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Old 03-26-2014, 03:13 PM
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Hello All, I have an 09 1500 2WD. I bought it with a 2/4 lowering kit with stock shocks on them. The reason I know this is that the shocks have 'Chrysler' on them and the truck sits low. (http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=751180#post751180) I live in Rochester NY where the snow and pot holes are king. I had to put about 360 pounds in the bed all winter to give me traction and I was bottoming out on the smallest dips in the road. Now, I have the weight out and I am still bottoming out. I thought about the AirLift 1000, but I think that might just be a band-aid. I am having trouble finding after market coil springs for both front and back, except for at the dealer. I don't want to return the rear to stock as the gate would be CRAZY. I don't need heavy duty, as I wont be hauling a lot of weight. I tow a trailer every once in a while. Besides paying the dealer for 4 new OEM springs, are there other options?

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Hello All, I have an 09 1500 2WD. I bought it with a 2/4 lowering kit with stock shocks on them. The reason I know this is that the shocks have 'Chrysler' on them and the truck sits low. (http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=751180#post751180) I live in Rochester NY where the snow and pot holes are king. I had to put about 360 pounds in the bed all winter to give me traction and I was bottoming out on the smallest dips in the road. Now, I have the weight out and I am still bottoming out. I thought about the AirLift 1000, but I think that might just be a band-aid. I am having trouble finding after market coil springs for both front and back, except for at the dealer. I don't want to return the rear to stock as the gate would be CRAZY. I don't need heavy duty, as I wont be hauling a lot of weight. I tow a trailer every once in a while. Besides paying the dealer for 4 new OEM springs, are there other options?

Thanks in advance

Have you tried some local junk yards?

I have used junkyarddog.com for parts many times.

What kind(brand) of lowering kit is on your truck?

I'm in the market for a lowering kit and mine is a 2009 Crew Cab. Once you remove it, if you are interested, I may be interested in buying it.
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Another option might be bolt-in coil spring spacers for the rear springs.
You can get them in an 1.5" height,and they just bolt into the upper spring pocket on the rear,then the spring sits on them.
Check with your local 4X4 or Truck shop,they should have them in stock,as they're used fairly often in the 4X4 world,but they also work good on 2 wheel drive trucks.
They aren't cheap,but they're cheaper then new springs
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Thanks for the replies:
MF: The local yards don't have springs for my truck......yet. Not sure what kind of kit is on the truck as they were on when I bought it. I'll check out junkyarddog.co.

Hornet: I thought about the spacers, but I think that I would rather have the extra travel. There are not a lot of options for a 4x2 as far as after-market springs. They dealer quoted me $400 for all 4.

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You might find somebody who would be interested in a swap,if you put an ad up in the "for sale" section down below.
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Is it possible that you have stock springs that have been cut? That would explain why it keeps bottoming out as the stock springs aren't progressive rate. Aftermarket lowering springs are progressive to keep from bottoming out when lowered. If they are stock springs that have been cut, then replacing them with aftermarket lowering springs should solve your bottoming out problem while still being lowered.
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http://www.wholesalemopar.com/parts_...FU4R7Aod5T4A5Q

This is where I just bought my rear shocks from.
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Not sure if your still looking but I have a complete set of springs and shocks for a 2012 crew and 2011 RT. less than 1000 miles on each.
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