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My fix for the front end sag

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by AA+ Landscaping, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I needed a fix for the sagging after I put a new Western MVP Plus plow on. About 1 month ago, I saw a thread for Supercoils. I like the idea of replacing the springs instead of adding blocks etc. This truck is a 96' Dodge 2500 gasser. I ordered Supercoils from my local supplier. The Super coils were $280 and I think they are the 5000lbs ratio with a 2 inch lift. I also replaced the front shocks while I was at it. Here are some before and after pictures with some measurments.
    Before springs with plow.jpg Before springs with plow
    Before springs with plow measurment.jpg
    Before springs with plow measurment
    Before springs without plow.jpg Before springs without plow
    Before springs without plow measurment.jpg
    Before springs without plow measurment
    Supercoils.jpg Supercoils

    Before springs with plow.jpg

    Before springs with plow measurment.jpg

    Before springs without plow.jpg

    Before springs without plow measurment.jpg

    Supercoils.jpg
     
  2. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    New and Old Coils.jpg
    New and old coils
    Installation of Supercoils.jpg
    Installation of coils. I had to use a port o power to seperate the axle far enough to get the coils in.
    Installation of Supercoils 2.jpg
    Installation of coils. I had to seperate the tie rod ends and sway bar to get more room.
    After springs without plow-truck.jpg
    After springs without the plow.
    After springs without plow.jpg
    After springs without the plow measurment.

    New and Old Coils.jpg

    Installation of Supercoils.jpg

    Installation of Supercoils 2.jpg

    After springs without plow-truck.jpg

    After springs without plow.jpg
     
  3. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    After springs with plow.jpg
    After the springs with the plow on.
    After springs with plow measurment.jpg
    After the springs with the plow on measurment.

    After springs with plow.jpg

    After springs with plow measurment.jpg
     
  4. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Man that rig looks good sitting up like that with the Western on! Nice and level. Ballast in the bed?

    Excellent job.
     
  5. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    YES 1/2 yard of river stone in a plactic box:laughing:
     
  6. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,596

    The rear actually seems low for the front now. :) Thanks for the good write up I am sure many Dodge owners like myself will thank you. Have been on the fence on the spring subject for some time now, during the next slow time I will be adding the Super Springs to my truck too!!!

    Has the spring compromised the ride of the truck??
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  7. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    YES your right! Next is the rear end. I what to put my salter back into truck.I'm going to replace the rear leafs and shocks.payup
     
  8. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    AA- are you still happy with the supercoils? I'm hopin to grab a set sometime before summer, I already have a 2" leveling kit on the front end and was thinkin about the supercoils to give me more rigidity on the front end and a little more lift would be nice as I want to do 2" or 3" blocks in the rear also. (suspension stuff is addicting lol)
     
  9. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    yes they seem ok If I would do it again I would get the 2000lbs not the 5000lbs. Be careful any thing more then 2in lift plow won't hook up.
     
  10. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    I'm not so worried about hooking the plow up as with the exception of winter break the truck will just sit with the plow on while I drove the Honda 130 mi to school and back lol. Why do you say the 2k lb ones vs. the 5k lb ones? Just because ofthe lift?
     
  11. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I like the 5000lbs are for the diesel. also on sag it all.
     
  12. CaptainSmokey

    CaptainSmokey Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    looks good . i did the 2inch leveling kit and shocks to fix it on my 06 and no sagg with the plow on nor off !
     
  13. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Think about it you just tighten up the spring up.:confused:
     
  14. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Interesting, Im going to look into this.

    BTW that truck is in awesome shape! That paint is bright.
     
  15. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    it only was 24,000 miles on it.:)