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Old 04-18-2012, 10:56 AM
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My wife and I bought a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 fully loaded Sport back in 09 when we were living on a ranch in Calgary.

Now we're living in Downtown Toronto, and just switched apartments to save some money. The only downside to the new apartment is that the parking garage doesn't accomodate our truck so we are stuck with outside parking. Not a big deal in the summer, but sucky come winter.

My wife had the brilliant idea to put in an adjustable ride-height suspension, so we can drop it when we go to park, and stick it back at factory ride height when we're driving. We only need to drop it 2-3".

What I am here to try and find out, is: What product should we go with that maintains the factory ride quality of the truck? I realize it'll change somewhat, but I don't want to go with a type of setup that drastically changes it, as we are happy with the factory ride.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. It needs to be something that can be done on-the-fly, so as I pull up to our building I just hit the switch and down it goes :-)
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Seems like an airbag kit with double adjustable struts and a nice high quality shock would be right what your looking for. Slam it down pulling in and air it up around town. It might drop the truck a little without meaning too though
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Seems like an airbag kit with double adjustable struts and a nice high quality shock would be right what your looking for. Slam it down pulling in and air it up around town. It might drop the truck a little without meaning too though
x2 , The best you could do is get an air bag set up on all 4 corners. Only thing to think about is that your ride quality may also go down a bit. I know it's an issue with airbag lowered truck, not sure about riding at near stock height though. I'd say if it's done right it wouldn't be a big difference, just food for thought.
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If all you need is a couple inches of drop I'd go with a regular lowering kit, rather than ajustable suspension. This is based purely on cost.
The only bolt in kit i know of is from air ride technologies. Just in parts you're looking at over 2k. The front is 900 the rear is 400, than you have compressors, air tank, valves, ect.
http://www.ridetech.com/store/trucks...hash=V302.V328

Stylin trucks has a 2/4 dro kit for far less.
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/2-...chb26963-.aspx#

Not trying to sway you away from doing an adjustable suspension, I love mine. I don't know all your needs for your truck or your budget, just giving information.
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Oh yeah, if you go with an ajustable suspension there are cheaper options for the air management system(compressor, tank, valves ect).
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