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Curious because I know the reg cab express doesnt have any bars or links and wondered if there is the same issues as the r/t and the crew and quad cabs have. Thanks
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Other than reduced travel there are no real issues with any of them.
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No real issues. The lower you go the more offset the axle will be from center. Lower it 2" it's not even noticeable. Lower it 3"+ you probably will want to get the aftermarket adjustable panhard bar to get it back to center. It could cause premature bushing wear in the 4 link otherwise(not to mention looking a bit funny off center).

All ram 1500's basically have the same suspensions the differences only being springs, shocks, and sway bars. Geometry and all is the same on all.

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In videos made for a tv show, GEARS
Stacey David takes a 2011 EXPRESS model & makes it into something more to most peoples liking

One episode covers the rear end changes that he did

http://staceydavid.com/projects/drag-n-wagon
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No real issues. The lower you go the more offset the axle will be from center. Lower it 2" it's not even noticeable. Lower it 3"+ you probably will want to get the aftermarket adjustable panhard bar to get it back to center. It could cause premature bushing wear in the 4 link otherwise(not to mention looking a bit funny off center).

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Not sure what you meant by this?

there are no sway bars on the express regular cabs
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there are no sway bars on the express regular cabs
Oh ok gotcha. That might be another good upgrade for you.
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