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Old 06-12-2009, 01:47 AM
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Location: Chino, CA
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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
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I have an 05 ram and was looking in to the same thing. There's a lot more than just welding up some link brackets in the front and thats it. You have to convert your steering to box style. rack and pinion wont work. Also the transfer case as well. the 1500's have a front slip yoke style. won't work with the straight axle. Like he said, its cheaper to by a new truck that has the solid axle up front. and not even the rear 9.25 or a dana 44, like the previous model have in front, will hold up to 37s and mud. Best bet, trade your truck in on a 2500 or 3500. well worth it.
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