping and a great deal with a forum member discount

MattHicks2010 05-09-2013 10:58 AM

I didnt even know that you could adjust ride height with shocks. Do you have to buy different springs also? Or just the shocks?

gonefishin776 05-09-2013 10:59 AM

Here is a video explaining the bilsteins and why they are superior over spacers. watch the whole thing. You reuse the factory springs

MattHicks2010 05-09-2013 11:13 AM

Thank you very much!

HemiLonestar 05-09-2013 02:42 PM

If you're 2wd then you have coils with shocks inside. If you're 4wd, then you'll have struts. 02-05 2wd have coils, but as stated 02-05 4wd have t-bars.

gonefishin776 05-09-2013 02:45 PM

exactly ^^^^^^^^^^ forgot to clarify with you whether you had 2wd or 4wd

RogerRamJet 05-09-2013 03:20 PM

OK, so I have 2005 QC 2WD. All I need to do to level it is tighten the torsion bars? Seems a little iffy. Is that the best way or is there anything else I can/should do to level it?

gonefishin776 05-09-2013 03:24 PM

it's a doable way, as Long as you don't go over 2-2.5" you'll be fine

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