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Default 2012 RAM 2500 6" Lift - Do I need to extend my drive shaft?

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I have a question...

I am going to put a 6" lift on my 2012 ram 2500 diesel and i read on the Carli site that I would also need to extend my driveshaft by two inches. This is the part that scares me since if that thing is not perfectly balanced i may run into some trouble down the road. Should I be worried? Do i need the extension? Is this something that people normally do when lifting 6"+?

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most kits come with a driveshaft spacer that will extend it... some people dont even use it. i dont think you will have any issues
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most kits come with a driveshaft spacer that will extend it... some people dont even use it. i dont think you will have any issues
Agreed. Mine came with a spacer.
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Wow that thing is going to be HUGE! HD's with lifts look pretty badass. Anyways, agree with the above comments. Most kits will come with a spacer. I'd definitely look into a quality lift though since that will be a big, heavy truck
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Well I was thinking of putting on the Carli Performance 2.0 6" lift, and I guess they do not make a spacer becuase the guys there are telling me that I need to go to a shop and have the driveshaft cut and welded back together which just sounds like a really bad idea to me.

I need to look into this spacer that you guys are talking about. Exactly where is the spacer placed? I have a two piece drive shaft.

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Carli is a whole other level. If you get their kit do what they recommend. They are by far the absolute best in the business.
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I have no problem doing what they suggest but they do not personally due the 2" shaft extension... so I am lacking info on how to get the job done.
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