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Old 12-31-2011, 04:56 AM
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i got mine leveled the week i got it an put 35'' toyo open countrys on it, took it from GA to NY last week i was going about 80mph the whole time an no vibs at all so id so go ahead an put them in
How bad did that kill your mileage? I want to level mine, but am about to make a 4500 mile drive... will likely wait until after, lol...
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I also wounder about the fuel mileage, it seams that everyone is concerned about the fuel consummation and then raise the front end, I think the factory had a reason for keeping the front lower, mileage comes into mind, I know over the years the big trucks lower the front and taper the hoods for this reason. I know they look better but at what cost for the life time owner ship. I do not know if it is worth it. I think the ram looks pretty good the way it is.
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I usually get all my truck parts from Top Gun Customz and that what i did with this one i just got the 2 inch in house billet strut spacer im going to put mine in as soon as i get it so i can let you know or if you do yours first let me know , the tech a Top Guns said that its been about 1 n 4 with the new car dealer trucks they have been doing reguardless of cab trim gearing he aligns them all the same and some have a vibration at 55+ and some dont
I wanted to know if you installed the spacer yourself?

I tried to put the front spacer (2.5 inch) my 2011 this weekend and was unsuccessful. After the spacer was mounted to the struts top hat I for the life of me could not get the strut to fit back over the control arm. I even had a buddy put some weight on the control arm to move it lower and still nothing. Wanted to know if you had any issues?
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I wanted to know if you installed the spacer yourself?

I tried to put the front spacer (2.5 inch) my 2011 this weekend and was unsuccessful. After the spacer was mounted to the struts top hat I for the life of me could not get the strut to fit back over the control arm. I even had a buddy put some weight on the control arm to move it lower and still nothing. Wanted to know if you had any issues?
Try mounting the blocks to the Strut first then align in shock bucket.pry lower control arm down as you align lower Strut mount. Mine was a 3 inch soacer and it was tight.
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I installed rough country 2.5/ 1.75 myself. Install was quick and easy. Alignment was a must. Lost some height after I got it aligned. No vibrations so far. Was deep in the woods yesterday with no where to turn around. While flexed out or on 3 wheels multiple times, I am very happy I lifted it as soon as I did. Recommend for 2 or 4wd models bc its just not a truck unless you can go anywhere you want in it. Ground clearance and payload is why we have trucks. why not make it as capable as possible.
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I wanted to know if you installed the spacer yourself?

I tried to put the front spacer (2.5 inch) my 2011 this weekend and was unsuccessful. After the spacer was mounted to the struts top hat I for the life of me could not get the strut to fit back over the control arm. I even had a buddy put some weight on the control arm to move it lower and still nothing. Wanted to know if you had any issues?


Me and a buddy installed my rough country with no issues. The fitment of the strut after the spacer installed was the only thing that slowed us down. He pushed down in the knuckle and lower control arm while i put a pry bar in under the strut, lifted and "kicked" it into place. no problem.
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I ended up redoing the front today. I took the two inner lower control arm bolts out (messed up the alignment of the truck) but its on and looks pretty good. The rear is a little higher then the front but that's what I wanted. The rear had a 3/4 inch rear spacer.

My rims are waiting in the garage, the tires will be in either Monday or Tuesday. I will post pics up as soon as rims and tires are on.
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Has anyone used a Truxxx levelling kit?
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I installed the Pro-Comp levelling kit and have had no issues whatsoever. Sure made the truck look better too!
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I also wounder about the fuel mileage, it seams that everyone is concerned about the fuel consummation and then raise the front end, I think the factory had a reason for keeping the front lower, mileage comes into mind, I know over the years the big trucks lower the front and taper the hoods for this reason. I know they look better but at what cost for the life time owner ship. I do not know if it is worth it. I think the ram looks pretty good the way it is.
Really hate the nose down low clearance look...very unappealing...
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