Originally Posted by ksolt
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.
Just my .02 cents.