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Old 08-27-2013, 05:40 PM
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
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Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab
6" BDS Lift, 5" rear lift (did not install 5/8" preload spacer in front struts)
Bilstein: No
Body Lift: No
Tire Size: 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
Wheel Size: 18x9 XD Addicts
Pros: Rides a little bit rougher but in a good way, more like a truck. New spindles are heavy duty!
Cons: dropping differential sucks because the top bolts are a pain to get to!!! only if you install yourself like I did of course.

If you go with the 5" rear you will need bilsteins to level regardless of factory rake. I like a little rake so I didn't. I only had a 1" rake from factory. I have 3.55 gearing so the rpms are running about 200-300 higher pretty much at all times, but not that big of a deal since I have Hemi power (truck doesn't struggle at all). My MPG dropped from 15.5 combined highway/city to 13.2. Only had the lift on for one tank so far though. I managed 19.5 MPG completely on highway before lift so I'm anxious to see afterwards.













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6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
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