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MoparPlowJockey

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by MoparPlowJockey, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. MoparPlowJockey

    MoparPlowJockey Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 31

    I have an 01 Ram 1500 and it is time for new shocks. I use the truck to plow driveways and small business lots. The plow drops the front end down when raised. Any suggestions outside of Timbrens? I know now I should have bought a 3/4 ton. Live and Learn!
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Shocks DO NOT SUPPORT THE TRUCK. they will not prevent the nose from dipping when you raise the plow. Except air shocks like gabrial Hi-Jackers.

    Ad air shocks to the front. you wont find a listing but go to Gabrial web site and find air shocks that are the same mounting and size.
     
  3. MoparPlowJockey

    MoparPlowJockey Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 31

    shocks

    Anyone use coilovers on the front? What were the results?
     
  4. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Hit up a junk yard/parts store/dealer and get a set of the 1-ton diesel springs and make sure you're running enough ballast.
     
  5. MoparPlowJockey

    MoparPlowJockey Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 31

    shocks

    Will the one ton springs fit in the 1/2 ton spring perch? I thought about this but was not sure they would fit the stock mount. Also does the front axle on a 1/2 ton carry the same weight capacity as the 3/4 ton?
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Yes the springs from a 3500 diesel will fit.
    or the springs from a 2500 with the sno plow prep.

    Do a search in the Dodge forum for "springs", "sagging front end"
    Their is some very detailed info.

    Heaver springs will not increase the compasity of your axle but they will help your truck handle the weight better.
     
  7. MoparPlowJockey

    MoparPlowJockey Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 31

    springs

    Anyone had any experience with coilover springs on the front for added load support?