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Old 09-27-2010, 08:43 PM
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Question spacer lift gone wrong

I installed a 2 inch rough country spacer kit on my 2nd gen. and now my upper ball joint is touching the frame where my bump stop mounts up. I am about to tear it down. Any suggestions?
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2 questions...
2wd, right?
And you followed the directions?
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uh oh thats no good i hope u get er fixed up soon...good luck
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ugh...that sucks. There's no clearance at all?
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yea sorry I didn't specify earlier 2wd and I work in a shop so yes I am capable of the work. I ended up taking it off, I had it all in right I am sure. What I don't know is if there is a difference between the control arms of a sport and regular package, or if it had leveling coils on it already. Replacement shocks are the same size so I don't know. I did measure the coils and they measure 13 & 3/4 of an inch, but I have not found the specs for stock springs so I still don't know why exactly it didn't work, but I will find out. I had no clearance man my upper ball was resting on that bump stop bracket in fact it burred up the nut on the passenger side and I had to clean it up.
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I just installed a rough country 2" lift on my 01 ram 1500 2 wheel drive, and it raised my front end 3 3/4" . Any thoughts on that?
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I just installed a rough country 2" lift on my 01 ram 1500 2 wheel drive, and it raised my front end 3 3/4" . Any thoughts on that?
My thought is you got more bang for the buck!
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are your ball joints touching the bump stop bracket at any given time?
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Nothing is hitting ,The ride is a lot stiffer than i expected, I have 17" rim's with 245/70/17 tires. Before the lift it measured 34" from ground to bottom center of front fender, after the lift it was 37 3/4 . I also used 2" block and U bolts on the rear. Purchased the lift through Addrenaline Motorsports, they said i probably have stiffer springs than most, the truck sits level and looks good now, but I'm afraid it may sit to low in the rear when i pull a trailer. I may try 1" spacers to see if i can get 2" of lift that way.
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Autodoorman do you have any pics of your truck im looking to do a smilar lift on mine
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