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Old 12-02-2017, 04:51 AM
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3" levelingblocks and lower control arms

I want to raise front end of my 1995 Ram 4x4, and use 3" spacer blocks on top of springs. I've been told I need to use adjustable lower control arms to center axle. Is this true? It doesn't seem to be enough to move axle back. What have others done?
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It will move it back and over as well. I know on my 01 I drove over 200k without adjustable or longer arms or an adjustable track bar and it showed no ill effects on handling or tire wear.
When I did finally get around to replacing the arms and trac bar after that long I felt no discernible difference in handing or again in tire wear.
I did not run large oversize tires just the 285/75/16 and had no issues. However at some point in size you might very well run into the issue of needing longer ones so that your tires will fit.
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I have used 2 inch spacers on several 2nd gens without doing anything to the lower arms.
They worked fine for a couple hundred thousand miles on at least two Dodge 2500s.

At some point having more tire clearance at the rear of the wheel well might be a reason to install those lower arms. That would depend on the tire size and rim width and backspace you choose.
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I plan on running the stock steel 16" rims with 255/85/16. The tires will be tall, but narrower than what most guys run these days
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Get some Thuren soft ride coils and longer shocks which you'll need anyway.
His 2" 3rd gen coils yield 2.75" on a 2nd gen.
https://www.thurenfabrication.com/pr...nce-coils.html
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Originally Posted by Danderson View Post
Get some Thuren soft ride coils and longer shocks which you'll need anyway.
His 2" 3rd gen coils yield 2.75" on a 2nd gen.
https://www.thurenfabrication.com/pr...nce-coils.html
bit spendy for just coils. I can't imagine the ride and performance are noticeably different from stock coils under a spacer.
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