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Old 07-27-2014, 05:09 PM
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Literally just bought my ram 1500. Looking to level it out. Seen 2" and 2 1/2". Wondering if that half inch is going to make that much difference. I want it as level as possible, which is better?
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I installed the Daystar 2.5" kit, which is closer to 2"... It also comes with the 1" rear spacers that still provides a slight rake. If you don't use the rear spacers, I'd say that the truck would be pretty level: http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=162904
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When I installed the 2.5" up front on mine, it was nose high and looked weird before I put spacers in the rear.

I installed a 1.5" on the front of my Dad's '14 it is was not quite enough so 2" is about right in my opinion.
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The only way to know is to go out and measure YOUR truck. All of them are slightly different. Get your 4 fender measurements to see how much rake you have stock then do the math to figure out how much lift you need. You'll want to retain at least a 1/2" of rake to avoid looking nose high.
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Think I'm going to go with the 2" HBS.
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I did a 2.5 on my 2014 1500 ($40.00 kit off ebay all billet kit and no issues) instead of the 120.00 kit from other companies, and it looks to be a little nose high but not worried about that just gotta find the right spacer to add in the rear to get the rear up .5"
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Interesting to see so many using spacer lifts, after so many on here poo on them. If these work well, I would jump on a cheap kit also, and wait til later for a 4" suspension lift. Of the guys that have spacer lifts on 13s or 14s, how many miles do you have on the spacer lift, and did you install aftermarket upper control arms also?

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I have had both spacer and then the shocks. I prefer the lift shocks over the spacer because the shock is a vast improvement over the factory twin tube peice if sheet. If you are not concerned about ride quality then stick with the factory shock with a spacer and you will be happy to have spent less. Having a shop change out shocks can get spendy.

Keep in mind I have the tools and was able to install my shocks easily. It just takes basic tools and a spring compressor, which I have. I also have a 60gal air compressor and air tools which help. If you dont have tools, make a friend that does.
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I have had both spacer and then the shocks. I prefer the lift shocks over the spacer because the shock is a vast improvement over the factory twin tube peice if sheet. If you are not concerned about ride quality then stick with the factory shock with a spacer and you will be happy to have spent less. Having a shop change out shocks can get spendy.

Keep in mind I have the tools and was able to install my shocks easily. It just takes basic tools and a spring compressor, which I have. I also have a 60gal air compressor and air tools which help. If you dont have tools, make a friend that does.
Install is not a problem for me either. So are you saying that if I like the factory ride, I should do the spacers, because after driving my lowered 2012 Express, I really like the factory ride I have now. It seems like whichever choice I make, I will need to put on aftermarket UCAs?
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Install is not a problem for me either. So are you saying that if I like the factory ride, I should do the spacers, because after driving my lowered 2012 Express, I really like the factory ride I have now. It seems like whichever choice I make, I will need to put on aftermarket UCAs?
If you like the factory ride, then you will love the ride you get from upgrading the shocks.

As for using a spacer lift, if you go with a preload type spacer, then the ride quality will suffer. If you go with a spacer that goes on top of your factory strut, do not go more than a 2" lift or you risk over-extending your suspension at full droop and increase the potential for upper ball joint issues and or CV issues. After market UCA's will only help with ball joint issues.

Best bet is spend a little more and go with shocks such as Bilstein 5100, ProComp ProRunner SS or even Rancho Ready Lifts. Better ride with no ball joint or CV issues.
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