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2010 Ram 1500, Reg. Cab, Short Box, 5.7
I put a leveling kit on which raised the front end 2 1/2 inches to allow for more clearance for plow undercarrige - worked well and leveled the truck . However, I'm unhappy with the load carrying capacity in the box. Heck, I throw a couple hundren pounds of feed in the back and the truck seems to squat more that it should. It's obviously worse in appearance after the leveling kit. I have a fiberglass Leer Cap on the truck.
Can you help me with what's available to siffen up the suspension on the rear. Do they make a heavier coil spring for the rear?
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Top gun customz make a heavier rear coil. I installed the 2.8 inch taller coil. The stock coil and the tgc coil are the same height but the tgc coil is a much heavier coil. Yes it lifted the rear. And I still have the same ride. But I can load the hellout of my bed.
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Also take a look at two of TufTrucks Heavy Duty Coils that increase load capacity by 25% and 50%. The 50% increase rear coils are recommended to be run with a constant load and judging by you having a Leer cap, that sounds perfect for ya.
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SD Truck makes a rear coil for exactly what you are looking for. $125.
http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index....ducts_id=10187

If you don't want to swap coils (which only take about 10 mins BTW) you could install Airlift 1000 bags inside the coils ($85), a Total Load control kit ($400) or Timbrens. The first two are air filled and the Timbrens are mechanical.
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i have the airlift 1000 & i pull a 7500lbs trailer with a tongue weight of 850lbs & the really improved the squat.
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SD Truck makes a rear coil for exactly what you are looking for. $125.
http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index....ducts_id=10187

If you don't want to swap coils (which only take about 10 mins BTW) you could install Airlift 1000 bags inside the coils ($85), a Total Load control kit ($400) or Timbrens. The first two are air filled and the Timbrens are mechanical.

Are these only for the front and do they replace the stock springs.
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Are you refering to the coils or the bags?

The bags are meant for the rear and the coils are made for both front and rear IIRC.
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Are you refering to the coils or the bags?

The bags are meant for the rear and the coils are made for both front and rear IIRC.
I am referring to the springs. I am looking to level the front and give the rear some more strength.
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Then yes, those springs replace the OEM springs.
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I have top gun customs springs and they ride great
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