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View Poll Results: What direction to take my Ram
Do nothing and leave it stock 2 6.25%
Go S/C Lower and Fast 16 50.00%
Go S/C Baja Ram Runner style 14 43.75%
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:39 PM
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I looked at the price for the real baja Ram Runner kit(s), and it seems just for suspension and fenders I'd be in the hole around 7-12 thousand dollars without even supercharging or wheels and tires. I believe street is going to prevail this time folks.
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Hey man whats up. I have always been into lowering my vehicles. Personally, I like the looks of lowered AND lifted vehicles just about the same, but lowering was more economical for a custom look. Both have advantages and disadvantages though. I don't care who tells you lowered or lifted vehicles ride the same or better as stock, because they dont. You just get excited because its a new mod and you really dont care how it rides at first. If you use your truck for hauling or pulling anything at all, do not go lowered. Even lowered 4 inches in the rear, you will have to go with a custom raised hitch to even hook on to most trailers, then your suspension is about maxed out with any type of load. Speaking from experience. If you dont haul anything then it really doesnt matter. Have never lifted mine but have had friends who did and hear all of their similar problems as well. Alignment, axle, bearing and joint issues. The most i would do is either a leveling kit to raise the front or spring kit to lower the rear 2" at max and put a different wheel and tire combo. Sorry for the long input, just my opinion from experience though.
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Hey man whats up. I have always been into lowering my vehicles. Personally, I like the looks of lowered AND lifted vehicles just about the same, but lowering was more economical for a custom look. Both have advantages and disadvantages though. I don't care who tells you lowered or lifted vehicles ride the same or better as stock, because they dont. You just get excited because its a new mod and you really dont care how it rides at first. If you use your truck for hauling or pulling anything at all, do not go lowered. Even lowered 4 inches in the rear, you will have to go with a custom raised hitch to even hook on to most trailers, then your suspension is about maxed out with any type of load. Speaking from experience. If you dont haul anything then it really doesnt matter. Have never lifted mine but have had friends who did and hear all of their similar problems as well. Alignment, axle, bearing and joint issues. The most i would do is either a leveling kit to raise the front or spring kit to lower the rear 2" at max and put a different wheel and tire combo. Sorry for the long input, just my opinion from experience though.
Thanks for the opinion. I wonder if I lower it and use the TLC airbags on the rear for hauling, if it that would be a better route.
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Thanks for the opinion. I wonder if I lower it and use the TLC airbags on the rear for hauling, if it that would be a better route.
yep lower it and throw some helper bags on there for when you wanna haul stuff. thats my plan. im lowered 2/3 with the groundforce kit
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Hey GS1320, i was browsing and found a pretty informational thread on a 2/4 belltech kit, dont know if you have come across it yet in your research, but this might make your decision easier: http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=106268
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Personal Preference really. Looks good lifted, stock, lowered, NA, boosted.
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Hey GS1320, i was browsing and found a pretty informational thread on a 2/4 belltech kit, dont know if you have come across it yet in your research, but this might make your decision easier: http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=106268
Looked over that whole thread, and slightly discouraged on lowering now. Looks like those guys that did the 2/4 drop have several complaints.
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i vote lower cuz its 2wd, i have the McGaughys 2/4 kit no complaints....i did modify mine to go lower and will be come spring again but the standard 2/4 no complaints road just as good as stock if not better! i still have to put in new shocks but thats on the list!lol
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2wd = Lowered
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Leave it stock. make it a supercharged sleeper
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