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flores1091 11-17-2009 04:17 PM

Help any one????
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i droped the back of my 95 dodge ram 1500 by switching the leafs to the bottom. but it sits on the bumbstops. this is a project car and dont mind cutting a few things here and there. people told me to cut the bumbstops shorter. or to c-notch the frame.
soo if i c-notch the frame. how much do i gota cut? and it wont cause the back to bend?? i dont carry nothing in the back or tow anything..
or could i take another leaf spring out of another dodge at a salvage yard and put it in. would that help raise or stiffin the rest of them?
the exaust comes close to hitting the rear shock in the back.. so if i can keep the hight or raise it just a little would be better..

(i have no bumber cause im getting a rollpan<if thats what there called):smileup:

chithead 11-17-2009 04:21 PM

Cutting the bumpstops is a good idea. C-notching requires additional bracing to compensate for cutting the frame.

erm 11-17-2009 04:23 PM

Yeah, I'd start with the bump stops first. C-notching a frame is all about cutting, gusseting and welding which is best left to someone who's done it before.

flores1091 11-17-2009 07:21 PM

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ok soo here it is with out the bumb stops..
i took it for a careful drive around the block. and the bouncing stoped.. but there isnt much travel for the suspension.
even with a small pice of the bumbstop i knw it will hit at times.. an i dnt want that..
how much do i gota cutt for soo it wont? this truck isnt for off road or nothing..

chithead 11-17-2009 07:46 PM

I would think at least 1" of bumpstop would be ok. Enough to keep the rear end from hitting the frame.

flores1091 11-17-2009 08:32 PM

and would that be enough clearance?

GregInAtl 11-17-2009 09:10 PM

I c-notched and didnt look back. Buy a c-notch kit so you have proper support and dont sweat it. I pull a 21' boat and nothing bends or has any issue at all.

flores1091 11-17-2009 09:36 PM

would any local auto shops have any of those kits?

CdnoilRAM 11-18-2009 12:02 AM

You can order C-notch kits from Belltech or DJM, they both make a full kits that all but bolt on and give you the proper supports. You're looking at $150-250 depending on what you want. I'd recommend the Belltech myself as it gives you both a left and right plate that bolts into the frame.

bigjeff64 11-18-2009 01:10 AM

c notch kits are very dependable now as compared to the past. they have airbag kits that require u to cut front the front of the notch completely off and to bolt and weld the remaining frame back on. most c notch kits have bolt and welding spots for extra stength. plus the notch actually creates a box frame for the notch.

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