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Suspension issues

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Braby, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Braby

    Braby Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hey I have a 1999 dodge ram 1500 with a 2008 western 8ft poly plow and when I put the plow on the lowest part of the plow frame is like 3 inces off the ground I put another set of used springs in it and new front shocks but same thing any advice I wanna go the cheaper route
     
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,283

    Get a pair of 2500 or 3500 springs 4 a diesel or maybe a set of timber bushings i have a 1500 ram and run whats called tuff coils made by moog
     
  3. Braby

    Braby Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Ya see and I got a set of springs outta a1999 ram 2500 so it needs to be a diesel truck to get the heavier duty ones
     
  4. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,283

    a diesel or a v10 3500 have hd springs also
     
  5. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Rjig - what is the parts number? Are they HD - that progressive spring where the coils are closer on one and and farther apart on the other end? Was it specifically for a larger truck - and - the larger truck springs fit right in? I am upgrading my F-350 and Ram 1500 now...been trying to figure out the Ram...
     
  6. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,283

    Here is some pics very similar they also make these adapters that raise the front 2 inches in the last pic see how the coils are tighter at the bottom i can get part numbers on monday

    Screenshot_2014-11-22-23-14-01.jpg

    Screenshot_2014-11-22-23-13-41.jpg

    Screenshot_2014-11-22-23-12-54.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014
  7. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,880

    This might sound a bit silly, but isn't an 8' plow a little oversized for the suspension of a 1500 series truck ? :confused: Seems as though it would be overtaxing the suspension, axle and vehicles design capacities.
     
  8. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Hey Dogplow - Hows it going over there? Yes, it is. We've talked about this. I have. 7'6" Boss on my 1500 and I've been through 2 hubs and a spindle. One reason I am doing all this research and preventative maintenance. I upgraded all parts when I put the replacements in but still need to beef it up. Now the F-350...no problem with the new V!
     
  9. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,283

    In the 2nd pic i posted the spacers have bolts in them those are the wrong ones they do look similar though they don't have bolts at the top sorry 4 this
     
  10. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    No worries - thanks! These are heavier duty than the 1500 springs? These are rated for a 2500 or 3500?
     
  11. Braby

    Braby Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hey what site do I buy those heavy duty coil springs in that picture they look perfect
     
  12. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,283

    i will get a part number there moog tuff coils if i rember correctly there for a 1500 ram 94 to 01 i will post it monday
     
  13. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    But like I was asking, if I order a 2500 pair, will they be heavier rated and will they fit?
     
  14. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
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    They will fit i have 2 trucks i have a 1500 with moog coils and a 2500 with stock springs the 1500 is a little bit more bouncy but the again there 2 different animals her is the part number for the variable rate moog 1500 springs ebay has them CC792 hope this helps it depends on what kind of ride you want
     
  15. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Thx. YA I want to put the 2500 springs (Moog) on my 1500 for more support. Doing the leafs on my F-350 too. $$$. Hope it snows here soon. Haha
     
  16. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,283

    anytime hope i was able to help