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dodge 1500 front end to low

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cha-chas plowin, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. cha-chas plowin

    cha-chas plowin Member
    Messages: 44

    we had just picked up a 2002 dodge and it came with a plow and the font end way low with the plow need to know what i can do about it my other truck is a 2500 dodge with a x blade and it fine:dizzy:
     
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    TIMBRENS and atleast 600 pounds of ballast:waving:
     
  3. cha-chas plowin

    cha-chas plowin Member
    Messages: 44

    thanks

    hay thank for that info:cool:
     
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    you can also replace the front springs ( I believe those are coils...) with 2500 springs. That'll do it, almost as fast and almost as cheap.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,583

    That would be the trick..:rolleyes:

    Look through this post there is some good info and a how-to-section.http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=11316&highlight=springs
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    timbrens and 360lbs ballast in my 04 Holds her pretty level.
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,583

    "and some rear assists:rolleyes"

    :rolleyes: It would help too.. lol



    O.k. o.k. I did put a set(timbrens) on one truck a 2500 Dodge. I recommend them for the rear too, if you go with the heaver springs. It will help with the ballast and it will eliminate the sea-saw motion. ( when you power the plow and the front comes up and the back goes down and vice versa..
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2006
  9. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Timbrens and cranking the torsion bars are your only option on an 02. Install the timbrens then have a shop crank the bars and have an alignment done.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2006
  10. cha-chas plowin

    cha-chas plowin Member
    Messages: 44

    what bif thay dont have springs

    i checked my front end out i have no springs or coils in the rear has springs has:help:
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,583

    :confused: ??????
    I did not think that an 02 1500 had torsion bars???? lol
    If you have torsion bars crank them up some and install a set of timbrens both front and in the rear,
    call Albany spring??sp,,, a sponsor has them, there is a thread in the pic section with some info.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2006
  12. cha-chas plowin

    cha-chas plowin Member
    Messages: 44

    thanks

    thanks for the help raisede it 2 inchs:gunsfiring:
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Get your alignment checked, and check the load range on your tires.