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Old 12-13-2010, 07:01 PM
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There are a bunch of threads in the "lowering or standard" section and it sounds like you get exactly the amount of the spacer.

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I have looked through just about every thread. Everyone lists the amount of lift but nobody has the dimension of the actual spacer. I'm just going to jack it up when I get home from work today and measure it. Thanks for looking!
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I was talking about height. If you mill some 1" spacers you will get 1" of lift.
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Because of the geometry of the suspension that is incorrect. The A arm attaches to the frame on one end, and spindle on the other. The coil spring assembly is in between. If it was exactly centered then the lift would be twice the spacer.
I checked this when I got home yesterday. I measured the distance from the top of the coil spring to the bottom of the shock mount. Then I jacked the front end of the truck up 2". I measured the distance again and it was 1 1/8" longer. From this I can conclude that the coil spring is slightly closer to the spindle (where the tire connects) than the frame.

For every inch of lift the spacer needs to be 9/16"

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sounds good. good luck with your project. i'm was only relaying real world applications from the numerous people on this forum who have already installed leveling kits.
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I understand that, and thanks for the input. Every model truck is different and in some cases that may be correct. I was hoping that there was someone on here that had a 2010 Ram with a spacer in the front that could measure it. I'm going to make a 1 1/8" spacer and hope it works. I will put pictures up before and after.
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Nice pic of your buried datsun good luck w/ machining your own kit I look forward to pics
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Cool. Look fwd to the pics. Always more fulfilling when you can make your own parts.
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Material before machining


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I am going to try and install them this weeekend!
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I finally found some time today to put on my spacers. It took me about 3 hours total and I could not be happier with the way it looks.
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