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Old 07-12-2012, 01:18 PM
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i am buying a 2008 ram 1500. i want to either level the front and add a leaf in the back or do a small 2 in-3 in lift. which would be better body or suspension. honestly im just doing it for looks and minor off roading. i want to get the truck off the ground some for bigger tires without cause any front end problems. thanks for the advice.
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i am buying a 2008 ram 1500. i want to either level the front and add a leaf in the back or do a small 2 in-3 in lift. which would be better body or suspension. . . .
Suspension. The additional spring travel will be beneficial & should give you the tire clearance you want -- as long as you don't go too crazy. I found that 33" tall tires was as tall as I could go on my '98 4x4 2500 which sits up much higher than a 1500 to begin with, so while I'd rather have 35's, the 33's do fine. After all, it's the clearance between the axles & the ground that matters, not how high the body is, 'cause when you start dragging the axles in the mud you'll get stuck.
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