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Old 11-13-2009, 04:26 PM
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Default Sooo ya...umm lifting a 98' 2WD V6

Although I know not everyone is a fan of lifting 2WD trucks especially V6's ive decided to take mine which is in rather good condition and try lifting it.

My cousin (who owns a shop) and I have put a 6" Superlift kit with a 3" BDS body in his 04' Chevy Silverado 4x4, so after having my truck for awhile and riding in his truck for awhile we have decided to go ahead and try something with my
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So here it is.... Yes it is a 1998 Dodge Ram 3.9L 2WD truck. I am going to lift it slightly and stick some 33's under it. It has 31's on it right now and they have been on there since i bought it.

Originally I was going to just do a body or levelling kit but figured since the ORIGINAL stock shocks and coils were still on the truck I would take this as an excuse to put new suspension under it. Im thinking the 3.5" spindle kit from FABTECH will work best. This kit supposedly comes with lift spindles, 4 shocks and a 1.5" block/Ubolt kit.

As for tires im thinking of going with a 285/75/16 Hercules Traildigger M/T on an aftermarket Eagle alloy 16" rim.

I would like to get peoples opinions on the project and will be greatful to take all negative and or positive feedback. Also any stories or experiences with the 3.9L V6 liftage would be great also

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do you mean 285's
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I give props for lifting 2wds! I rather see them taller than lower!
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The only thing I could see is losing a lot of power from your V6 by lifting it onto heavier tires. But i'd say go for it, I appreciate customization in all forms.
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Go for it! Some Baja pre-runners are 2WD and they are lifted...
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Thanks RAMROD for the edit..... yes i meant 285 and have corrected it.

CdnoilRAM do you know of any performance mods for a 3.9L ?

or anyone out there have any ideas for that matter ??


Thanks everyone for your replys.

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Thanks RAMROD for the edit..... yes i meant 285 and have corrected it.

CdnoilRAM do you know of any performance mods for a 3.9L ?

or anyone out there have any ideas for that matter ??


Thanks everyone for your replys.
Twin 85mm Turbos would wake it up nicely!
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im sure twin turbos would get it going nicely but im looking for something a little less involved and maybe just a plug and go or bolt on type mod.

Is there anyone out there who has done anything quick, simple and cost effective to the 3.9L to wake it up ??

Thanks everyone for your replies and support for me doing the lift to the 2WD'r

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Yeah , I agree with Cdnoilram . If you go up in tire size you are definitely gonna kill low end power . May have to compensate for it by gearing the truck a little lower . 4.10s won't be a bad gear . The 285/75/16 are equilavent to about a 33" tire . Theres not a whole lot you can do with the motor other than dump alot of money in it and if that were to happen you would be better off putting a V8 in it .
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go for it dude. I had a 1993 Ford F150 2wd i made into a semi lifted pre-runner and then a 2003 Ford Ranger Edge 2wd that i lifted on 39's. I always used the excuse i like the look of lifted but dont want all the extra parts to break. Basically i had street queens but they looked good. Go for it.
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