Originally Posted by bjordan1109
i do not completly understand what differs from offroad package and the normal 4wd truck.. if i have it correct, the offroad is lifted 2in from factory? if that is correct, i would be interested to know how?? taller coils / added leafs....hmmmm
if thats the case, than in theory a 5" lift coil would give an offroad package truck a 3" lift i guess.. but i still dont get why it wont work..
are you happy with the quality of the daystar Tom?? ive seen several companies that offer that kit.. what size tire are u runnin?
Off road rams have special "hi rate" springs that give the truck extra lift. There are no factory spacers, Add a leafs, etc. Just stiffer springs.
The confusion stems from the information the after market gives you.
Lift measurements are taken off a "stock" or "standard" Ram.
Example: A "coil spring" lift kit is rated for 5 inches on a standard ram. If you install the the "standard" lift springs on a off road which is already lifted, you will only lift the off road ram about 3 inches because of the lift the off road springs already provide. So to lift an off road a true 5 inches, you would need to install a 7 inch lift.
If I haven't confused you yet, read on. If you want your off road to be lifted 5 inches over a standard ram, install a 3 inch spacer. I would install a 3 inch lift that contained longer arms and probably use a 5 inch lift track bar mount to recenter your axle. Plenty of clearence for most 35 inch tires with the correct backspaced rims.
This is how I lifted my truck.
You can use standard ram components on an off road, but you have to be a bit more judacious on matching certain components because you are already starting with a lifted truck.