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Old 03-08-2012, 12:57 PM
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I found them on ebay, seems they r the same price as on readylift website.. ksolt did you do rear shocks too? I have 102k so i figure they r all due for an upgrade.. im leaning towards readylift now i just need to decide on which shocks to get
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I did not do my back shocks because my truck stock was 2.5in higher in the back and that's what size kit i got for the front. But like i said i bought pro comp front suspension. Here is where i got them they are sold for 40 a piece and this is what readylift recommends
http://mudflaps.com/i-6707050-pro-co...-absorber.html
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cool, thanks for the link
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No problem good luck! Did you decide to go with a leveling kit?
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you pretty much talked me into your exact setup haha... i wana see some pics !
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haha good choice. I will as soon as i purchase new camera. I want to see pic of yours when its done too!
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will do ! hopefully will have it done within the month, i will report back
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I just installed the 2.5 readylift to my 2002 dodge ram. Pushing the stick keys to the max causes problems. The thing is if your truck had stock 15 inch shocks they will need 17in. I bought 17in pro comp for around 35 bucks. I still have the same stock ride. It is not bullshit.
Yes +1 on on the 2" longer shock. It will maintain your stock suspension travel limits and will improve the ride quality by keeping the shock within its operating range for optimal rebound and compression.

As far as the lifting the front end goes the end result is the same whether you buy new keys or crank your stock keys. All that you are doing is Pre-loading the torsion bar. How it's pre-loaded will not affect the end result (new key vs stock key) which is the ride stiffness. If you turn a bolt 6 turns to to apply 100lbs of additional pre-load or if you buy a torsion bar key thats indexed so that the additional pre-load comes from the angle of the key to get that 100lbs, it's still 100lbs if preload. 100lbs of additional resistance is 100lbs of additional resistance. I personally wouldn't waste the money on the aftermarket keys and the time to install them (done that before) but I would spend the money on the longer quality shocks. I have leveled out several rams using stock keys, among other trucks as well.
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NWQRC ... thanks for the heads up, im just doing some research on where to bring my truck to get this done as im sure the delaership will charge me an arm and a leg. It looks like i can save some money on just crankin the stock keys versus buying a new set thats just gonna do the same. As long as i buy the bigger shocks i should be all set.
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oh yea by the way, how long should i wait until getting an alignment after the install? drive for a week, then get alignment?
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