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Factory Spec: 3.7-liter V6 engine - 210 horsepower, 235 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 11-08-2013, 09:11 PM
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Hi everyone!
I currently have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, its a v6, 2 Wheel Drive.
I'am looking to Lift it, I want to gain some ground, but dont want to spend over $650 for a lift. I would like to level it also, I cant stand the front being lower than the bed... I know theres Leveling kits, Iam looking at one right now for $400 especially for my truck, thats able to fit 34s under it. I'am not looking to sky rocket my truck into the air but looking for a modest Lift, and somewhere between 32-34s. I'am also planning for sure to get a Dual Cherry Bomb Vortex Exhaust system, especially for my truck. Anyways... My main question is
I've heard that lifting a 2wd v6, is very complicated, due to, to much wear on the engine, and gear ratios need to be changed, transmission etc..
Honestly just for all the changes ( if those are true) How much would changes like that cost?
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In all honestly, you should save up for a v8 to lift. That's going to be a lot of strain on that truck. Nothing wrong with a v6 pickup, but they have limitations(they are not work horse tow monsters, and aren't designed to turn huge tires). Quite honestly, it'd be a waste of money. I'd highly recommend saving up for a v8 truck, even if not a hemi. The v8 will have the low end torque you're looking for.
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Thanks for the help man (:
Suppose I do, do this, what type of problems would I run into in the future?
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It's just a lot of strain on the v6. Large heavy tires and a lift. You'll have bad gas mileage, poor power/acceleration, and probably decrease the life of the engine.
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