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Old 01-02-2011, 11:25 PM
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First off I would like to start by saying hello to everyone. I recently purchased a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab with the 4.7L. I enjoy the truck as it sits but traded a Z71 on 36's and miss the height and look, as well as performance of a lifted truck. Being tax time I have intentions of lifting my truck very soon and would like to get a few answers for questions I have. First of all, id like to run at least 35's and figured on a 6" suspension lift but heard something about these trucks being able to fit 35's with just a leveling kit?! Is this true? If so why lift the truck 6" just to fit a 2" taller tire at best? If there are major benefits to a 6" lift what is one of the better lift kits available? One with shocks, kick bars, steering stabilizers, etc? I'll be dropping from my stock 20's to a nice set of 17x9 offroad wheels. Also would like to know about gearing in the front and rear differentials. At what point do I need to change the gearing in order to keep up performance and minimize stress on the tranny?! What gear ratio would u suggest for 35-38" tires? There may be some obvious or more technical questions that I'm forgetting to ask. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for your time and I'm glad to be a part of the forum.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:30 PM
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? I would definitely consider at least a set of 4.56's . The 4.7 doesn't make goobs of power and you don't want to kill it . Have you considered doing a programmer like one from Diablosport ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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If you're looking to get a 6" lift, then you'd be able to fit 37" tires. Yes, the RAMs will fit 35s with just a 2" front level. If you're interested in some good kits, then topguncustoms, rize industries, and skyjacker are some quality kits. For 35s, I would recommend 3.92s and for 37s i'd look at 4.10s.
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Hello and welcome aboard the ForumZ. Great to have you. I had a 6" lift with 37x13.5 on 17's and rubbed (at full crank and going down small dips like driveways) initially, so long term should you decide a lift or bigger tires, this will give you an idea of what to expect.
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Congrats on your truck, any pics? We'd love to see it! I don't have any advice for you, but others here surely will, so stay tuned! Lots of cool mod ideas here and great people and info too, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Yes, with a 2" level kit and the right offset on the wheels, 35's are doable.

The 4.7L will have a bit of a problem adding that much unsprung weight to the corners so a set of gears will probably be in your future.

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