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Old 04-30-2012, 11:24 PM
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I just think its sad that my 12 2wd sport is taller than most factory 4X4's. Seriosly too tall for a "sport" truck.
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i don't much care for lowered trucks, but i doubt i would tell a proud owner that i didn't like his truck.

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IMO a lifted 2wd makes less sense than a lowered 4wd. Especially a lifted 2wd with an open differential lol. Whatever floats your boat though...
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My Ram is built for speed, not offroading.
Most lifted 4x4's are not built for serious off-roading either
Heck you cant even get a locker for a 1500's IFS because its too weak.

On 4 DR's at the track my lowered 4x4 can beat a stock SRT8 Jeep
(also a lowered 4WD btw, that was never intended for off-road use)



on my Terra Grapplers in the Winter, it beats everything else



I've been building "Real" off-road 4x4's since I was 19, (30 years)
Roll Caged, Lifted, Locked and Re-Geared for Larger Mud tires, full skid plates, and a Winch. (...not a poser 4x4)

But always Purpose Built and Used, never just for looks.

Larger tires and lifts cost substantially more, get worse gas milage, are slower and less stable with a higher center of gravity.
If you do it just for looks, fine but dont insult someone with a lowered 4x4 when you cant even tell if its a 4x4 or not.

Mine looks no diffrerent than an R/T and is quite often mistaken for one.

A lowered Ram 4WD or 2WD, has better handling, performance, aerodynamics and fuel economy than a lifted one on larger tires.

If we didnt have ice covered roads 6 months out of 12, I would have bought an R/T.
Since Ram didnt build a 4x4 R/T, I had to make my own.

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My Ram is built for speed, not offroading.
Most lifted 4x4's are not built for serious off-roading either
Heck you cant even get a locker for a 1500's IFS because its too weak.

On 4 DR's at the track my lowered 4x4 can beat a stock SRT8 Jeep
(also a lowered 4WD btw, that was never intended for off-road use)



on my Terra Grapplers in the Winter, it beats everything else



I've been building "Real" off-road 4x4's since I was 19, (30 years)
Roll Caged, Lifted, Locked and Re-Geared for Larger Mud tires, full skid plates, and a Winch. (...not a poser 4x4)

But always Purpose Built and Used, never just for looks.

Larger tires and lifts cost substantially more, get worse gas milage, are slower and less stable with a higher center of gravity.
If you do it just for looks, fine but dont insult someone with a lowered 4x4 when you cant even tell if its a 4x4 or not.

Mine looks no diffrerent than an R/T and is quite often mistaken for one.

A lowered Ram 4WD or 2WD, has better handling, performance, aerodynamics and fuel economy than a lifted one on larger tires.

If we didnt have ice covered roads 6 months out of 12, I would have bought an R/T.
Since Ram didnt build a 4x4 R/T, I had to make my own.
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I drive a 2/4 lowered 4x4. Get over it, it's my truck. I live in a country where winter can last 6 months of the year and you can still get a snow storm in July, it happens. If I could drive a 2wd truck year 'round I would, but the fact is, I need 4wd just to get out of my parking lot some days, so yeah, I need it, but I don't want to be like all the other 60% of trucks on the road out here and have a lift kit running rock stars and 35s.

If you don't like sports trucks, then I kindly ask you to STFU, because my lowered 4wd still has the exact same ground clearance as it did when it came from the factory, and as such, I could whip your lifted through any terrain that yours could make it through, get better mileage and handling, as well as still run a 13 sec 1/4 mile. From a 2/4 drop to a 4" lift is no big deal, but I hate seeing the 7-10" lifts on trucks that will NEVER see a dirt road and they're purely pavement princesses, so why not accept that the truck will be used on roads only and embrace the performance gains that will come with a drop.

Besides, I like bigger girls, they can't get into jacked trucks, that's why I lowered mine I tell my finacee all the time that I lowered it for her, of course she still complains it's too high, so there may be another 2" of space disappearing soon.
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I drive a 2/4 lowered 4x4. Get over it, it's my truck. I live in a country where winter can last 6 months of the year and you can still get a snow storm in July, it happens. If I could drive a 2wd truck year 'round I would, but the fact is, I need 4wd just to get out of my parking lot some days, so yeah, I need it, but I don't want to be like all the other 60% of trucks on the road out here and have a lift kit running rock stars and 35s.

If you don't like sports trucks, then I kindly ask you to STFU, because my lowered 4wd still has the exact same ground clearance as it did when it came from the factory, and as such, I could whip your lifted through any terrain that yours could make it through, get better mileage and handling, as well as still run a 13 sec 1/4 mile. From a 2/4 drop to a 4" lift is no big deal, but I hate seeing the 7-10" lifts on trucks that will NEVER see a dirt road and they're purely pavement princesses, so why not accept that the truck will be used on roads only and embrace the performance gains that will come with a drop.

Besides, I like bigger girls, they can't get into jacked trucks, that's why I lowered mine I tell my finacee all the time that I lowered it for her, of course she still complains it's too high, so there may be another 2" of space disappearing soon.


how did you keep the same ground clearance on a lowered truck? tks
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"Besides, I like bigger girls, they can't get into jacked trucks, that's why I lowered mine"

Now that's funny!

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For the love of god, please, please don't lower your trucks. There was a 2012 Ram today that clipped a curb going through a drive-thru getting a coffee. The truck looked like it had special needs...
You don't want to be this guy do you?? ?
Can I get a hell ya!

Hell no.
Mine's a 4x4 and I've ordered the 2" lowering kit for the rear. I want it level and I don't want to lift the front. Everyone's different.
I've worked with special needs kids in the past. Let's just say it's easy to offend someone with references like that. A well intended joke can be taken the wrong way.
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