DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Suspension


Notices

Suspension 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Suspension Problems and Questions


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-23-2010, 03:13 PM
DaddyTinman DaddyTinman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 32
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Candy Red
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DaddyTinman is on a distinguished road
Default Sway bars - front AND back?

I read the post about improving suspension to correct/limit the bounce these Dodge Rams have when cornering (when my tires hit an expansion joint in a turn, I am up and around quickly). My question is......

Sway bar rear, sway bar front, or both?

Looks like a way to add some 'performance mod' to my '03 Big Red.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 06-25-2010, 04:50 PM
hemiv8dodgeram1500's Avatar
hemiv8dodgeram1500 hemiv8dodgeram1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Age: 23
Posts: 8,602
Gender: Male
Vehicle: Jeep GC WK
Rep Power: 11
Rep:964
hemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to beholdhemiv8dodgeram1500 is a splendid one to behold
Default

i am sorry i cant help you but i am sure someone here can
__________________
"Yup...Speed Kills.....mileage that is. "--brad12kx
"lol.... yeah, thats the answer! Just get under the dash and cut some wires! Im sure it will be fine!" --gregster
I dont always drink and drive, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. stay thirsty my friends
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-26-2010, 09:05 AM
67rangerman's Avatar
67rangerman 67rangerman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 26
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodeg Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White/Silver
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
67rangerman is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm sure there are many manufacturers and distributors...here's one for a rear bar, and if you scroll down the front bar is just below.

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...on/7651D4.html


For street/road commuters (like me)bars are great. For off roaders bars usually mean greatly reduced susp. travel=bad.
__________________
"O Say Does that Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave O'er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-26-2010, 12:18 PM
DaddyTinman DaddyTinman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 32
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Candy Red
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DaddyTinman is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks. But the question remains........install one, and which one - front or back; install both?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-26-2010, 12:41 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If you do the front, it's highly recommended you do the rear or you'll experience oversteer. You want to maintain/improve a neutral handling condition. If you stiffen up the front, the rear will wag like a dog's tail.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-26-2010, 11:49 PM
HemiLonestar's Avatar
HemiLonestar HemiLonestar is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MD
Age: 41
Posts: 2,121
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: SLT Lonestar Edition
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:257
HemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via AIM to HemiLonestar Send a message via MSN to HemiLonestar Send a message via Yahoo to HemiLonestar
Default

From the factory, some regular cabs came with rear bars, but none of the quad cabs came stock with a rear bar.
__________________

"Big Red"
2003 Ram 1500 QC Hemi Lonestar Edition (Mods list in profile)
2006 Charger R/T
Sarcasm - it beats killing people
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-26-2010, 11:54 PM
ScatPak07's Avatar
ScatPak07 ScatPak07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 6,008
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 & 2012 Dodge Rams
Trim Level: Sport & Power Wagon
Color: '07 - Brilliant Black, '12- Grey and Black Lower
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:970
ScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to behold
Default

I thought all the trucks had a front sway bar already. You can upgrade the front for sure. I think adding the rear would make cornering much better. I was looking at getting one for my truck as well. Just remember you are in a truck haha, it wont be that smooth.

Also have you upgraded the shocks in your truck? I know when I did the ride was much better. Hitting pot holes and other bull shit in the road it made it bearable.
__________________
Scat Pak SS/T Edition 2007 Ram 5.7L HEMI A.K.A BLACK HORNET
Performance- DS Predator w/91oct Tune, Gibson CB, BFI CAI, E-Cutout, Jet Stream Scoop, 180 Tstat, Optima Yellow Top.
Suspension-12"Lift, 6" Fabtech Lift w/ Steering Stabilizers & Dirt Logic Shocks, Bilstein 5100s, Oasis Ram Head Diff Cover, 3" PA Body Lift, SSBC Big Brake Kit
Interior- Custom Gauge Face, 3 Auto Meter Gauge A-Pillar, 2 Tone Seats, 12" Kicker L7, Focal K2 Components, Dodge Door Sills, Recon LED Map & Dome lights
Exterior- 20" Moto Metal 951, 40" BFG KM2s, N-Fab W2W Black Side Steps, Recon Black Headlights & Tails+3rd Brake Light & Light Bar, Hella 500s, T-Rex X-Metal Black 1pc Grille, Tints All Around, Painted Bushwacker Pocket Flares & Door Handles & Mirrors, LoRider Tonneau Cover, Hornblasters Train Horns, Iron Bull Bumper w/PIAA Fog & Driving Lights
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-27-2010, 11:34 AM
droshemiram's Avatar
droshemiram droshemiram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: AZ
Age: 29
Posts: 1,433
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 03 dodge ram HEMI
Color: atlantic blue
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:89
droshemiram will become famous soon enough
Default

I have front and rear sway bars from hocthkiss and Its a greAT UPGRADE.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-27-2010, 12:48 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

^^^^ I did a Hotchkis kit on my SRT8 and it is wonderful!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-27-2010, 09:09 PM
DaddyTinman DaddyTinman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 32
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Candy Red
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DaddyTinman is on a distinguished road
Default

Vunderbar! Must investigate, as Marina the Hot For Words lady says on her podcast. I will confirm sway bar on the front and install one in the.back after checking the hotchkiss one.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum