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I have an 01 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.2
The back already has blocks so id like to lift the front as high as I can without spending a lot. I was planning on just cranking up the torsion bars but I was also thinking about maybe buying coil spacers when I upgrade my shocks. Am I going to run into problems or more cost by doing this? Suck as needing longer parts, steering issues, etc
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You might experience some problems with the torsion bars......have heard tell some people have alignment issues and odd tire wear but its worth a shot!
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I have an 01 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.2
The back already has blocks so id like to lift the front as high as I can without spending a lot. I was planning on just cranking up the torsion bars but I was also thinking about maybe buying coil spacers when I upgrade my shocks. Am I going to run into problems or more cost by doing this? Suck as needing longer parts, steering issues, etc
You can crank up your torsion bars up to 2.5" without having much of a problem. You might find that you'll want longer/better shocks afterwards to help smooth out the ride and avoid bottoming out.

Coil spacers won't help you, you don't have coils....

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You might experience some problems with the torsion bars......have heard tell some people have alignment issues and odd tire wear but its worth a shot!
Just get an alignment afterwards... that gets rid of those issues.
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The OP has a 2001 2nd Generation 4x4. There are no torsion bars.....

He does have coil spring and shock with 4 link front suspension.

Yes, a coil spacer is a cost effective list option. Take a look around as there are many offerings. For a year I ran 2.5" ones from Hell Bent Steel. If you have stock block in the rear, then I'd suggest only 2". This is so you don't get too nose high. I had other stuff on mine since I have an offroad edition ram.

No need to change shocks either.
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The OP has a 2001 2nd Generation 4x4. There are no torsion bars.....

He does have coil spring and shock with 4 link front suspension.

Yes, a coil spacer is a cost effective list option. Take a look around as there are many offerings. For a year I ran 2.5" ones from Hell Bent Steel. If you have stock block in the rear, then I'd suggest only 2". This is so you don't get too nose high. I had other stuff on mine since I have an offroad edition ram.

No need to change shocks either.
Ahh yes, my bad. Wasn't thinking straight that day... I had the early 3rd gens in my head.

Hell Bent Steel also has 40% off all their leveling kits today
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