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Old 04-03-2015, 06:48 PM
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Default 13 or 14 ram 1500 lift owners please help!!!!

So here is the question. I currently have a 2013 ram 1500 crew cab with factory 3" rake on rear end. According to the Zone Offroad 6" lift I should do the 3" springs for the rear hence will level my truck when Installed.

Im wondering can I do the 5" rear springs and then incorporate Bilstein 5100s in the front without drastically distorting or tweaking the geometry of the ball joints or front end parts etc...
Should I do different upper control arms If Im looking to get this additional lift?

I know 11s and 12s were not as prone to the ball joint issues. I also do understand that a lot of the ball joint issues were actually caused by guys doing front level kits.

I would like to pull the trigger on this but I also don't want to guinea pig my wives 30k truck either. So If anyone has ran this same combo or something similar on a 13 or 14 and can chime in it would be greatly appreciated.
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I just put on the 4" Zone kit w/3" coils and also used Bilstein 5100 set at .7 and have a 1" rake. So I doubt the 3" coils would be enough. Go with the 5" coils and yes you can use 5100's.
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thanks for the response. I only ask because a rep from zone said he did not recommend going the route i was describing due to using the bilsteins raised up It knocks the geometry out of wack and can ultimately stress the ball joints badly. In your opinion how much of a difference in terms of overall ride feel did you experience since doing your lift? lmk thanks
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I think the truck rides great!! Really only feel anything when going slow because of the more aggressive tires. Otherwise to me it almost feels the same. I'm VERY happy with the results.
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I think if you do 6" and use the bilsteins at anything over 1.4", I would definitely consider getting beefier upper control arms. That could be the Zone UCA's or the Mevotech UCA's. The Zone ones are wayyy more heavy duty and are a step or two above the Mevo's. Everyone has a different opinion on that but really anything over stock height, new UCA's should be considered. I have a 6" Zone with 5" rear coils and bilsteins set at 2.8" and got the Zone upper control arms and they are awesome. Worth the money in my opinion. You can visibly see the difference in the angle of the ball joint with the Zone ones and it is 1000x better. I am comparing them to the Mevotech UCA's which are the ones I originally purchased and my drivers side BJ popped up on my drive home from where I installed the lift. I cant say for sure that it was the lift height that caused the BJ failure since only one side failed, but I didnt want to take the chance again. I immediately ordered the Zone ones and havent had a problem since and that was 8k miles ago!!
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I was curious about the same thing for my upcoming lift. Good info.
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That much lift will stress the ball joints regardless of the angle. I would get high angles
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