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I am going to buy new shocks for my 05 2wd ram. Are there any shocks I can get that will lift the front end up a few inches? What are the pros and cons of stiff and soft shocks? Which brand would you reccomend? Thanks, I'm really trying to get some lift out of these new shocks.
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shocks wont lift your truck, if you want a little lift, get a spacer.
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Hey man. If you want to raise your truck in the front a couple inches then i recommend getting a spacer. If you do want to replace your shocks then look at Ranchero, they have a strut/shock that also lift the truck in the front a coupel inches. You can get a set of shocks from them in the back as well. i have heard good things about them, take a look.

If you just want to get a spacer you can look at Daystar and maybe Bilstein for shocks. Thats what i am going to do. i have the Daystar and now I'm looking at some Bilsteins for the shocks front and rear
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The spacer is usually the cheapest way to level the front end as everyone has stated. I'm curious though why you are going to lift it? I can understand the spacer for looks, but why a lift on a 2wd. Not trying to start anything, just wondering.
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The spacer is usually the cheapest way to level the front end as everyone has stated. I'm curious though why you are going to lift it? I can understand the spacer for looks, but why a lift on a 2wd. Not trying to start anything, just wondering.
I plan on getting Daystar spacers, but I need to replace my shocks and if I can, I would like to get a couple inches out of them. It may be 2wd but I'm not taking it rock-climbing or driving through ponds so my 2wd is plenty for me. I need the extra few inches of clearance so I can stop dragging my bumpers when I'm driving to the duck hunting spots or driving to the deer stand. I mean if you're willing to give me the $$ for the 4wd conversion I'll happily take it :] lol.
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Hey man. If you want to raise your truck in the front a couple inches then i recommend getting a spacer. If you do want to replace your shocks then look at Ranchero, they have a strut/shock that also lift the truck in the front a coupel inches. You can get a set of shocks from them in the back as well. i have heard good things about them, take a look.

If you just want to get a spacer you can look at Daystar and maybe Bilstein for shocks. Thats what i am going to do. i have the Daystar and now I'm looking at some Bilsteins for the shocks front and rear
Yeah I have been looking at Daystar for a spacer but they only have 1 inch and 1.5 inch for my truck. Would you recommend putting two 1.5 inch on for a combined 3 inches? Explain how the shock/strut combo will lift it a couple of inches. I'm new to the suspension side of the world. My guess was that if I got longer/stiffer shocks they would push me up a little higher and have less "sag" if you will.
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Yeah I have been looking at Daystar for a spacer but they only have 1 inch and 1.5 inch for my truck. Would you recommend putting two 1.5 inch on for a combined 3 inches? Explain how the shock/strut combo will lift it a couple of inches. I'm new to the suspension side of the world. My guess was that if I got longer/stiffer shocks they would push me up a little higher and have less "sag" if you will.
I will post the link to Rancho so you can see this set up. I think you will be happy with this since you want to get new shocks anyway. It makes more sense to do this then to get spacers and shocks instead of an all in one set up

http://www.gorancho.com/products/shocks/quicklift.php

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I will post the link to Rancho so you can see this set up. I think you will be happy with this since you want to get new shocks anyway. It makes more sense to do this then to get spacers and shocks instead of an all in one set up

http://www.gorancho.com/products/shocks/quicklift.php

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Thanks. What do you have on your truck? Will the Rancho combo work with a 2wd?
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Yeah I have been looking at Daystar for a spacer but they only have 1 inch and 1.5 inch for my truck. Would you recommend putting two 1.5 inch on for a combined 3 inches? Explain how the shock/strut combo will lift it a couple of inches. I'm new to the suspension side of the world. My guess was that if I got longer/stiffer shocks they would push me up a little higher and have less "sag" if you will.
topguncustomz.com, ive said it before i'll say it again, 90 bucks for 3 inch STEEL spacers, metal spacers is the way to go.
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