DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4


Notices

Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 Discuss anything related to Custom Dodge Ram Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension Mods, Chassis Mods and Tuning, Towing options, Driveline, 4x4, Differentials, Sway Bars, Lifting Springs, Body Lifts, Strut Braces, etc.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-23-2013, 12:31 AM
jonnyo1's Avatar
jonnyo1 jonnyo1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wembley, Alberta
Age: 34
Posts: 2
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 3500
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Brown
Engine: 2007-2011 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 650lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
jonnyo1 is on a distinguished road
Default Lift Ideas

Hey I have a 2011 3500 ram with an 8 inch BDS lift and 37" tires. I'm thinking of going bigger though. What's the best manufacturer for a 12" lift and what's the biggest tire a guy can go with at that height? Should I maybe just put on a body lift or is that dumb? I've never really looked into body lifts so I don't know if they're a decent option or not.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-23-2013, 12:10 PM
Wandell's Avatar
Wandell Wandell is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ga
Age: 46
Posts: 470
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 2500 & 2011 Wrangler
Trim Level: ST
Color: white
Engine: 2011-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 800lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:35
Wandell is on a distinguished road
Default

A body lift wouldn't be a great idea since you have a diesel. All of the extra plumbing would be a huge pain. I'm not sure, but I think you could add a 2 inch leveling kit to the BDS. If that's not big enough, I'd look into a Kelderman air ride lift. I think it will go up to 12 inches. With the right wheel, you should be able to fit a 40 inch tire with 10 inches of lift. How big do you want to go?
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 4x4 ST Crewcab, Cummins 6.7, RCX 5 inch lift, 20x9 KMC XD Spys, 37 inch Nitto Terra Grapplers, H&S XRT Programmer, MBRP exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-24-2013, 08:45 PM
jonnyo1's Avatar
jonnyo1 jonnyo1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wembley, Alberta
Age: 34
Posts: 2
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 3500
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Brown
Engine: 2007-2011 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 650lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
jonnyo1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ultimately I'd like to fit 44" tires. It will still be my daily driver for the most part but it will get buried from time to time so it has to be tough. I've thought of the leveling kit as well but wasn't sure about it. They only put an 8" block on the rear springs so I want to change out the spring kit anyway so I guess a 2" block wouldn't be terrible.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-24-2013, 10:32 PM
Kcbigbadram's Avatar
Kcbigbadram Kcbigbadram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: kansas city ks
Age: 27
Posts: 1,730
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 ram 2500
Trim Level: Bighorn
Color: flame red
Rep Power: 5
Rep:471
Kcbigbadram is a glorious beacon of lightKcbigbadram is a glorious beacon of lightKcbigbadram is a glorious beacon of lightKcbigbadram is a glorious beacon of lightKcbigbadram is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I can't help you out any, but I wanna see pics of this beast!
I opted to go with 6" lift but love those 8" kits
__________________

6" BDS lift kit, BMF R.E.P.R, 37" toyo MT, recon cab lights, color matched interior trim, tinted tails, custom headlights, cjc off-road light bar, backrack, afe stage 2 CAI
sponsored by BULLY'S PERFORMANCE
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-25-2013, 08:11 AM
chadster21's Avatar
chadster21 chadster21 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: newfoundland
Age: 27
Posts: 794
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 dodge ram
Trim Level: sport fully loaded
Color: charcoal grey
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 3
Rep:108
chadster21 will become famous soon enoughchadster21 will become famous soon enough
Default

Buddy of mine has the 12" kit and runs 40s for a joke. U can run 40s on an 8" bds kit!
__________________
6'' rcx lift, 1.25'' rcx body lift, pro comp adjustables at 2.75'', 1.75'' tgc coil spacer. 37'' toyos on 20'' fuel hostages. mufflex 14 cai
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-25-2013, 10:32 AM
Ram725's Avatar
Ram725 Ram725 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Jackson Tn/Houston Tx
Posts: 2,075
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 2500 4x4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Black
Engine: 2011-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 800lb/ft
Rep Power: 3
Rep:347
Ram725 is a jewel in the roughRam725 is a jewel in the roughRam725 is a jewel in the roughRam725 is a jewel in the rough
Default

I wanna see pics as well since I plan on running the 8" BDS kit for my new 2012 2500

Some kits that are over 8"
3rd Coast Suspension (ran this on my Sierra). They have 12, 14, 16, 18"
Full Throttle: 8-16"
Bulletproof: 8-16" (Installed a 12" on my buddies).

All of these can run 40s plus. Although with the right wheels and tires and a little trimming that 8" will fit 40s.
__________________
NEW: 2012 F-250 FX4 6.7 SEMA Build In Progress
SOLD: 2012 Ram 2500 CTD 4x4
SOLD:
Gallery - 8" LIFT - ROUGH COUNTRY - BILSTEIN - TOYO - FUEL OFFROAD - S&B - MAGNAFLOW - SMOKED LED TAILS - BILLET TECH - RECON - IRON BULL DEFENDER 4 - RIGID INDUSTRIES LEDS - Sponsored by Bully's Performance - Build Thread
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2013, 11:32 PM
Wandell's Avatar
Wandell Wandell is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ga
Age: 46
Posts: 470
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 2500 & 2011 Wrangler
Trim Level: ST
Color: white
Engine: 2011-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 800lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:35
Wandell is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah, I looked again and the Kelderman kit is an 8 to 10 inch system.
__________________
2012 Ram 2500 4x4 ST Crewcab, Cummins 6.7, RCX 5 inch lift, 20x9 KMC XD Spys, 37 inch Nitto Terra Grapplers, H&S XRT Programmer, MBRP exhaust
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum