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Old 01-26-2014, 12:40 AM
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OK. I have a 2013 ram 1500 tradesman. I chose quad cab seating over 4x4. I just couldn't afford the higher payments so I made the compromise until I improve my credit. I plan on getting a 4wd when it is financially responsible for me. I understand I should have waited and saved more. Lesson learned.

In the mean time. I want to lift the four corners 2 to 4 inches. Yes. 2wd is sad to lift, but I want better looks. SO I'm looking around for lift kits and they all say "4WD ONLY". It got me thinking. 2013 coil suspension on one version should be roughly the same on another (minus obvious differences regarding weights and such). Does anyone know what problems could potentially come up if I use a 4wd lift kit on a 2wd? I have considered using lift spacers (suggestion of a friend, but sounds to me a lot like the spring cutting equivalent used by many a Civic owner) until I can just afford a 4wd version. A friend said I should find 4wd parts off a broken truck and convert, but conversion is more expensive than trading up. Any input on the differences between 4wd and 2wd suspension or against using spacers?

I'm new to the truck game. I've got loads of experience running import (Euro and Asian) cars. Loads of experience lowering too. But this whole going higher thing is pretty new to me. I'm sorry I'm such a noob. I did a search for "2013 ram suspension" and another for "suspension differences" but after reading through about 7 pages on the first and all 4 pages of the second search, I haven't learned what I want yet. Maybe direct questions are the way to go here.

Please help. Thanks in advance.
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check out cst. they make nice 2wd lift kits

there is another brand another member just got and I can't remember the name at the moment
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