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i recommend welding your back perches under the axle for safety.. google it and ou will find many horror stories about the axle coming loose, transverse under torque and by by rear end and driveshaft...
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The rims I have on mine are solid face cut out back for weight. Also use great tires but they run 400$ a single. Depending on you're torque and Diff gear aka (limited slip or posi) can throw a wrench in your progression. if you're looking for better grip you might have to buy better tires and a 22"in rim. Also changing leaf springs to lower the back 3-4in will healp with weight balance. Struts and anti sway front and back are good ideas I use them all and still spin my tires like its a job. These also help in handling turning on a dime with a ram 1500 is a miricle but can be done.
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I just put a Ground Force 1.5"/4.3" lowering kit on mine still running stock 20” wheels with 275/55R20 tires. Front 1.5 springs flip kit for the rear, everything you need shocks and all. Will need to get an alignment ASAP. If you’re good with a wrench you’ll have around 4 to 6 hours labor in it
Their kit for 4X4 uses Torsion bar keys on front rather than springs and the same flip kit for the rear

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Update I did have a vibration around 30-40 mph here’s what I did to solve it.
Used shims on axle and plate on trans tail shaft that came with kit for proper pinion/driveshaft alignment, ( I thought) after playing around with it this weekend I found the trans needed to be raised just about 1/32 of an inch added a homemade shim to raise tail shaft. Like magic vibration all gone. I am going to play with it some more to see if I can get same result by changing shims around/out and spacer plate at trans.
FYI everything I found told me angle of pinion is between 3 and 6 degrees
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the 4/6 drop can only run 30" or smaller tires i have 255/35r24 and thy are right at 30"
i have the same 4/6 kit on my o4 qc i run 295 45 20s with no problems.. buy energy suspension bump stops cut them to fit so it dont travel to far up into the fender wells....trial and error i cut the first set to short but there only 11.99 at advance auto ... ye should fill privileged to get info from me.. but thou are a fellow mopar man...that why you shall receive...MOTORHEAD 8:16
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Motorhead816, truck pics please! The avatar looks great...but its small!
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never mind, answered my own questions!
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I'm a fan of McGaughys lowering kits for static drops. They keep all of the geometry correct. Depending on how much modification you want to make you could do a 2"-4" drop and get a little difference in handling or do a 4"-6" and really drop the center of gravity and improve the handling. As for shocks, I would go with a nice set of Bilsteins. They are a little more money but definitely worth it. When it comes to wheels and tires, when you go with a smaller sidewall you'll get less roll improving road feel, but it also gives a harsher ride. The question you really need to ask yourself is how much comfort do you really want to sacrifice? You can do 305/40-22s like on the SRT-10 and have good performance and great comfort. Or you could do 305/30-26s and have it feel like it is literally on rails but ride extremely rough and constantly worry about road rashing your rims. If it were my truck I would do the 4"-6" with 305/35-24s. Hope this helps...
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Does anyone make a wheel like the 20" fat 5 chrome OEM wheel in a 22"? I found a pic, and I swear they are 22"s....but its that wheel....maybe photoshop?!
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One more thing...Anyone w/ a 4/6 pull anything w/ their truck notched? I have a 21' bass boat I will be pullin, and want to be sure there are no demons waiting on me.
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