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 > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Suspension


Notices

Suspension 2nd Gen Dodge Ram Suspension Problems and Questions


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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-28-2010, 10:35 PM
sherker55 sherker55 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Age: 36
Posts: 4
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1996 1500 2wd
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
sherker55 is on a distinguished road
Default 2nd Gen 1500 2wd

HI everyone, I'll keep this short and sweet as this is for a friend of mine. 1996 1500 5.9 2wd 145k miles. Suspension sucks and he wants to upgrade, everything is sagging and shot! I searched for swapping a 2500 or 3500 suspension but only found 1 thread. Can it be done, and if so, what will we need (besides obvious, like springs shocks, eetc) Thanks in advance!

Mark
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 11-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Toms Blue Ram 1500's Avatar
Toms Blue Ram 1500 Toms Blue Ram 1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dundalk , Md .
Age: 50
Posts: 21,491
Gender: Male
Vehicle: '01 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport with Off-Road
Color: Intense Blue
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 19
Rep:1588
Toms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant future
Default

I'm not sure it can be done . I would say rebuild what he has .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2010, 11:43 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 18,831
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 19
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

springs can be re arced & they can add an extra leaf
there are several places that do it, places all over the USA & Canada
they do Spring Repair Re-arch, Repair, Rebuild, Leaf Additions, Overload Additions

here is a bit of info about it
http://www.eatonsprings.com/rearching.htm
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2010, 01:18 PM
sherker55 sherker55 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Age: 36
Posts: 4
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1996 1500 2wd
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
sherker55 is on a distinguished road
Default

Awesome thanks guys...I was thinking of going to the 2500 springs and leafs to give it a higher stance, it looks like a low-rider! having the extra height wouldn't hurt because he also wants to go with bigger tires/wheels (seems like all 94+ rams have same bolt pattern & size)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-09-2010, 08:30 PM
96DodgeRam1500's Avatar
96DodgeRam1500 96DodgeRam1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 45
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge 2500 4x4 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
96DodgeRam1500 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ive heard that it can be done.. but only with a 2nd Gen 2500... the rear leafs ive been told will bolt up in the same holes. the only thing you would have to do is drill out the holes on the 1500 for the 2500 bolts because they are bigger. Shocks off a 2500 should bolt right up in the rear. front would basically just be the springs out of a gas burner 2500.. diesel coils will not work. upper and lower a-arms should bolt up... i recommend getting a 3" lifted spindles. Theyre on ebay for $300 a pair.. and you would just need shocks.. you would need wheel spacers if you go the spindle route. Because you would need a mininum of 4 1/4 backspacing.
__________________
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport 4x4. 360 all stock. Leveling kit with 315s.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-09-2010, 08:32 PM
96DodgeRam1500's Avatar
96DodgeRam1500 96DodgeRam1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 45
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge 2500 4x4 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
96DodgeRam1500 is on a distinguished road
Default

Also, dont try gettin a 4x4 2500 and expect it to work on the 1500. It would have to be a 2WD also.
__________________
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport 4x4. 360 all stock. Leveling kit with 315s.
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 12:58 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