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Old 10-28-2011, 03:23 AM
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Hello all. I am new here and this is my first post so please bare with me. I am looking at the Daystar Leveling Kit for my 05 Ram 1500 4x4 and need to know if I am going to need the 1" rear block kit aswell. I would like to run 33/1250/20 on my stock wheels but it will be awhile before I need new tires so I will be running my 275/60/20s for now. Also if any one has a picture of this set up I would live to see it. I looked around on here and could not find the exact answer I was looking for. Thanks
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Welcome to the forum. Whether you get a 1" block in the rear is your choice.
I think finding a metric tire thats 285mm wide and nearly 33" tall would be a better bet the the 33x12.5 because the width of that tire will probably cause rubbing
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Well, here is my '08 with a 2.5" level kit from HBS, Hellbentsteel.com
http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=278165#post278165
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CapperRam thats a great looking ride and exactly what I am looking for. As far as the tires I want as close as I can get to a 33/1250/20 without rubbing. If I need to install spacers I will.
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I wasn't paying attention in my first post. Since your truck is 4x4 I wouldn't go any higher then 2.5" with a leveling kit or you will have front end vibrations.
That being said your truck has torsion bars in the front. You can get 2" of lift by just adjusting the torsion adjuster but after two inches the ride begins to suffer.
You can't install just a spacer because of the torsion bars
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I was going to go with either the Daystar ot Topguncustomz torsion bar keys. The local shop uses Tuff Country but they wanted $450-$500 for the kit,install,and alignment and I can get the kit for around $100 and put it on myself then I will just need the alignment. I guess my biggest question is which is the better keys to go with.
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I starting to mix up threads now lol your on the right track. I would probly go with daystar. Rough country and ready lift I believe sell keys as well if you haven't checked them out
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I have not heard much about Ready Lift. I have looked at the Rough Country one online but have heard mixed reviews on thier stuff (from my Jeep days). I have seen a lot of stuff on the Daystar and think it will probably be the way to go.
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just to let you know...you can just crank your bars up and get 2 inches of lift in about a half an hour tops...i did mine this summer and haven't even gotten it aligned yet or changed the shocks and i don't see any excessive tire wear..yet..about 2000 miles since i did it..the ride actually got better..i have about 68000 miles on it now and probably should change the shocks ...but so far all it cost me was a little time..i have stock steel 17s and was thinking of putting 295/70/17 hancooks a/t don't have any pics at the moment though ...sorry!!!
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here ya go fella. this is an 04 with 2" ready lift torsion key level kit.... 33x12.5x20" Dick Cepek FC-II tires. I still have the same shocks as before. I think I might buy a new set of shocks but the ride is pretty good... tires have 3500 kms (2200 miles) no tire wear at all and didnt do an alignment after... SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT 35'S!!!!!!!



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