Originally Posted by SUL7ENAZ
So are your stock shocks blown? I just don't see the reason to replace your shocks now if you are going to do a cst 7" and have to buy longer shocks with it (longer shocks are needed because the 3" coil spacer in the kit will change the suspension geometry and require you to use a longer shock). And FYI you can add 4" spindles without needing longer shocks. I know the thread states what your shock options are so here is the answer to your question: you can add any stem (top mounting style) to loop (bottom mounting style in the appropriate extended and collapsed length. You will either have to measure or call a company like bilstein to find out. Typically most people don't look for anything nicer than bottom of the line for stock height. If you know the travel (extended length-collapsed usable lengths) you can add virtually any type of stem to eye shock.
Ok... You are really going to make me explain myself, aren't you?
First off, the CST lift does not require longer shocks on the front. The geometry is still the same. The a-arms are in the same position, and the bump stops are too. My shocks are not blown. I just WANT to replace them to something BETTER. My history of modifying trucks is extreme. Usually completely removing the suspension and fabricating something new. I have done that a few times. (one ride even featured in Off-Road magazine), but this truck is not going to be like that. It is going to be simple. Just a simple lift with better shocks to handle these Arizona dirt roads...
Now, maybe I should have been clearer with my question...
"Does anyone know of any bolt-in shock applications for a 2wd 4th gen Ram?"
Here's the only one I can find:
Now it seems this may be the best option out there. My new plan (since I want better than that bilstein, is to modify the mounts so I can run a king or fox shock in there. The stock shock is upper pin to lower eyelet but the eyelet comes with that weird flat blade-like mount. Here is an adapter to change the upper pin to standard:
I remember seeing somewhere the adapter for that lower blade-like mount to use a standart eyelet shock as well. (refer to the first bilstein photo to see the odd lower mount.) But, I am still searching for it. If/when I find it, I'll likely use it on bottom, and the pin to eyelet adapter on top and run a king shock in there.
Now if anyone knows of any good bolt-in applications to save myself all the trouble of the mount modifications, then I would love to hear about them.