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Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 05-18-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,659
Posted By Spike
Here is a quick follow up. My ball joints...

Here is a quick follow up. My ball joints "popped" about 17k miles after I installed the 2.5" kit. I mentioned before that my dealer is lift friendly and covered it.

I inspected them recently...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 04-29-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By Spike
Just the front. I am running equal to...

Just the front.

I am running equal to 33x12's and no spacers on stock wheels with no rubbing. I may even get away with it on 35's because I can still fit a finger of clearance. It probably...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 04-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Spike
No need to lift for 33's. I ran 33x12's on the...

No need to lift for 33's. I ran 33x12's on the stock 20's with stock height.

Airbags should not be an issue as you are not messing around with it on a typical lift, at least not one that you...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 04-29-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By Spike
It depends. I typically debadge my vehicles but...

It depends. I typically debadge my vehicles but not all of the RAM. If I had a base model 2wd, then I probably would. But, having a Hemi and 4x4 is pretty sweet so I left those on.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 04-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Spike
When I hit the trails, I always have my trusty...

When I hit the trails, I always have my trusty 2x12's about 3' long and they have been used.

You have most of what you need in the above posts but it sure is nice to have one of those lights...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 04-20-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Spike
We have basically the same truck and my fuel...

We have basically the same truck and my fuel economy was pretty close to yours stock. With a 2.5" front, 1.75" rear lift and 305/55 20 E rated AT tires, my fuel economy did not really change around...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 04-17-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Spike
I tow a 3,500lb travel trailer often and at...

I tow a 3,500lb travel trailer often and at 65mph, I average between 16-17 mpg in tow haul mode and 7th gear. But, if there is a bad headwind, I have done as bad as 12 mpg.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 03-02-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By Spike
If you go 1.5", then I doubt you will have ball...

If you go 1.5", then I doubt you will have ball joint issues. My Dad's truck is a '14 with 1.5" spacers and has not had an issue in 20K miles.

I am running a 2.5" spacers and popped both ball...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 03-02-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Spike
My dad has the same truck as you, the stock tires...

My dad has the same truck as you, the stock tires on 17's are more like 32" tall and are pretty light duty. Add an inch and roughly double the weight of the rotating mass with offroad tires and the...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By Spike
You can run some AT tires on your 20's and do...

You can run some AT tires on your 20's and do just fine. I ran 305/55 20 with stock wheels and no spacers for a while with no rubbing.

I did the Alpine Loop last summer and other than the...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 02-17-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By Spike
Bighorn here with the 32 gallon tank. I...

Bighorn here with the 32 gallon tank.

I rolled in with the meter saying I had 3 miles until I was walking and put in 28.5 gallons.

So, mine lies. At the "Oh S$#T" moment, I still have a...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-16-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,505
Posted By Spike
If it rides bad, the installers did something...

If it rides bad, the installers did something wrong because there should be no compression of the spring different than stock. The spacer goes on the outside of the front strut assembly. I have...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 02-11-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,940
Posted By Spike
I am sticking with 33's. It keeps my gear ratio...

I am sticking with 33's. It keeps my gear ratio in check and I can fit a full sized spare in the stock location. If you off-road at all, a full sized spare is a must and a 35" won't fit back there....
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-03-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,505
Posted By Spike
It happened to me at about 17K miles post lift. ...

It happened to me at about 17K miles post lift. The dealership I use is lift friendly up to 4" and they replaced them under warranty but I might have gotten a favor because this was my 4th rig from...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-03-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By Spike
Right, off-roading. I also have a 2.5" up...

Right, off-roading.

I also have a 2.5" up front so it still has a very slight rake but needs it once it is loaded with gear and with my trailer.
...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Spike
Something that I rarely here anyone say about...

Something that I rarely here anyone say about going with 315's or 35's is that, assuming you are going to actually use the truck off-road, you cannot fit a full sized spare in the factory location. ...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By Spike
I have been running 1.75" spacers in the rear,...

I have been running 1.75" spacers in the rear, stock shocks, wheeled it several times, tow a 3Klbs trailer for thousands of those, have 24K miles on it..no issues.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Spike
I have one and it works. It is funny though. I...

I have one and it works. It is funny though. I got buried to the frame twice before I had one and never since...figures. I busted it out to test it once and it worked pretty good.

I didn't...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Spike
Yes and no and it my be the 8 speed. Normally,...

Yes and no and it my be the 8 speed. Normally, there is not so much as a delay as when I punch it, I know I am not getting 100% power instantaneously. It seems like it takes a second to really kick...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 01-09-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By Spike
Ball joints...maybe you get lucky and maybe you...

Ball joints...maybe you get lucky and maybe you don't...both of mine popped at 2.5" of lift. The dealer replaced them under warranty but I look at them all the time, waiting for them to pop again.
...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-09-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Spike
That is a nice accessory until you realize that...

That is a nice accessory until you realize that you are jacking the base of the jack down into the earth instead of raising the truck.

I carry two 2x12's about 2' long when I wheel. It is all...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 01-02-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Spike
This statement may or may not be the case for...

This statement may or may not be the case for everyone. I painted a set of wheels on my old Land Cruiser with Rustoleum Paint/Primer in one. I first cleaned them, then roughed them up with some...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 12-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By Spike
I generally take off a Goodyear tire as soon as...

I generally take off a Goodyear tire as soon as humanly possible as I have had the worst luck that that brand. When I bought my RAM, I took delivery, drove about 1/2 mile to the tire store and...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 12-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,185
Posted By Spike
...like warm apple pie...:LOL: If you and...

...like warm apple pie...:LOL:

If you and the 'AWD' option on your transfer case it feels exactly like 2wd except when you mash the throttle in slippery conditions. Mine will make a little...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 12-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Spike
Yeah, sucks huh? It was the same on my...

Yeah, sucks huh?

It was the same on my old Jeep Liberty that had a similar engine design. I changed them myself and it sucked enough to do for 6 of them, much less than 16. Have you looked...
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