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Old 02-09-2011, 02:49 PM
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Hey all, just thought I would get some other opinions on this. Just bought my truck a couple weeks ago from a small local dealer. I'm wondering if anyone knows the stock amount of leaf bars in the rear leaf spring for a 1500. I'm wondering if the one I bought has aftermarket add a leafs for suspension lift. I'm inclined to believe so but this is my first dodge and many of these trucks seem to sit high even on stock suspension. The front end radius arms look like they are newer and less rusted than the rest of the mounts and suspension parts, but that could be in my head also. Here are some pics, any input appreciated!
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well hey there i also just got my truck in the past few weaks as well. and let me tell you yours sits a whole lot higher then mine in the picture and i know mine is bone stock. i dont think there is a add a leaf in the pics you suplied but theres defenetly a block kit on the back thats what i am thinking the person who had it before you most likely did. but hey im new here so if someone else thinks that there is something else going on here feel free to say.
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Hello, you definitely have about a 2"-3" block in the rear and judging by the looks of your truck it's about a 4" lift kit. Congrats !
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I think the stock rear leafs are 3 bowed and 1 long stretch on the bottom, which looks like what you have. I think the others are correct about the blocks -they are giving your truck the higher stance. Blocks sit under the springs in the center - right on top of the axle fastened by u-bolts.
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Yup, completely looked right past the blocks! Glad it wasn't all in my head
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Looks like factory block from a sport/offroad package. My truck has those same blocks and i have the factory 2 inch lift
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i think reed is right on this and i was wrong i just looked at mine and it has the same blocks on the back as you do and i know the person before me didnt lift it for it was owned by the state of nebraska since new. anyways it looks like you have a factory lift in the back and madye spacers in the front but who knows other than the previous owner.
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easiest way to see if your truck is lifted is to put your truck on level ground. take a tape measure and measure the rear from the ground to the top of the wheel well. on the front, on the same side, do the same thing. if it isn't lifted, the front will be 2.5 inches lower than the rear.
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