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Old 04-07-2013, 05:58 PM
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Hi all, fairly new here and i just had a few rookie questions for you seasoned guys on the forum, so bear with me. i've used the search function on the forum but there's a thousand and a half results

are leveling kits only for 4wd? every place i've shopped around at online only has a 4x4 option. am i missing something or is it strictly for the 4wd folk? i'd like to level my 2012 lonestar 1500, but i'm hesitant to as of right now. also, as a follow up, i've read/heard the leveling will cause damage to the front end as in ball joints/tie rods/etc...?

what's a good place to start looking at rear diffs? i have the factory 3.55s and would love to have a 4.10 with posi or a locking diff. is there a difference between posi and a locking diff?

lastly, are there any "tricks" that should be known to a ram owner? i read about the "pedal trick" (key on-engine off, floor the gas pedal, and slowly release results in slightly better throttle response...i didn't really notice anything). and that unfortunately turning off TC doesn't fully turn it off

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Welcome to the forum TexasBorn!!! There are no dumb questions, only un-asked ones!!!
Google, "How to lift Ram 2wd front end". There are tons of info and suppliers to call.
Gears can be bought at most speed parts suppliers or dealer. Most posi-tracs have clutches in them to limit one axle from spinning faster than the other, best option on street. A true locking differential can be used but is noisy and jerky, normal though. They also make air lockers, operate like a open diff but when air PSI is applied mechanically lock both axles together.
I'm sure more guys will chime in with their "tricks" for trucks.
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Hey welcome to the forum and we look forward to seeing you around the forum.....No worries about any question....If you have one please ask.....We have a ton of members that are extremely talented and are willing to assist......Let us know how you make out....

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Welcome to the Z!

Yes, you most certainly can level a 2WD! Here is a link for a Daystar 2" leveling kit for your 2WD '12 I found via Bing (just searched using the terms "Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Level").. There are many more out there.. just thought I'd get you started!

Have fun with your new truck! Just leveled mine with a 2" TuffCountry kit and couldn't be happier with the results!
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Two cool "tricks" I learned on this forum were how to program out the rolling door locks and the seat belt chime.
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Two cool "tricks" I learned on this forum were how to program out the rolling door locks and the seat belt chime.
Seat belt chime, please share!
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idefi- It's been so long ago, but I believe it goes as follows: Get in the truck, clip on your belt, turn key to "on" (do not start) un-clip the belt 3 times in 10 seconds ending with the belt clipped. turn key off. you should hear a chime to let you know that it worked. Again, there are many threads on this, so check one out before you do it. I could have missed something!
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idefi- It's been so long ago, but I believe it goes as follows: Get in the truck, clip on your belt, turn key to "on" (do not start) un-clip the belt 3 times in 10 seconds ending with the belt clipped. turn key off. you should hear a chime to let you know that it worked. Again, there are many threads on this, so check one out before you do it. I could have missed something!
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thanks for it tip that seat belt chime is making my pi$$ed
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